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Anton Gunn, chief diversity officer at MUSC Health; Kellye McKenzie, director of health at Trident United Way; and Mark Dickson, vice president of mission at Roper St. Francis Healthcare, are representatives of Healthy Tri-County's three core partners.

Healthy Tri-County

The ultimate long-term goal of Healthy Tri-County is to improve the overall health of our local community. It all started in the spring of 2016, when Roper St. Francis Healthcare conducted its second Community Health Needs Assessment, partnering with Trident... Continue Reading

Peer Support Specialist Tyrone Jarmon, left, talks with veteran Gary Chapman.

Support for our Peers at the VA

Jarmon said that peer support is just one piece of the puzzle in the VA’s STAR program. They offer addiction-trained psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers as well. But peer support is a very important aspect of the program because it gives veterans... Continue Reading

TAAA Building on Leeds Place West in North Charleston

Providing Much Needed Respite for Caregivers

When talking about caregiver respite, Linda Naert, program developer with Trident Area Agency on Aging (TAAA), said, “We all know a caregiver.” And, locally, the odds are definitely quite good that we do. TAAA reported that since July 1, 2018, they have... Continue Reading

Alexi Downing - A Journey of Persistence, Love and Faith

A Journey of Persistence, Love and Faith

In many ways, Alexi Downing is a typical teen. She loves the beach, riding her bike and listening to music. She's sweet and sassy said Alexi's mom, Angela Downing. She’s determined. These traits have helped the 13-year-old girl, now living in Mount Pleasant,... Continue Reading

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How to Make a Medicine

In a drug’s journey from ideation to pharmacy shelves, there’s a mind-boggling amount of logistics behind the scenes. Trials alone can take up to six years. Along the way, developers, government agencies and universities need reliable data from controlled... Continue Reading


Charleston County Medical Society's History

Many residents of Charleston County might be surprised to learn that services and sources of information now thought of as everyday conveniences were originally created by an organization of Lowcountry doctors – the Charleston County Medical Society. Since... Continue Reading

Nauseous? Is it some stomch flu or other buug or is it food poisoning?

Is It Food Poisoning or a Stomach Illness

Something is really wrong here. You’re sick, and that’s a bit of an understatement. Not to be graphic, but it’s coming out of both ends and you’ve been dealing with it all day. What did you eat yesterday? Is anyone else who ate what you ate sick as... Continue Reading

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Health Insurance for Low Income Families

The cost of health care in the Lowcountry and across the United States continues to rise, taking a substantial bite out of the financial well-being of millions of Americans, forcing many of them to make critical, possibly life-changing decisions about where... Continue Reading

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A patient discusses treatment options with an orthopedic surgeon

New Location for Lowcountry Orthopaedics

The new office, located at 1951 Clements Ferry Road, opened officially in October 2017. It operates like their other four locations – one each in North Charleston and Moncks Corner and two in Summerville –as a full-service office seeing patients for joint... Continue Reading

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Winning Health’s Advice on Concussion

Dr. Andrew McMarlin decided to increase his focus on concussions in his career practice of sports medicine after he was the physician for the major league soccer team in Washington D.C. Dr. McMarlin warned that there are clear indications of a serious head... Continue Reading

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MUSC Stresses the Importance of Self Care

How can you help anyone else if you are in no condition to do so? Isn't it best that you take care of yourself first so that you can help and assist others around you? And so it goes with overall health. How can you be the best mother, father, daughter, son... Continue Reading

Although research is ongoing, studies have shown a definitive link between hearing loss and dementia.

Hearing Loss and Dementia Go Hand-in-Hand

Although research is ongoing, studies have shown a definitive link between hearing loss and dementia. Researchers at Johns Hopkins found that hearing loss accelerated cognitive decline in older individuals and that seniors with hearing loss were significantly... Continue Reading

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Palmetto Family Homecare Assists Caregivers

It's a daunting decision. As a caregiver, it's not easy to come to the realization that you need outside help with your loved ones as they battle a chronic condition. There's guilt, there's fear, there's worry and, on top of all of that, there's tension that... Continue Reading

Could A Reverse Mortgage Make Your Retirement More Enjoyable?

Reverse Your Mortgage with Homegrown Financial

Have you seen any of those celebrity-endorsed ads for reverse mortgages on TV? Perhaps you've wondered if these are gimmicks or sound financial plans. The good news is that they are not gimmicks; in fact, most today are loans insured by the Federal Housing... Continue Reading

A runner massages an injury. What to do? What to do? See CORA Physical Therapy about your running injury!

CORA Physical Therapy Can Help Running Injuries

Running injuries are quite common. According to the National Institutes of Health, the overall yearly incidence rate for running injuries for the average recreational runner is up to 56 percent. About 50 to 75 percent of all running injuries appear to be a... Continue Reading

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