Yes, it’s definitely that time again. Flu season. And after last year’s hard hit—one of the deadliest influenza epidemics in recent memory, with 49 million cases among all age groups—the Centers for Disease Control is hitting the prevention message hard. The short and sweet of it: GET YOUR FLU SHOT!
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.
Food and fireworks abound this holiday week and though we see a lot of both in the Lowcountry when we celebrate our nation’s independence, there is something that we will see a lot more of – water. We live surrounded by beaches, lakes, marshes and rivers. For many of us, it is the water that …
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.