Charleston Cares

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 with #CharlestonCares.

 

Meal Planning With Diabetes -And A Diabetic Meal Plan App To Guide You

Categories: Blog, Health Check, Home Feature
Living with diabetes – a reality for 10% of the US population – it is often a daunting task to throw a recipe together that keeps your glucose levels, cholesterol, blood pressure and weight on track- every single day. Particularly around dinner time, when many who return home from a long day at work feel …

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One Minute Fit: Dancing With The Stairs!

Categories: Blog, One Minute Fit
One Minute Fit is our new 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 turn any trip up and down the stairs into a heart-rate elevator. Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic provides medical care to eligible patients, just like …

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Holiday Depression: 5 Tips to Cope

Categories: Blog, Health Check, Home Feature
Does December fill you with cheer and excitement for the upcoming year? Odds are, no – not at all. According to the American Psychological Association, half of all people experience sadness or irritability during the holiday season, while up to two-thirds of us acknowledge feeling stress and fatigue. There can be many factors affecting our …

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One Minute Fit: Pumpkin Pie First!

Categories: Blog, One Minute Fit
One Minute Fit is our new health and lifestyle video series aimed at introducing simple, healthy habits into your daily routine. Brittany Block, Fitness and Lifestyle Coach, walks us through our best bet for a Thanksgiving dessert this season. Looking for a healthy, low sugar or vegan Pumpkin Pie recipe? Browse through this list of delicious pumpkin …

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Why Doesn’t Every American Have Health Insurance Now?

Categories: Blog, Common Concerns, Home Feature
Who exactly are the Americans without health insurance today? Wasn’t the point of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to cover everyone? While the Affordable Care Act has extended coverage to 17 million more Americans, a projected 23 million will still be without health insurance in 2017. Why? The Affordable Care Act is not the same …

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