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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 using #CharlestonCares or #HIPchs!

 

Healthy Bagged Lunch Ideas

Categories: Blog, Health Check
After a long break, we’re back to those Back-to-School (or work) Lunches – and with it, a chance for everyone to start fresh with a few nutritional goals! Incorporating some healthy bagged lunch ideas into the mix will keep the whole family on target for a productive school and work year. Kids aren’t the only …

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How Can I Reduce My Grocery Bill? Ask a Nutritionist.

Categories: Ask a Nutritionist, Blog, Common Concerns
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). Many always ask: How can I reduce my grocery bill? You don’t have to spend a lot of money to …

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How Can I Increase My Physical Activity? Ask a Nutritionist.

Categories: Ask a Nutritionist, 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). There’s no time like the present to make physical activity a regular part of the day. The key is to …

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What is a Healthy Blood Pressure for a Healthy Heart? Ask a Nutritionist.

Categories: Ask a Nutritionist, Blog, Health Check
High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, puts you at a greater risk of heart disease. Many people who have it don’t know it. It’s important to have your blood pressure checked routinely. If your blood pressure stays higher than 130/80 for a period of time, it can cause serious health problems. These problems include …

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