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.

 

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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Will a Flu Shot Give Me The Flu?

Categories: Blog, Common Concerns, Home Feature
As the Charleston heat begins to cool and the Lowcountry autumn creeps in, the “dreaded” signs begin to pop up: Flu Shot Immunizations Here!  Think you can sneak by without getting vaccinated again this year? Why would you want to! Consider a few important reasons why you should take the plunge and get jabbed: The flu shot will NOT …

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How To Protect Yourself From Mosquitoes in Charleston

Categories: Blog, Health Check, Home Feature
It’s no secret that mosquitoes are host to an array of viruses such as dengue, chikungunya, and Zika – and are potentially harmful to the young, elderly, sick and pregnant. But how do you adequately protect yourself from mosquito bites in the Lowcountry? In South Carolina, mosquito season runs regularly from about April until October, or as …

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