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.

 

Men’s Health: What You Need to Monitor

Categories: Blog, Health Check
June is National Men’s Health Awareness Month, and it’s important to evaluate health issues commonly experienced by men as they enter adulthood and middle age. If you have not visited your primary health physician for some time, you may wish to schedule an appointment at your health care clinic in order to screen for health …

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Grilling Safety: 5 Tips For Your Health

Categories: Blog, Common Concerns
Summer time is the perfect season to break out the grill; unfortunately, it’s also the perfect breeding ground for food borne germs and poisoning to develop. Warmer temperatures in the lowcountry, and cross contamination of meats and other produce, can easily promote the growth of bacteria causing gastrointestinal problems, diarrhea and vomiting. Besides hand washing …

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Why Should I Drink More Water?

Categories: Blog, Common Concerns
Don’t Underestimate- Hydrate! We’re all a little guilty of passing up the daily recommended amount of water. Coffee drinks, sodas, alcohol, sweetened beverages and food often take the place of this vital element in its purest form. While water can indeed be found in many beverages and some of the nutrients we eat (like fruit …

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Dear Nurse Wanda: The Value of A Nurse

Categories: Blog, Dear Nurse Wanda
Charleston Cares Guest Blogger, Wanda Lefler, RN, is the Nurse Care 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 nursemanager.bifmc@gmail.com. Today, an inquiry arose about the value of …

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