Month: February 2017

Skim Health 2.24.17

Feb 24, 2017 Comments Off on Skim Health 2.24.17
February 20 @ 2:59 pm

Top health articles of interest circulating in the media this week, 2.24.17. When it comes to sustaining weight loss once achieved, a new study suggests that special programs designed for maintenance are critical for helping people keep pounds off. Through regular contact and support with an expert who discussed weight…

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Dr. Kateryna Shaforost Featured in Volunteer Spotlight

Feb 22, 2017 Comments Off on Dr. Kateryna Shaforost Featured in Volunteer Spotlight
February 20 @ 2:59 pm

Each month, BIFMC shines a spotlight on one of our many exceptional clinic volunteers. From medical staff to voluntary file clerks, Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic is able to provide a warm, caring and expert primary medical home to hundreds of uninsured patients. The residents and workers of our Lowcountry community are cared for and…

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6 Tips For Maintaining Weight Loss

Feb 21, 2017 Comments Off on 6 Tips For Maintaining Weight Loss
February 20 @ 2:59 pm

  Weight loss – and more specifically, maintaining your weight loss after it is achieved – is an incredibly difficult endeavor. You put in the hard work, finally see some results, and poof! Almost twice as quickly as it appeared, your trim physique vanishes. Why? Unfortunately, our subcutaneous body fat…

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Googling Your Symptoms: How To Avoid ‘Fake News’

Feb 17, 2017 Comments Off on Googling Your Symptoms: How To Avoid ‘Fake News’
February 20 @ 2:59 pm

When it comes ailments in the age of the internet, it seems that everyone is a medical expert at self diagnosis. But before you google any further “why does my eye keep twitching” or “why does my chest hurt,” (common medical inquiries), it is important to check your sources –…

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What Vaccines Should I Get As An Adult?

Feb 14, 2017 Comments Off on What Vaccines Should I Get As An Adult?
February 20 @ 2:59 pm

Children aren’t the only ones who should be following a timeline of vaccinations while growing up- big kids need them occasionally, too! Aside from your annual flu shot every fall (critical for the young, elderly, and pregnant – or those who have regular contact with the aforementioned) it is important…

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BIFMC Community Pillar Profile: Dr. Victor Agusta

Feb 3, 2017 Comments Off on BIFMC Community Pillar Profile: Dr. Victor Agusta
February 20 @ 2:59 pm

While Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic counts its blessings to receive the voluntary time and dedication of a physician like Dr. Victor Agusta, he is fact is one of those rare humble spirits who considers the pleasure to be all his. “If the Clinic is the miracle,” wrote Barbara Burgess…

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