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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 with #CharlestonCares.

 

Surprising Facts about Free Clinics

Categories: Blog, Health Check, Other
More than half of the US population will dip below the poverty line at some point before the age of 65. Many Americans may find themselves without health insurance at one point or another in life – which can be a very frightening experience. Whether a person is in between jobs; works without receiving employee …

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Ask A Nutritionist: What’s a Reasonable Weight loss Goal?

Categories: Blog, Health Check
Joanne M. Gallivan, M.S., R.D.N. is a registered Dietitian Nutritionist and volunteer at Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic. Prior to joining the Clinic, she served as the Director of the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP). Setting a lofty New Year’s Resolution? Think again! Have you started off the new year by setting a New Year’s …

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How You Did It: One Staff Member’s Weight Loss Journey

Categories: Blog, Health Check
Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic regularly treats patients who experience hypertension, Type 2 Diabetes, high blood pressure and other chronic diseases associated with excess weight. Despite the recommendation to lose weight for disease management and better health outcomes, the process of adapting to a new lifestyle and diet can be challenging for adults. Losing weight …

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How To Quit Smoking

Categories: Blog, Common Concerns
A recent study by the American Cancer Society found that almost half of all cancer deaths were attributed to modifiable risk factors, such as smoking. Smoking cigarettes kills more Americans than alcohol, car accidents, HIV, guns, and illegal drugs combined. While you may already know about all the risks associated with tobacco use, quitting is …

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