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 using #CharlestonCares or #HIPchs!

 

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, it is estimated that more than 23 million are still without health insurance. Why? The Affordable Care Act is not the …

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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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