I’m In an Abusive Relationship – Should I Tell My Doctor?

Categories: Blog, Health Check, Home Feature
  If you are experiencing domestic or partner violence, it is important to know how and where to seek help. Can you talk to your doctor about your situation without judgement or legal intervention? In most cases (barring child or elder abuse), discussing your experiences with your physician is confidential under HIPAA and may offer you …

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Dear Nurse Wanda: Keeping Up the Conversation About Breast Health

Categories: Blog
Charleston Cares Guest Blogger, Wanda Lefler, RN, is the Nurse Manager at Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic. Each month, she will offer her insight into patient care, health management – and the art of listening. If you have a medical question for Nurse Wanda, please e-mail your questions to nursemanager.bifmc@gmail.com. Dear Nurse Wanda: Where can I find more resources …

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Cervical Cancer 101: What You Need to Know

Categories: Blog, Health Check
  Cervical cancer, caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), was once the leading cause of cancer death in women. Due to increased regularity of Pap tests, cervical cancer has dropped significantly over the past half century. Today, it is estimated that 12,000 women in the USA are diagnosed with cervical cancer annually. Every sexually active …

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