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Important updates about our free community health center services; volunteer and donor spotlights; health articles of interest, and upcoming events.

SC Ranked 6th Most Dangerous State for Online Dating

Categories: News
The truth is, Love Hurts. Particularly if you live in South Carolina. According to a recent report from home security company Safewise and highspeedinternet.com, South Carolina was ranked as the sixth most dangerous state for online dating due to high crime rates and the spread of STDs. Neighboring states Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina were …

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Clinic Volunteer Surge Brings Growth And Optimism

Categories: Home Feature, News
The New Year kicked off with growth and optimism for Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic, as January 12 saw the orientation of 11 new volunteer members, ranging from administrative roles to interpreters, nurses and physicians. Several of the new volunteers were local undergraduates, interested in gaining clinical experience prior to pursuing careers in medicine. College …

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“Help-A-Heart” Valentine’s Fund to Aid BIFMC Cardiovascular Health

Categories: Home Feature, News
Looking for the perfect Valentine this year? BIFMC is launching its first ever “Help-A-Heart” Valentine’s Day Fund to assist the Clinic in raising money to support their Cardiovascular Health Program. For a $5 minimum, a donation will be made in honor of your Valentine: A personalized valentine will be mailed to the recipient(s) of your choosing, stating …

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Pre-Med Jeremy Grimes Featured in Volunteer Spotlight

Categories: News, Volunteer Spotlight
Each month, BIFMC shines a spotlight on one of our many exceptional clinic volunteers. From medical staff to voluntary file clerks, Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic is able to provide a warm, caring and expert primary medical home to hundreds of uninsured patients. The residents and workers of our Lowcountry community are cared for and kept healthy due to the commitment …

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Skim Health 1.6.17

Categories: News, Skim Health
  Top health articles of interest circulating in the media this week, 1.6.17 A recent study, to be published in the Journal of Consumer Research, reveals that consumers often equate higher food costs with quality of health – which can be problematic when it comes to choosing nutritional options in the grocery store. The Washington Post …

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