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Medical Helicopters Deliver Speedy Care

“No traffic and 140 miles per hour makes a big difference.” When it comes to medical emergencies, that difference can mean life or death. Helicopter pilot David Ellis knows from experience. “We run like a fire department. We have a... Continue Reading

The Human Brain: Understanding Epilepsy

Understanding Epilepsy

When Karen St. Marie's son, Erick Gordon, was diagnosed with epilepsy, she saw it as an important opportunity to reach out to the community of people who struggle with the disease – and even those who don't. Spreading education, awareness and support became... 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... Continue Reading

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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 and all.. Continue Reading

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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... 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... Continue Reading

Technology can strain your eyes. Read to find out what you should be aware of and what you can do.

Straining Eyesight with Technology

Whether your eyes are baby blue, hazel, green or brown, there's a good chance that they're spending more time glued to a screen rather than looking at just about anything else. Just take a look around in any public place and you'll see more people staring at their smartphones and tablets... Continue Reading

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The Shortage of Doctors Strikes the South

The now-imminent physician shortage in this country — a dearth of up to 120,000 in the next 12 years, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges – seemed to creep up on us like a serial killer spooking for the unsuspecting young college girl... Continue Reading

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Confidence with Plastic Surgery

It's a rather simple concept. When you are happy with what you see in the mirror, you are more likely to be happier in your overall life. It's a human condition that, frankly, affects everyone to some degree. Women get their hair done with a stylist and their nails done at... Continue Reading

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Complementary Medicine

Western medicine evolves. Seeing patients as a collection of symptoms and diseases to be cured is giving way to a more preventive method of keeping them well through lifestyle changes. This holistic approach has long been used by Eastern medicine and... Continue Reading

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    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

    February is National Children's Dental Health Month

    February is National Children's Dental Health Month

    Microbes — colloquially "germs" — are the smallest form of life on earth, visible only under a microscope. Tiny but powerful, there are thousands of different bacterial species colonizing the average human body. Additionally, the ratio of human to bacterial cells... Continue Reading

    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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