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Senior Health

A Christgmas holiday photo taken in Mount Pleasant, SC at South Bay at Mount Pleasant.

Embracing the Joy of Senior Living at South Bay at Mount Pleasant: Celebrating Holidays in Style

As the holidays approach, South Bay at Mount Pleasant and Shem Creek Health Center at South Bay come alive with festive decorations, twinkling lights and the unmistakable sound of laughter. For residents, it’s a time to cherish the company of … Read more
A happy resident and staff member smiling at Mount Pleasant Gardens in Mt Pleasant, SC.

Mount Pleasant Gardens: We All Want to Belong

Mount Pleasant Gardens is a stand-alone memory care facility that strives to meet the unique needs of its residents. Through its commitment to both the residents and their families, Mount Pleasant Gardens focuses on enriching residents’ lives with opportunities to … Read more
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Kid’s Health

Too Much Screen Time

We live in an age in which texting, messaging apps and social media platforms such as Instagram and Facebook allow us to share every movement and every moment of our lives. While this connectivity is now firmly woven into the … Read more
Photo of Eli and his brother

Every Moment Matters: Eli Clark’s Story, Part Two

The Clark family was enjoying life in their new Mount Pleasant home after moving in 2015. Eli Clark “seemed to be doing really well,” according to his mother, Stephanie Clark, in the wake of his kidney transplant. But during the … Read more
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Diabetes Health

Diabetes: a drop of blood on the finger and a doctor's stethoscope

Preventing Diabetes: Changing Your Lifestyle Can Delay or Prevent Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a serious disease caused by an excess of sugar in the blood because the body is unable to make or efficiently use insulin, a hormone created by the pancreas that helps turn glucose from food into … Read more
Diabetes: Changing the Course from a Lifetime of Illness to a Better Life

Diabetes: Changing the Course from a Lifetime of Illness to a Better Life

We are experiencing a health epidemic – an avoidable one at that. Diabetes is categorized as a group of metabolic diseases in which the body either does not respond to insulin or simply doesn’t produce enough insulin. There are different types of diabetes, and all of them impact glucose levels. Type 2 diabetes is typically […]
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Cancer Health

Breast Cancer Awareness pink ribbon

Alala: A Valuable Resource in the War Against Breast Cancer

Breast cancer can be exhausting, and the toll of navigating the ins and outs of what insurance may or may not cover can overwhelm patients to a point where they may miss out on resources available to them. Alala is … Read more
A cancer patient focusing on reducing her anxiety

Holistic Approaches to Fighting Cancer: Reducing Anxiety

When Raquel first began intensive cancer treatment, she wanted to focus all her energy on her treatment, but she quickly found herself facing a side effect she didn’t expect. “My anxiety was as real and tangible as nausea and tiredness. … Read more
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Alternative Health

Shenita Sanders, sound therapy

Healing Sound: Could Sound Therapy Be Right for You?

Ancient holistic approaches to healing the body and mind have always existed, quietly closeted under the nebulous label of alternative medicine. Sound – or vibration therapy – dates back to earliest recorded times. Jubal, the “father of those that play … Read more
Photo of containers of honey

Health Benefits of Bees

“Well,” said Pooh, “what I like best,” and then he had to stop and think. Because although eating honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better … Read more
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Women’s Health

a woman with a UTI

Causes, Prevention, and Treatment of Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

According to Dr. Aaron Parry of Women’s Health Partners, approximately 80 percent to 90 percent of urinary tract infections (UTIs) are caused by the bacteria E. coli and the rest by other bacteria. The majority of urinary tract infections result from an ascending infection from the urethral opening into the bladder. Women are at a […]
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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 that despite the decrease in this type of […]
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Men’s Health

Graphic of men and testosterone level by age

Men Who Battle Aging and Andropause

When women go through menopause, it’s characterized by the time in life when the woman stops having a menstrual period. Therefore, menopause is somewhat predictable and there’s an end in sight. Men, on the other hand, may go through a … Read more
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Truths About Men’s Depression

The statistics about men and suicides are alarming: Though men comprise 49% of the population, they account for 80% of all suicides. Women are twice as likely to be diagnosed with depression, but men die by suicide three times more … Read more
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Inside This Issue

  • Senior Luxury Living
  • ‘I Never Get Sick’
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • In a Nutshell: Pecans
  • Mocktails Anyone?
  • Energize With Bingocize
  • Get a Grip
  • Senses: Five And Counting
  • More…
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