Ask A Nutritionist: How Should I Adapt My Diet for Spring?

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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). It’s Springtime! With spring finally arriving, it’s time to take stock of your current eating habits and lighten up for …

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How You Did It: One Staff Member’s Weight Loss Journey

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Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic regularly treats patients who experience hypertension, Type 2 Diabetes, high blood pressure and other chronic diseases associated with excess weight. Despite the recommendation to lose weight for disease management and better health outcomes, the process of adapting to a new lifestyle and diet can be challenging for adults. Losing weight …

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What Questions Should I Ask My Doctor?

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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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One Minute Fit: Take the Stairs

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One Minute Fit is our health and lifestyle video series aimed at introducing simple, healthy habits into your daily routine. Our Lifestyle & Fitness Coach, Brittany Mabry, explains how you can sneak the average staircase into your day for heart healthy results.   Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic is a free clinic in Charleston, SC, that provides …

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One Minute Fit: Wiggle When You Walk

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One Minute Fit is our health and lifestyle video series aimed at introducing simple, healthy habits into your daily routine. Ever smile to yourself as you see someone walking and pumping their arms vigorously for a work out? It’s your turn to spread some cheer! Our Lifestyle & Fitness Coach, Brittany Mabry, explains why moving your …

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