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Beaufort Memorial offering $99 mammograms in October

From staff reports Breast cancer is a big deal. A mammogram is not. In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Beaufort Memorial is offering the opportunity to purchase 2D or 3D screening mammograms for $99 now through Oct. 31. Mammograms are available in both Beaufort and Okatie and can be purchased through MDsave online at… Keep Reading

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Protecting your aging spine

Tips on how seniors can avoid back and neck pain An aging body means the spine is aging, too. But while certain spine conditions are more common among older adults, there are more ways than ever to avoid back and neck pain and protect your aging spine, says Kaliq Chang, MD. About 54.1 million American—16%… Keep Reading

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parentPULSE© – What to do if your child has a tummy ache

Kids are back in the classroom, and a common back-to-school sickness is viral gastroenteritis, or stomach flu. It’s an intestinal infection marked by watery diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea or vomiting, and sometimes fever. If your child is showing symptoms of a stomach bug, such as vomiting or diarrhea, it’s most likely viral gastroenteritis. “We really… Keep Reading

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Hypertension at age 35–44 linked to higher dementia risk

A new study looks at links between age of hypertension diagnosis and dementia risk. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around 1.28 billion people aged 30–79 worldwide have HBP, or hypertension.  HBP is the leading cause of cardiovascular disease and premature death worldwide. It is also a risk factor for diabetes, depression, and dementia.… Keep Reading

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Help yourself to a healthy home

You want to take good care of your family. You try to eat healthy foods. You take your children to the doctor for regular checkups. You try your best to protect your family  from accidents and illness. But did you know your home might have hidden dangers to your family’s health?  Mold and moisture are… Keep Reading

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Study finds breast cancer survival increases with early diagnosis and treatment  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to a recent Cleveland Clinic study, breast cancer survival increases when treatment involving surgery, chemotherapy and radiation are completed within 38 weeks of the initial diagnosis.  “Most of the original time to treatment studies were looking at… Keep Reading