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Fall allergies: 2021 will be a bad year

Warmer temperatures lead to more pollen production, so 2021 may be the most intense allergy season yet.  The science proves it: Allergies will be worse this year. According to recent research and forecasting, 2021 is shaping up to be a brutal allergy year. Just like 2020, 2019, and 2018 were before it. The length and… Keep Reading


Mayo Clinic researchers advocate new approach to breast cancer prevention

A commentary by Mayo Clinic Cancer Center researchers published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology Practice suggests that advances in breast cancer prevention research have resulted in new and innovative opportunities to modify breast cancer risk and potentially reduce breast cancer incidence and mortality.  “It is prudent for health care providers to be knowledgeable about… Keep Reading

Health/Lowcountry Outdoors

Dragonflies are darling

Our recent rains and the changing season have allowed Dragonflies—a most beautiful insect—to prosper in the Lowcountry. Dragonflies are insects that people notice. As adults they are large, diurnal, often colorful, and are swift, acrobatic fliers. They are sufficiently noticeable that they have received numerous folk names. They have become embedded in folklore and mythology… Keep Reading


The power of love — Hugs and cuddles have long-term effects

How often do you hug? Do you like to sit close and hold each other’s hands? Research shows it’s good for your health. Between loving partners, between parents and children, or even between close friends, physical affection can help the brain, the heart and other body systems you might never have imagined.  For centuries, artists… Keep Reading


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


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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