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.

 

Preventing Suicide

Categories: Blog
No one wants to think that the pain and sadness of a loved one is enough to cause suicidal feelings – but the reality is, suicide is one of the leading causes of death – and is on the rise in the US. Knowing the signs, whether you see them in yourself or a loved …

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Should I Stay in Charleston During A Hurricane?

Categories: Blog, Common Concerns
UPDATED: Check here for the latest local updates on Hurricane Florence. In the midst of Hurricane Season for the Lowcountry, staying safe is the number one priority. It is critical to stay informed, especially if you or your loved ones make the decision to remain in your home during a dangerous weather event or in the …

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How To Cut Back on Sugar

Categories: Blog, Common Concerns
Excessive sugar in your diet can increase your chances of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and obesity – and all too often, we don’t even realize how much sugar we are actually consuming. As a daily rule, those consuming about 2,000 to 2,500 calories should not consume more than 25 -38 grams of sugar – …

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What Questions Should I Ask My Doctor?

Categories: Blog, Health Check
Do you have a doctor’s appointment coming up? You may think that your physician can assess your health just by examining you – but it’s just as important to talk to your physician about your lifestyle during your check up, as well as to ask questions regarding your care, lab work, over the counter mediations …

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