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Seniors: Avoid Social Isolation

Social isolation among seniors is a growing issue with potentially devastating outcomes, not just for seniors themselves but also for their families and friends. With an increasing aging population, it’s more important than ever to leverage the tools at our... Continue Reading

Senior Living: never too old to exercise

Never Too Old to Exercise

A popular quote asserts: “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” But is that really true? After all, everyone ages differently, and lifestyles play a significant factor.... Continue Reading

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Lowcountry Case Managers of the Year

If you or a loved one has ever been a guest in a hospital for any length of time, you know that leaving the hospital can be scary. There are often so many instructions, follow-up appointments, medications to be taken and arrangements to be made, it can feel... Continue Reading

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Healthy Grilling

It’s widely accepted that we tend to gain a bit of weight during the colder months of the year; earlier sunsets and cold winter evenings call for stick-to-your-bones dishes, and, of course, the onslaught of company parties and holiday gatherings are surefire... Continue Reading

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Charleston's Local Cancer Centers

Nestled in the heart of downtown Charleston is Hollings Cancer Center, a leader in cancer research and the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in South Carolina. With more than 120 physicians and scientists driving the future of innovation,... Continue Reading

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Questions with Concussions

Medical professionals agree that a concussion is a type of mild brain injury. They can tell you that its cause is a traumatic blow to the head, possibly the result of a violent collision between a 240-pound running back and a 260-pound linebacker, a 98 mph... Continue Reading

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Blood Test for Concussions

Dr. Alden’s mission is “to save as many brains as possible by changing the entire paradigm of concussion management, globally.” He can attain this goal, he said, because he can determine if a concussion has occurred, predict if an athlete might be... Continue Reading

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Lymphedema in Breast Cancer

Imagine for a moment that you have been diagnosed with breast cancer. After months – or even years – of treatments, fighting, then healing, and the avalanche of emotions and physical and mental setbacks that ebb and flow, you are officially declared cancer... Continue Reading

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Bishop Gadsden is Expanding

Once a modest Episcopal Church home for widows and orphans, today Bishop Gadsden is a vibrant senior-living campus on the verge of further expansion. The Bishop Gadsden Health and Rehab Center, a new two-story building, will soon be constructed on the west... Continue Reading

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Should My Wisdom Teeth Be Removed?

For many people, sporting wisdom teeth is the opposite of their savvy sounding name, since they can cause other health problems if they are not removed in a timely manner. I always like to inform my patients of the risks, benefits and potential complications... Continue Reading

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Holistic Ways to Cure Foot Pain

Dr. Rahn Ravenell with Coastal Podiatry wants people to know that surgery is not the only way to cure chronic foot or ankle pain. He has been practicing regenerative medicine for nine years, but he said more and more people now are interested in the branch of... Continue Reading

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Cures for Erectile Dysfunction

Treatment of erectile dysfunction, otherwise known as ED, with medications such as Viagra (sildenafil), Cialis (tadalafil) and Levitra (vardenafil) has arguably produced one of the most successful and profitable pharmaceutical marketing campaigns of all time.... Continue Reading

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Band Ligation Eases Hemorrhoid Pain

Bet you didn’t know that everyone has hemorrhoids. Maybe yours don’t flare up and cause you discomfort, itching or, even worse, bleeding, but they are there. The hemorrhoidal vessels, while typically a nuisance, are actually present to assist the way your... Continue Reading

Mount Pleasant woman using a rowing machine for a full body workout

Rowing Offers a Full Body Workout

When it comes to physical fitness, who wouldn’t want to choose an exercise that gives you a full-body workout? What sport works all major muscle groups in the body at the same time? Few come to mind, except maybe swimming and cross-country skiing. What about... Continue Reading

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Finding Hidden Allergies

If you are one of the 50 million Americans struggling with yearly allergies, you already know about the usual culprits. Here are some lesser-known offenders worth considering, as well as some surprising new information about penicillin. Let’s start with... Continue Reading

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Chiropractic USA Eases Pain

There’s an epidemic going on. We read about it in magazines and see segments about it on the news. It’s the opioid prescription pain medication epidemic and data shows that the problem is particularly impacting the United States. Dr. Matthew Murrin, a... Continue Reading

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