Health & Wellness

Individual Tickets Now Available for the Brain Injury Association of South Carolina’s 8th Annual Shuck-A-Rama Oyster Roast

Tickets are now available for the 8th Annual Shuck-A-Rama, benefiting the Brain Injury Association of South Carolina (BIASC). The event will be held Friday, January 18, 2019 at the Charleston Visitor Center Bus Shed in  downtown Charleston from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tickets to Shuck-A-Rama are $40 each and may be purchased on Eventbrite,…

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AARP Poll: Majority of caregivers with family suffering from dementia, spend less time with friends

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia For family caregivers, the holidays can be a joyful time when spirits are lighter and it feels good to care for loved ones and enjoy time together, celebrating with family traditions. But for most family caregivers, the holidays also bring stress, according to Amy Goyer, a family…

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BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Extending Customer Service Hours Ahead of ACA Deadline

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina customer service representatives are working longer hours fielding calls during the final week of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) open enrollment period to ensure one-on-one attention to those signing up for health insurance before the 11:59 p.m. Dec. 15 deadline. BlueCross representatives are available by phone starting at 8:30 a.m.…

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Bakari Sellers Addresses Quality of Life Concerns with the Opportunity Project of South Carolina

Former State Representative and CNN Commentator, Bakari Sellers, announced the formation of the Opportunity Project of South Carolina (Opportunity Project), which aims to close the gaps plaguing South Carolina communities in quality-of-life areas including healthcare, education and technology. Sellers will lead the organization, which is committed to narrowing the inequities for South Carolina’s citizens. At…

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Charleston VA Offers Free Flu Shots for Veterans

Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center is offering free flu shots for Veterans enrolled for health care at VA throughout the flu season. There is no need for an appointment, all a Veteran has to do is come to any of the Charleston VAMC facilities or Community Based Outpatient Clinics and request their flu shot.…

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Healthy Tri-County Releases Region’s First Health Improvement Plan

Healthy Tri-County, a regional initiative powered by MUSC Health, Roper St. Francis Healthcare and Trident United Way, released Our Health, Our Future: Tri-County Health Improvement Plan 2018-2023 at the second annual Tri-County Health Symposium October 30 at Trident Technical College. The TCHIP is the first health improvement plan developed specifically for Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties. More than…

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Everything to Know About Sleep Apnea

By Glenn Ellis (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Sleep apnea is a common condition in the United States. It can occur when the upper airway becomes blocked repeatedly during sleep, reducing or completely stopping airflow. This is known as obstructive sleep apnea. If the brain does not send the signals needed to breathe, the condition may be called…

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Eli Lilly Announces Lilly Diabetes Solutions Center to Assist People With Insulin Affordability

The American Diabetes Association estimates that over 30 million Americans are affected by diabetes and is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. In the African American population, studies show that we are disproportionately affected by diabetes in comparison to the general population. The rates of diagnosed diabetes among African Americans is…

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