General Health Topics

Botox: Not Just Cosmetic Anymore

Botox: Not Just Cosmetic Anymore

When you hear the word Botox, chances are you think about fine lines, wrinkles and working to defy age. While the FDA approved Botox in 1989, some people don’t know that it has medical uses. This...

Working Together to Solve Health Care Problems

Working Together to Solve Health Care Problems

Stephen Porter has been earning his living in the health care industry since 1995, but he readily admits that he doesn’t have all the answers when it comes to dealing with the many issues...

Signs of a Weak Immune System

Signs of a Weak Immune System

Frequent infections, unusual infections or infections that are difficult to clear might seem to be just a frustrating health problem – but they actually may be your body’s way of telling...

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Improving every breath in COPD. Management options and new treatements being explored

“We went through the regular barrage of tests that every parent goes through when their child is complaining of something that seems unexplainable,” Burke said. “At one point, our...

Summer Skin: From Sunburns to Acne

Summer Skin: From Sunburns to Acne

Summertime in Charleston means playing at the beach, taking the boat out or relaxing at the neighborhood pool – anything to stay cool while enjoying a Lowcountry summer. All that time spent...

A Slice of Plastic Surgery

A slice of plastic surgery

For as long as there has been mankind, there has been aging – and humans trying to defy the aging process. Ancient Egyptians used crocodile fat to challenge baldness, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce...

Stay Safe in the Summer

Stay Safe While Enjoying the Summer Season

With summer comes barbecues, pool parties and dockside cocktail hours. Afternoons are spent lying on sandy beaches, strolling through openair farmers markets and perhaps even lounging from the...

GERD: Feeling the Heartburn

GERD: Feeling the Heartburn

Heartburn in itself is generally nothing to worry about, and gastroenterologists regularly suggest antacids such as overthe- counter drugs Zantac and Prilosec. If these work, there’s probably...

Understanding the Current Diet Trends

Understanding the Current Diet Trends

“There’s no pill you can take.” That’s the bottom line when it comes to fad diets, according to nutritionists like Kim Uyak of Charleston-based Physician’s Plan Weight Loss and...

The Dangers of Hidden Sugars

The Dangers of Hidden Sugars

There are sugars and there are sugars. There are the sugars you find in cupcake icing, and there are the sugars that come from carbohydrates. Our bodies turn carbohydrates into sugars...

Better Sleep: The Secret is Out (Like a Light)

The secret to sleeping is out (like a light).

How to obtain a good night's rest is one riddle most of us are constantly trying to unravel. We've all read articles on the internet and in whatever magazines we choose to subscribe to...

Active Lifestyles

Varicose Veins "Pressure" the Active Lifestyle

Varicose Veins "Pressure" the Active Lifestyle

Venous reflux disease, otherwise known as varicose veins, affects up to 35 percent of people in the United States, according to the Society of Vascular Surgery. Many women and men...

Essential Supplements to Keep You Healthy

Essential Supplements to Keep You Healthy

Good nutrition is the basis of any healthy lifestyle. Our bodies need the right balance of vitamins and minerals to stay in good working order. But how can we maintain that...

Lowcountry Experts Weigh in on Consussions

Lowcountry Experts Weigh in on Consussions

Concussions could be spelling the end for popular sports as parents and players become more aware of their dangers. In the realm of sports lore, there are many signs of a true competitor...

Finding Ways to Ease the Pain

Finding Ways to Ease the Pain

One in every three Americans is plagued by chronic pain, which is commonly defined as a pain that has persisted for six months or more. It can come in the form of back aches, headaches...

Bracing for Success

Bracing for Success

When it comes to walking and running better, just about everyone has heard of or tried orthotics. But orthotics are much more than those custom-fit shoe inserts that support the...

10 Supplements You Should Know About

10 Supplements You Should Know About

10 Supplements You Should Know About. Have you heard of Adaptogen? Do you know which B vitamins are the most important? How about your Omegas?

Kid's Health Topics

Teething Pains: What Parents Should Know

Teething Pains: What Parents Should Know

Every new parent is excited to see the first tooth erupt. There is nothing cuter than a baby’s toothy grin revealing those two bottom teeth. Teething can be accompanied by fussiness and...

A Closer Look at ADHD

A Closer Look at ADHD

Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder have greater than usual difficulty with attention, hyperactivity, impulsivity and behavioral problems. According to the National Center...

Understanding Picky Eaters

Understanding Picky Eaters

Many parents are all too aware of the following nightmare: you prepare a delicious, well-balanced meal, only to have your child refuse to eat any of it. While having a picky eater is sometimes deemed...

Keep Kids from Spreading Common Conditions

Preventing kids' common illnesses and other health conditions

Welcome to sickness season. The early months of the year seem to be a time when children get sick the most, spreading their illness to classmates, siblings and even parents. The best defense against flu, strep...

Keeping Our Kids Healthy: It Takes a Village

Keeping kids healthy takes effort

Congratulations! You’re having baby. Creating a new life is one of the most amazing things a woman can do, but, like most things, preparation is key and it starts even before you buy your first early pregnancy...

Ten Tips for Your Kids' Dental Health

Ten Tips for Your Kids' Dental Health

Ten tips for your kids' dental health to get new parents started as well as some tips that you seasoned veteran parents can use, courtesy of Summerville Pediatric Dentistry. Brush up with these dentals tips...

Treating Autism Right from the Start

Early treatment of autism

Today, many of these children would be considered to be on the autism spectrum, a complex and vexing disorder that did not begin to be understood until the 1960s, when it was recognized as a lifelong syndrome...

Senior Health

Live Longer, Stay Active

Live Longer, Stay Active

An active lifestyle is one of the pillars of good health, so it should come as no surprise that as we age, exercise remains one of the most important aspects of our life. But staying active....

Women's Health Topics

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, and, although she had already gone...

Knock Out Breast Cancer: Uplifting Options

Knock out Breast Cancer

She had noticed swelling, then lesions on her breast and thought she was suffering from an infection such as MRSA. As a medical professional at Roper Berkeley, she helped cancer patients. She never expected she would be...

Local Women Share Their Masectomy Stories

Local Women Share Their Masectomy Stories

Having both breasts removed can leave physical and emotional scars, but, for some women a mastectomy is the only option that makes sense. We spoke to four women who have had the procedure or were planning...

Arbonne Skin Care Products

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Arbonne's skin care products, based on botanical principles, became a reality in the United States in 1980 and are now shared throughout the world through Arbonne's network of Independent Consultants...

Why The HPV Vaccine is Important for Charleston Women

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His patients may think it is pure magic, but Dr. Kerry Solomon is renowned here in Mount Pleasant and around the world for his groundbreaking techniques in the fields of cataract and refractive surgery. He began performing cataract procedures in 1990 and quickly became a leader, learning...

Stop Cellulite With Smooth Shapes

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Smooth Shapes system uses proprietary technology called Photomology to combat the problem of cellulite. This pain free treatment uses dynamic laser and light energy to liquefy fat in the enlarged cells and repair brittle collagen...

Charleston Women and Mirena IUD

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Imagine having hassle-free birth control for up to 5 years (or less, if you choose). Birth control that, once removed, allows you to try to become pregnant right away and adapts to your contraceptive needs throughout the different stages of your life...

Implanon Contraceptive Implant

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Implanon (nearly identical to Nexplanon or Implanon NXT) is more than 99% effective: the chance of getting pregnant is less than 1 pregnancy per 100 women who use Implanon for 1 year when Implanon is inserted correctly. Implanon prevents pregnancy...

Implant Essure Coils in Charleston, SC

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Essure is a permanent birth control procedure that works with your body to create a natural barrier against pregnancy. This gentle procedure can be performed in a doctor's office in less than an hour...

NovaSure Procedure in Charleston, SC

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The NovaSure procedure is a quick, safe, simple, one-time endometrial ablation treatment. This minimally invasive procedure controls heavy bleeding by using energy to remove the lining of the uterus...

Men's Health Topics

Facts About Prostate Cancer: Knowledge is Power

Facts About Prostate Cancer

You don’t hear about prostate cancer much. It isn’t like breast cancer, which seems to turn the entire month of October pink. No one seems to be racing for a cure. Did you know September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month? It is....

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