Dr. Megan Lynch hears it every day in the offices of Mt. Pleasant OB/GYN – that swoosh, swoosh, swoosh, swoosh … like something from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. It’s an ultrasound’s miraculous transmission of a fetal heartbeat.
Some of you jazz fans out there probably know the Charleston-based quartet called “Gradual Lean.” If you don’t, you should. They’re the epitome of cool – with none other than Charlton Singleton (trumpet), Quentin Baxter (drums), Lee Barbour (guitar) and Kevin Hamilton (stand-up bass – check ‘em out).
Lace ‘em Up, Lowcountry! Time to step into good health The ancient Greek physician Hippocrates once said, “Walking is man’s best medicine.” Fast forward 2500 years, and Americans take more prescription drugs than any other developed country, spending a whopping $325.8 billion on medications in 2012, according to the Institute for Health Informatics.
When it comes to being heart healthy one of the best things you can do is know your numbers. Having high blood pressure and cholesterol, for example, can greatly increase your chances of having a heart attack. Of course, you have no way of knowing you are at risk unless you get tested. Target Numbers for Good Heart Health: Total …