Charleston Cares

Charleston Cares is our Blog bringing you weekly health tips, heart-friendly recipes, and daily living news. You can find us at www.bifmc.org or follow updates on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Tag us with #CharlestonCares.

 

How You Did It: One Staff Member’s Weight Loss Journey

Categories: Blog, Health Check
Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic regularly treats patients who experience hypertension, Type 2 Diabetes, high blood pressure and other chronic diseases associated with excess weight. Despite the recommendation to lose weight for disease management and better health outcomes, the process of adapting to a new lifestyle and diet can be challenging for adults. Losing weight …

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How To Quit Smoking

Categories: Blog, Common Concerns
A recent study by the American Cancer Society found that almost half of all cancer deaths were attributed to modifiable risk factors, such as smoking. Smoking cigarettes kills more Americans than alcohol, car accidents, HIV, guns, and illegal drugs combined. While you may already know about all the risks associated with tobacco use, quitting is …

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Preventing Suicide

Categories: Blog
No one wants to think that the pain and sadness of a loved one is enough to cause suicidal feelings – but the reality is, suicide is one of the leading causes of death – and is on the rise in the US. Knowing the signs, whether you see them in yourself or a loved …

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Should I Stay in Charleston During A Hurricane?

Categories: Blog, Common Concerns
UPDATED: Check here for the latest local updates on Hurricane Florence. In the midst of Hurricane Season for the Lowcountry, staying safe is the number one priority. It is critical to stay informed, especially if you or your loved ones make the decision to remain in your home during a dangerous weather event or in the …

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