Year: 2022

Can Processed Foods Affect My Brain? Ask A Nutritionist.

Dec 12, 2022 Comments Off on Can Processed Foods Affect My Brain? Ask A Nutritionist.
May 28 @ 11:42 am

Too much ultra-proceeded foods can lead to decline in cognitive health. A new study has shown that eating too many ultra-processed foods in middle-age people can be bad for your cognitive health and lead to cognitive decline as you age. Cognitive decline means there is a decrease in your ability…

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Community Spotlights: Lowcountry Period Project

Dec 7, 2022 Comments Off on Community Spotlights: Lowcountry Period Project
May 28 @ 11:42 am

Did You Know – 16.9 million people who menstruate in the US are living in poverty. Two-thirds of the 16.9 million low-income women in the US could not afford menstrual products in the past year, with a half of this population reporting a need to choose between menstrual products and…

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Coaching for Life: New Diabetic Prevention Program a Game Changer at BIFMC

Dec 6, 2022 Comments Off on Coaching for Life: New Diabetic Prevention Program a Game Changer at BIFMC
May 28 @ 11:42 am

Margaret Peck, HPEB MPH and volunteer coach at BIFMC, leads the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP), which has proven to be effective in reducing the incidence of Type 2 diabetes among high risk individuals. Having served as a fitness nutrition coach helping athletes to achieve their health and fitness goals…

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Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic Expands Service Area & Eligibility

Nov 2, 2022 Comments Off on Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic Expands Service Area & Eligibility
May 28 @ 11:42 am

Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic (BIFMC), a free clinic in Charleston county located at 3226 Maybank Highway on Johns Island, currently offers free health care services to uninsured adults who reside or work on Johns, James or Wadmalaw Islands; Folly Beach; or who serve downtown Charleston’s hospitality industry. Beginning November…

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Are Food Expiration Dates Real? Ask a Nutritionist.

Sep 13, 2022 Comments Off on Are Food Expiration Dates Real? Ask a Nutritionist.
May 28 @ 11:42 am

Confused about food expiration dates? Learn more about how you can save money – and stop wasting food. When you look at the expiration dates on food, what do they really mean? Expiration dates on most food items have little to do with the safety of the product. Best-by dates…

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College of Charleston Students Help Promote Free Health Care to Hospitality Workers

Jun 7, 2022 Comments Off on College of Charleston Students Help Promote Free Health Care to Hospitality Workers
May 28 @ 11:42 am

CHARLESTON CARES: We recently spoke with Kirsten Snyder, a molecular biology major at the College of Charleston, part time EMT, and newly elected president of C of C’s pre-health club, Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED). This year, the club has engaged in an effective outreach campaign to spread the word to area hospitality workers about the…

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BIFMC Receives Gold Star Rating from National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics

May 24, 2022 Comments Off on BIFMC Receives Gold Star Rating from National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics
May 28 @ 11:42 am

Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic is proud to receive a 2022 Gold Star Standards Rating from The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics, According to the NAFC’s website, “The mission of the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics is to ensure the medically underserved have access to affordable…

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How Do I Save Money at the Grocery Store? Ask A Nutritionist.

Apr 28, 2022 Comments Off on How Do I Save Money at the Grocery Store? Ask A Nutritionist.
May 28 @ 11:42 am

Trying to Save Money at the Grocery Store? Here’s a Few Helpful Tips! Grocery prices are getting higher and higher each time you go food shopping. Here are a few ways you can reduce your monthly grocery bill. 1. Plan your meals. This tip is most important. Plan meals and/or…

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Is Moderate Alcohol Consumption Good for My Health? Ask a Nutritionist.

Apr 7, 2022 Comments Off on Is Moderate Alcohol Consumption Good for My Health? Ask a Nutritionist.
May 28 @ 11:42 am

Think a little alcohol is good for your heart? Think again! You may have heard or read that a modest amount of alcohol -such as a glass or two of red wine daily- can help lower your risk of heart disease or improve your blood pressure. But alcohol has also…

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Seabrook Racquet Sports Club Hosts Charity Fundraiser

Mar 29, 2022 Comments Off on Seabrook Racquet Sports Club Hosts Charity Fundraiser
May 28 @ 11:42 am

Seabrook’s Racquet Sports Club held its largest annual charity event of the year on Friday, March 25th, to support free health care services at Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic. The event featured over 60 attendants to raise over $10,000 that will go towards the Clinic’s mission of providing free primary care…

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