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How you eat holiday candies can be as important as which candies you eat. Read the article for details ... save your teeth :)

Prevent Tooth Decay on Halloween

My younger brother Stevie had Halloween candy until Easter and Easter candy until Halloween. That would not have been the case had I been able to uncover his stash, try as I did. Frustrated with my inability to locate and raid his trove, I'd ravage... Continue Reading

A youg woman with hair loss due to chemotherapy

Is Chemo Necessary for Breast Cancer?

As physicians learn more about the makeup of breast cancer cells, longtime ideas about how to treat breast cancer are shifting. The type of breast cancer cells is driving treatment plans and leading breast cancer doctors to forgo chemotherapy in some instances. Dr. Jennifer... Continue Reading

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Preventing Cervical Cancer

The incidence of cervical cancer, once one of the most common causes of death in women, has dropped by 70 percent in the past 30 years, primarily because of the screening test known as the pap smear. However, Dr. Jacqueline Moore of Women's Health Partners pointed out... Continue Reading

Graphic for hospital disaster preparedness

Emergency Room Disaster Preparedness

We all know what a hospital emergency room – an ER – is. It's the first place you turn to for medical attention when a personal disaster strikes. But what if a catastrophe, natural or man-made – such as a hurricane or a mass shooting – forced all of our hospitals... Continue Reading

A therapy dog in a hospital with a young patient

A Dog's Purpose

Some dogs undergo extensive training so they will be able to complete tasks that people can't handle themselves, while others help out simply by being dogs. There obviously is a distinct difference between service dogs and therapy dogs, but the end result is... Continue Reading

Women Who Battled Breast Cancer... and Won (article graphic)

Breast Cancer Survivors

Dr. Debbie Byron had a biopsy in February 2016 that showed negative results, but, due to the troublesome looks of the lesion, she underwent an excisional biopsy and a partial mastectomy in May 2016. Results a few days later found invasive ductal carcinoma. Because her... Continue Reading

What's in our water?

What's in Our Water?

"Water, water everywhere ... nor any drop to drink," Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote. The poet could have been thinking of the Lowcountry when he penned those words. That's just what the situation would be here in the wake of a disaster such as a major hurricane. Even surrounded... Continue Reading

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Open Enrollment with South Carolina Health Plans

Health insurance has always been a complexity, and with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, annual changes and a sea of red tape, the process has only become harder to understand. This fall, Nov. 1 through Dec. 15, the Federal Open Enrollment for Obamacare... Continue Reading

Oral health is important to overall health

How Oral Health Is Essential For Overall Health

Looking to get a better insight into your overall health? Turns out you don’t have to look very far – just open your mouth and say "ah!" "Often referred to as the ‘barometer of the body,’ the mouth is the portal that gives us the ability to detect... Continue Reading

Woman's facial collage for Facial Surgery article

Will Facial Surgery Make You Feel Beautiful?

They say that beauty is only skin deep, and, yes, a person's soul means so much more than looks, but self-image and confidence are deeply rooted and are directly tied to what others see the most: your face. Many people voluntarily seek out cosmetic facial surgery... Continue Reading

A dental patient is all smiles!

All Smiles for Denture Alternatives

I blushed with pride upon hearing my new dentist tell me, "You have the gums of a 20-year-old." The obsessive flossing I'd started 10 years ago, in my late 40s, was paying off. But with his next remark, the self-righteous glow of my rosy cheeks turned... Continue Reading

Sweetgrass Pharmacy & Compounding has a free service called Medicine-On-Time

Medicine-On-Time, Every Time

It's called Medicine-On-Time, and the only requirement for enrollment in this no-charge program is that all of your prescriptions be filled by the talented team of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians at Sweetgrass Pharmacy & Compounding, the only pharmacy in the... Continue Reading

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