Summer’s pleasures are many: lazy hammocks and breezy beach days, lemonade stands and watermelon spitting contests. Yet the hot weather and humidity bring out some less than pleasant aspects of Lowcountry living as well—specifically unpleasantness of the pesky insect variety.
Here’s the problem with spring cleaning…it’s springtime, when it’s lovely outside. Who wants to be sorting through the linen closet or knee deep in the long-forgotten Lego and missing-pieces puzzle drawer when it’s sunny April day and 70 degrees (finally)? But summertime in the Lowcountry—that’s a different story.
Everything was going well with Jenny’s pregnancy when she went to Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital for routine monitoring of her twin boys.
Know the Signs, Act FAST It’s summer time, which hopefully means more time to sit back, relax and let your guard down. But there’s one medical condition you should remain vigilant about: stroke.
Current and former smokers have 25 times the risk of developing lung cancer compared to non-smokers.
Every season should be sunscreen season, according to Dr. Marta Hampton, a Roper St. Francis Healthcare-affiliated dermatologist. “Wearing sunscreen is the number one way to protect against skin cancer,” says Dr. Hampton, and given that one person dies of melanoma every hour in the U.S., that’s advice worth heeding.
A coffee with all the fixings on your way to work (100 calories), a 20-ounce soda at lunch (240 calories), a glass of sweet tea with dinner (100 calories) and maybe a few beers in the evening (about 140 calories each)? If you drink to that routine, you could be drowning your weight management