Battling viruses, both human and computer

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 12:49 p.m.

First there were rumblings and a few news stories with tidbits of news. Then we started paying attention to the Michael Crichton novels and movies …

Choose an anti-cancer lifestyle

Monday, October 20, 2014 9:00 a.m.

According to the American Cancer Society, the most important modifiable determinants of cancer risk (outside of smoking) are weight control, diet and levels of physical activity. Approximately one-third of all cancer-related deaths are influenced by diet and physical activity and one-third are caused by tobacco. The other third, well we don't have …

Improving your health – one conversation at a time

By Julie Chapman


Friday, October 17, 2014 11:00 a.m.

Healthy communication contributes to healthy lifestyles. Less drama means less stress on the body.

DHEC, MUSC announce plan for possible Ebola patients

Thursday, October 16, 2014 12:42 p.m.

The Medical University of South Carolina will accept patients as needed

Program provides free vaccinations to local schools

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 11:30 a.m.

In recent years, outcry against childhood vaccinations has been growing in American, citing these preventative treatments as a possible cause of …

Is organic healthier?

Monday, October 13, 2014 4:44 p.m.

Recent years have seen a significant rise in “organic” produce – defined by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as food that is grown and processed without using synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. But is organic produce really a healthier choice? In fact, a meta-analysis of 240 reports comparing organically and conventionally grown …

Picking healthy entertainment for your kids

Friday, October 10, 2014 10:00 a.m.

I’m always asked what type of movies I like. Animated Disney always makes me cry. (Cracks up my grandkids.) I also enjoy romantic comedies and true stories about people who have overcome the odds.

Roper St. Francis leader in Lowcountry conducting minimally invasive lung surgery for cancer

Friday, October 3, 2014 1:12 p.m.

Roper St. Francis has expanded its robotic surgery program to become the leader in the Lowcountry to offer complex, minimally invasive lung surgery …

Free health screenings for World Sight Day

Friday, October 3, 2014 11:54 a.m.

South Carolina Lions Foundation and Charitable Services, in conjunction with WLTX-TV in Columbia and WCSC-TV in Charleston, will be providing free vision, hearing, height/weight, glaucoma, cataract and other health screenings on Oct. 7th at the Lowe’s at 3125 Glenn McConnell Parkway in Charleston on Oct. 7.

Red Cross calls for donations during October

Sunday, September 28, 2014 12:00 p.m.

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during Liver Awareness Month this October.

Red Cross launches statewide disaster preparedness campaign

Friday, September 19, 2014 1:00 p.m.

On Sept. 21, the 25th anniversary of Hurricane Hugo's devastation inflicted on South Carolina, the American Red Cross will launch a landmark …

VA holds Mental Health Summit

Sunday, September 14, 2014 9:00 a.m.

The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center invites community partner mental health and veteran service organizations to attend its second annual Mental Health Summit on Sept. 12 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Charleston Dorchester Mental Health Center, 2100 Charlie Hall Blvd., Charleston.

Scout helps students manage stress

Saturday, September 13, 2014 2:00 p.m.

Maddie Hayes earned her Girl Scout Gold Award. Her project is called “Don't be SAD: Conquering Stress, Anxiety and Depression.” …

MUSC assist in new treatment discovery

Saturday, September 13, 2014 1:00 p.m.

Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) researchers played a vital role in the landmark PARADIGM-HF clinical trial, recently announced at the European Society of Cardiology congress in Barcelona, Spain (published simultaneously in the New England Journal of Medicine), which revealed NOVARTIS’ investigational heart failure medicine (LCZ696) was …

Dealing with sudden and unexpected loss

Thursday, September 11, 2014 9:50 a.m.

Short of a natural disaster, there has been an inordinate number of deaths of people close to me and my readers just this past week. Some were expected, such as long illnesses and the very elderly. But there were many that were sudden, unexpected and “too soon” which leave most people shaken, in shock and very saddened.

MUSC President Cole announces interim leadership for College of Medicine

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 11:50 a.m.

Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) President David J. Cole, M.D., FACS, has announced that two well-respected leaders within the College of Medicine (COM) will assume the administrative roles of dean and vice president of medical affairs. Deborah Deas, M.D., MPH, senior associate dean for medical education and professor of Psychiatry and …

SC BLUE offers free wellness fair

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 10:09 a.m.

The South Carolina BLUE retail center in Mount Pleasant has added wellness fair to its lineup of September events. The event is free and open to the public.

What are those ribbons on Coleman for? UPDATED

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 2:18 p.m.

At this week’s kick-off for Turn the Towns Teal, a national event to raise awareness about ovarian cancer in conjunction with Ovarian Cancer …

Safe Kids Trident Area offers car seat inspections

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 11:56 a.m.

Certified technicians help parents correctly use and install car and booster seats for Child Passenger Safety Week

New app puts power to help save lives in hands of blood donors

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 11:55 a.m.

New Red Cross Blood Donor App offers features that make it simple, convenient and even more rewarding to give blood

Senior services center focuses on all dimensions of wellness

Friday, August 29, 2014 11:00 a.m.

The Mount Pleasant Thomasena Stokes-Marshall Senior Services Center located at 840 Von Kolnitz Road, offers a variety of recreational, cultural and creative arts programs, in addition to providing health, wellness, educational and social activities for those 50 and older.

Gala to benefit scleroderma research Sept. 28

Friday, August 29, 2014 9:00 a.m.

The Kitty Trask Holt Fund for Scleroderma Research will be holding a fundraising event Sunday, Sept. 28, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Harborside East, 28 Bridgeside Blvd. in Mount Pleasant.

Fleet Feet, Asics present RunSafer

Thursday, August 14, 2014 12:21 p.m.

On Sept. 8, locally owned and operated Fleet Feet Sports Mount Pleasant will host the nationally acclaimed RunSafer workshop in its store, taught by two-time Olympic distance runner Todd Williams. Williams, who is also a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, created the program to teach safety techniques and self-defense maneuvers specifically to …

Local art therapist joins ArtReach on trip to Haiti UPDATED

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 8:41 a.m.

Decking the walls of Dianne Tennyson Vincent's home are pictures of various forms of medicine: framed portraits of purple brugmansias, green ylang- …

Climb for a cause July 19

Monday, July 14, 2014 2:37 p.m.

Mark your calendar for Saturday, July 19 at 9 a.m. Lululemon will be hosting a free yoga class at Wild Blue Ropes as part of their Masika yoga tour, …

Record-breaking Race for the Cure UPDATED

Monday, July 14, 2014 12:00 p.m.

What happens when the dreaded diagnosis that only happens to other people, happens to you?

Dept. of Mental Health exhibit at Spoleto

Friday, June 6, 2014 9:43 a.m.

The South Carolina Department of Mental Health's (SCDMH) Art of Recovery program is pleased to unveil more than 80 pieces of client art at the Upper Lance Hall of the Circular Congregation Church in Charleston, as part of the Piccolo Spoleto Festival.

Pre and probiotics and their role in digestive health

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 1:52 p.m.

Do you really know why yogurt is good for digestive health and what Activia boasts about in their commercials? Yogurt, all brands, contains probiotics, i.e. healthy bacteria for the gut. Research supports consuming probiotics to help maintain a healthy balance of organisms in the intestines.

Local woman leads the fight against Alzheimer’s

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 10:54 a.m.

Donna Rosa’s father – “Daddy” as he is affectionately known to her – passed away almost five years ago from Alzheimer’s disease. Since his passing, Donna has made a commitment to helping find a cure for Alzheimer’s through engaging herself in the Alzheimer’s Association South Carolina Chapter. Every year, she is particularly involved with the Walk …

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Monday, April 28, 2014 10:47 a.m.

Charleston-area dentist, Amanda Seay, DDS, AAACD, one of 359 AACD Accredited Dentists in the world and a Clinical Instructor at the Kois Center, wants Oral Cancer Awareness Month well recognized through education and health screenings with a goal of prevention through early detection.

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