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Safeguard Your Sight

Safeguard Your Sight

Summer’s here and we’re all heading outside to soak up that sunshine. You’ve likely considered sunscreen (we hope!), but make
What’s Bugging You?

What’s Bugging You?

A look at the Lowcountry’s most common pests—and how to fend off their bites and stings Written by Anna Miller
A Healthy Foundation

A Healthy Foundation

How much do you know about your skeleton—the framework that carries you throughout your days? Here, get schooled on how
Hit the Surf!

Hit the Surf!

After months spent mostly homebound, you may have a particularly strong itch to immerse yourself in nature this summer and/or
Fixing the Leak

Fixing the Leak

Open-heart surgery is the standard method for repairing mitral valves, but for some, a treatment option now available at Roper
Inspired by Asia

Inspired by Asia

This spring, cook up healthy, delicious dishes filled with flavors from the East Recipes by Caroline Chambers – Photographs by
Make it Healthier: Cocktails

Make it Healthier: Cocktails

  Spring is typically a busy season for outdoor socializing. And for adults, festive gatherings often include alcohol. As temperatures
Diet Myth: Going Gluten-Free Will Help You Lose Weight

Diet Myth: Going Gluten-Free Will Help You Lose Weight

  THE FLAW: Gluten is the protein most commonly found in breads and grains. “While eliminating breads, cereals, pastas, etc.
A Healthy Date-Night Meal from Edison James Island

A Healthy Date-Night Meal from Edison James Island

Photograph by Samantha Jean Becker Pan-seared pork tenderloin with steamed shrimp dumplings and a baby greens salad Tucked in the
Guiding Force

Guiding Force

Written by Lauren B. Johnson Photographs by Mira Adwell Born in a town without a library (and in a country
Easy to Swallow

Easy to Swallow

Written by Hailey Middlebroook Thoracic surgeon Dr. Adam Mace is on a mission to help relieve symptoms of achalasia, a
Could You Spot a Stroke?

Could You Spot a Stroke?

“When symptoms start showing up, you have to respond immediately,” says local stroke survivor Ron Brinson, pictured here with his
Got Some Spring in Your Step?

Got Some Spring in Your Step?

Written by Lauren B. Johnson Photographs by Sarah Westmoreland Embrace it! Longer days and mild temps are enticing us all
Soothe Your Seasonal Allergies

Soothe Your Seasonal Allergies

The flowers are blooming and beach days are starting. Spring in the Lowcountry is splendid, for sure. However, if you’re
Take a Break!

Take a Break!

Written By Molly Ramsey Roper St. Francis Healthcare affiliated psychiatrist Dr. Sarah Coker shares the importance of taking time away
Fresh Health News: Spring 2020

Fresh Health News: Spring 2020

Suffer from Osteoarthritis? Start walking, suggests new research from Northwestern University According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Keep Up the Good Work! Your Future Self Will Thank You

Keep Up the Good Work! Your Future Self Will Thank You

Committing to healthy habits can be hard, especially since some of the weightiest rewards of eating well, exercising regularly, watching
Utilize Your Lunch Break

Utilize Your Lunch Break

Written by Molly Ramsey Photographs by Samantha Jean Becker Working movement into your time away from work can increase the
Is Your Teen Protected?

Is Your Teen Protected?

Written By Virginia Beard Vaccinations aren’t just for babies. Read on for a list of immunizations your son or daughter