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Charleston Cares Blog aims to bring 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 using #CharlestonCares or #HIPchs!

 

How To Grocery Shop Safely In the Age of Coronavirus

Categories: Blog, Health Check
Going to the grocery store can be a stressful enough event as it is. In the age of coronavirus, many now find themselves experiencing even more anxiety; particularly for the medically vulnerable or elderly population. No matter who you are, going into the store with plan is the best bet for keeping yourself – and …

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How Can I Eat Enough Protein During A Meat Shortage? Ask a Nutritionist.

Categories: Ask a Nutritionist, Blog
Many people rely on beef, pork, and poultry as the main source of protein for their meals; and getting enough protein is important. Protein helps to build muscle, repair tissue and provides energy, along with essential vitamins and minerals. But as we face a potential meat shortage these days, it’s good to know there are …

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How Do I Keep My Family Healthy Under A Stay-At-Home Guidance? Ask A Nutritionist

Categories: Ask a Nutritionist, Blog
During these difficult and unusual times, it can be a challenge to think about eating healthy and staying physically active. Particularly as many find themselves facing financial uncertainty, planning your weekly grocery budget and saving money is a particular concern across the US. (Contact the Lowcountry Food Bank if you are low on food, or …

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Black History Month: African American Pioneers in Medicine

Categories: Blog, Highlights In Medicine, Home Feature
In celebration of Black History Month, here are a few profiles on notable African American pioneers in medicine. These men and women persevered against astounding racial and political odds of their time to become establishing pillars in the medical field. James McCoune Smith (1813-1865) The first African American to earn a medical degree and practice …

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