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 the holiday season 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 holidays, while up to two-thirds of us acknowledge feeling stress and fatigue. There can be many factors affecting …

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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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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 more – 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, …

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