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Community Partners: Lowcountry Blessing Box Project

Categories: Blog, Charleston Gives
Looking for a way to help your community, or in need of supplementing your own pantry? The Lowcountry Blessing Box Project is a great neighbor-to-neighbor effort to provide families with non-perishables, foods and other essential items like diapers, sun screen, and toiletries. The Blessings Box Project aims to decrease food insecurity in the Charleston area, …

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Healthcare Intern Confidential: “What’s The Catch?”

Categories: Blog, Charleston Gives, Non-Profit
“What’s The Catch?“The perspective of a student intern on the operations of a free health clinic “What are your summer plans?” is a question all students are asked every spring. To my delight, I explain my opportunity to learn from and contribute to the daily operations at Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic, located on Johns Island, …

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Do I Really Need to Eat Fruits and Vegetables Every Day? Ask A Nutritionist.

Categories: Ask a Nutritionist, Blog
Should you really strive to consume fruits and vegetables each day? The answer is yes: Eating more fruits and vegetables may reduce chances of death. A new research study has found that eating two fruits and three vegetables a day may be enough to lower chances of death from heart disease, cancer, and lung illnesses …

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