Health & Wellness

Taking Care of Seniors In Hot Weather

By Glenn Ellis (TriceEdneyWire.com) – We all suffer in hot weather. However, for elderly and disabled people and those with chronic health conditions such as vascular disease or diabetes, the weather does not have to hit 100 degrees to cause heat stress or even deadly heat stroke. We all know that hot weather can be…

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Vanessa Bell Calloway, Susan G. Komen, and the Ad Council Target Black Women’s Breast Health

A breast cancer survivor, an advocate, and a quintessential Black woman, Vanessa Bell Calloway is teaming with Susan G. Komen Foundation to educate African American women on breast health via a national PSA campaign developed in partnership with Steve Stout’s Translation agency and the Ad Council. The “Know Your Girls” campaign empowers black women to…

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4 Ways to Make Summer Easier for Children With Autism

Transitional times of the year mean shifting schedules, which can be particularly challenging for children with autism and their families. Whether you’re just beginning to learn about cognitive special needs, or have many years of experience, gaining insight into what has helped other families cope can be valuable. Holly Robinson Peete, actress and autism advocate…

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WomenHeart Celebrates Heart Disease Heroes, Survivors

By Lauren Poteat, NNPA Newswire Contributor In the battle to save the lives of our mothers, daughters and sisters, “WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease,” is one of the greatest allies that families have against the deadly disease, the leading cause of death among women in the United States. WomenHeart, “the nation’s…

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May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month is a great time to spread the word about the benefits of getting active. Regular physical activity is good for everyone’s health. People of all ages and body types can be physically active. Communities, health professionals and families can work together to create opportunities for everyone to get more…

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Charleston Cosmetology Students Offer Free Beauty Services for Cancer Survivors June 5

Students from V’s Student Cosmetology Services at Virginia College in Charleston are finding ways to use their gifts and talents to make a difference in honor of those affected by cancer. As a part of national Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day™ (CSBSD™), the Cosmetology students at the campus will offer complimentary manicures, haircuts and hair curling…

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DHEC offering Free Hepatitis Testing during Hepatitis Awareness Month

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month, and while National Hepatitis Testing Day is on May 19, S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control’s health departments will be providing free testing on May 16. Appointments are encouraged. Please call 1-855-4-SCDHEC (472-3432) to schedule your appointment. There are many strains of the hepatitis virus but for this year’s Hepatitis Awareness…

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