Community Health News

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

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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Skim Health

Categories: News, Skim Health
Top health articles of interest circulating in the media this week, 12.16.16. People who are frequently active but may spend an equal amount of time sitting display similar risks for disease and early death– even more so than their less active peers, according to this New York Times Well piece. Despite a general increase in lifespan …

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Susan Mappus 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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For VIM Clinics, Finding A Voice Matters

Categories: Home Feature, News
Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic, like many free clinics of their kind across the nation, was spurred into existence following the success of one sustainable model for free healthcare. Based out of Hilton Head, SC., the now nationally recognized clinic and nonprofit organization, Volunteers In Medicine, was founded by Dr. Jack McConnell in 1994 and sought to address …

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