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Dear Nurse Wanda: When the Shoe’s on the Other Foot

Categories: Blog, Dear Nurse Wanda
Charleston Cares Guest Blogger, Wanda Lefler, RN, is the Nurse Manager at Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic. Each month, she will offer her insight into patient care, health management – and the art of listening. If you have a medical question for Nurse Wanda, please e-mail your questions to Dear Nurse Wanda: How can …

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One Minute Fit: That Smokey Mountain Strength

Categories: Blog, One Minute Fit
One Minute Fit is our health and lifestyle video series aimed at introducing simple, healthy habits into your daily routine. Brittany Block, Fitness and Lifestyle Coach, shares how you can get that ‘Smokey Mountain Strength’ by this simple at-home plank workout targeting your heart rate and core. Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic is a free clinic in Charleston, …

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Tips For Maintaining That Perfect Dad Bod

Categories: Blog, Health Check
Father’s Day is a great time to focus on men’s health. For dads especially, finding the time to commit to your body’s needs is critical. This easy to follow prescription points out the small ways by which you can incorporate wellness into your daily routine. You can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but you …

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Where Can I Find the Cheapest Prescription Drugs?

Categories: Blog, Common Concerns
Filling your prescriptions- especially when treating chronic illness – can put a significant dent in your monthly budget.  Mary Bull, Patient Resource Coordinator at Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic  – a free clinic based outside of Charleston, SC – lives up to her name when it comes to finding the cheapest prescription drugs on the …

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