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The Many Forms of Breast Cancer

The Many Forms of Breast Cancer

I knew my friend Sybil had breast cancer, but it was still stunning to see her arrive at lunch wearing a cap covering her bald head. She had been diagnosed many months earlier...

HIV & AIDS in the Lowcountry

HIV & AIDS in the Lowcountry

Though HIV – a virus that attacks the human body’s immune system – and AIDS – which lowers a person’s ability to fight other diseases and viruses – are spread in a variety of ways, some people mistakenly consider...

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Beating Seasonal Affective Disorder Depression

“SAD is defined as depression with seasonal components,” explained Maggie Poandl, a therapist who specializes in anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. “It involves the same symptoms as depression...”

A Spreading Menace: The Zika Virus

A Spreading Menace: The Zika Virus

Once no more than a distraction during activities such as hiking, kayaking and bonfire-filled nights, mosquitoes are now taking a big bite out of summertime fun. In fact, they have become a source of global concern and...

Compounding Pharmacies: A Dose of Your Own Medicine

Compounding Pharmacies: A Dose of Your Own Medicine

In this modern medical world of miracles, where robotic surgery has become common, the latest way to have your medicine dispensed is by a compounding pharmacy. Once a relic from the past, compounding pharmacies have become increasingly...

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Charleston, South Carolina Physicians & Practices

Painful to Pain-free: Functional Medicine

Painful to Pain-free: Functional Medicine

The discomfort in your back that keeps you awake at night might very well be directly related to the limp-inducing pain in your knee. According to Dr. Heather Lambert, the key to making those aches and pains go away permanently is changing the way you walk, stand and sit...

Making the Right Choices to Age Well

Making the Right Choices to Age Well

Aging begins at birth. Every stage and age of life has a unique set of physiological and psychological needs. For optimal health and contentment in life, it is important to respect each step of the aging process and to...

Why Choose Hospice Care?

Why Choose Hospice Care?

Approximately two thirds of patients who could benefit from hospice services never choose to receive hospice care. Too few people understand what hospice is and what it can provide for patients with a life-limiting illness. Hospice providers...

ALS By the Numbers

ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) By the Numbers

ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks nerve cells and pathways in the brain and spinal cord. It occurs throughout the world, with no racial, ethnic or socioeconomic boundaries...

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Charleston, South Carolina Local Hospitals

Medical University of South Carolina Hospital

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One of the first medical schools in the United States was built in 1824 in Charleston, South Carolina. The Medical University Of South Carolina (MUSC) was a private medical college that was and remains today as not only an excellent healthcare facility...

East Cooper Medical Center, Mt Pleasant, SC

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We provide a number of services including 24-hour emergency care, women's and children's services, diagnostic imaging and interventional services, orthopedics, sports medicine, pain care, adult and pediatric rehabilitation services...

Roper St. Francis Mt Pleasant

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Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital was built with the local community in mind. In operation since November 2010, the 85-bed hospital is located just off Highway 17 North near Wando High School. “We are truly a community-centered...”