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Dorchester County EMS named best EMS in South Carolina

Dorchester County EMS – The Best in the State

Nothing demonstrates success better than being officially nominated and recognized by your peers as being the best. Dorchester County Emergency Medical Services is now celebrating its third such honor, after being named the Medical System of the Year by the... Continue Reading

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How to Treat Acne

Painful, unsightly blemishes on the face and body are something that most people associate with the teenage years. After all, the American Academy of Dermatology estimates that 85% of people ages 12 through 24 experience at least minor acne. Sure... Continue Reading

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Curing an Ear Infection

Many parents know the agony – and challenge – of a son or daughter waking up in the middle of the night and complaining that an ear hurts. That was a regular occurrence for my wife and I as our middle daughter, crying and unable to sleep, wrestled with... Continue Reading

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There are No Good Rituals with Miscarriages

Miscarriages aren’t that uncommon. In fact, they occur in 10% of pregnancies, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, while Medline Plus puts that number at 10% to 25%. Both say miscarriages probably are more common because many... Continue Reading

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Organ Donation: The Greatest Gift

To say Sara Campbell was having a day from hell is a gross understatement. She and her husband, Matt, had spent the last eight hours driving from Summerville to his parents’ home in Washington D.C., to gather with his family upon his mother’s passing.... Continue Reading

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Bug Bites of Summer

If you take the proper precautions, you can avoid the uncomfortable results of allowing yourself to become part of a meal for a hungry mosquito or the victim of an overzealous wasp. The key to avoiding bites from mosquitoes, fire ants, ticks, bees, wasps,... Continue Reading

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What is Perimenopause?

Menopause is the often-bemoaned part of aging that all women experience – usually in their early 50s – that signals the end of the body’s ability to reproduce. But it’s not something that happens overnight. In fact, it starts years before in a sort of... 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

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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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Primary Care Physicians Assist with Hearing Loss

Why should you take hearing loss so seriously? Because it becomes a safety concern if, for example, they weren’t able to hear a smoke alarm or someone knocking at their door. Dr. Lori Roses, an audiologist with Palmetto Primary Care Physicians, said that... Continue Reading

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