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Meet Steven Lin: BIFMC Student Intern Graduate!

Jan 23, 2024 Comments Off on Meet Steven Lin: BIFMC Student Intern Graduate!
May 27 @ 11:12 pm

Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic (BIFMC) provides free, comprehensive medical care and preventive health services to adults who have no health insurance and cannot otherwise access those services. The Clinic is pleased to have recently launched their new Access Clinical Education Program (ACEP) to serve as an educational training site for aspiring…

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How To Improve Health – Without Dieting

Jan 17, 2024 Comments Off on How To Improve Health – Without Dieting
May 27 @ 11:12 pm

Want to improve your health without “dieting”? There are a few great habits you can incorporate into your daily nutritional intake that will reap huge benefits for your body! Number one? Eat less processed food! Too much processed or packaged foods can increase your chances of chronic diseases, like diabetes.…

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Top 10 Best Health & Wellness Podcasts: UPDATED

Nov 16, 2023 Comments Off on Top 10 Best Health & Wellness Podcasts: UPDATED
May 27 @ 11:12 pm

Sometimes it’s easier to slip in a little self motivation during your morning commute (and often critical to prepare during that long road trip to a family holiday gathering!). For any occasion, we bring you a compiled collection of the best and most recent health, wellness, and fitness podcasts that…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Kelli Parker

Nov 2, 2023 Comments Off on Volunteer Spotlight: Kelli Parker
May 27 @ 11:12 pm

Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic, a free clinic in Charleston, SC, likes to shine a spotlight on our exceptional volunteers! From medical staff to voluntary administration, BIFMC 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 kept healthy due to the commitment of our volunteers. This month, we celebrate Kelli Parker! Kelli helps the Clinic with many office responsibilities and the front reception desk.

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Meet Emma: BIFMC’s AmeriCorps Student Intern!

Oct 12, 2023 Comments Off on Meet Emma: BIFMC’s AmeriCorps Student Intern!
May 27 @ 11:12 pm

AmeriCorps student intern Emma Bryan recently joined the Clinic as part of Access Clinical Education Program (ACEP). This clinical training opportunity will allow for current medical students and aspiring nurse practitioners to work one on one with Clinic volunteer physicians and nurses while serving a low-income population, gaining both technical skills…

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What does Dehydration Feel Like? Ask A Nutritionist.

Jul 31, 2023 Comments Off on What does Dehydration Feel Like? Ask A Nutritionist.
May 27 @ 11:12 pm

It’s So Hot!  Avoid dehydration and drink plenty of fluids! South Carolina is having record breaking hot weather this summer. There are a few things you can do to stay cool that can prevent dehydration, especially if you spend time outdoors. And a most important tip is to stay hydrated! Dehydration…

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A Dynamic Warm Up for Dynamic Living!

Jul 25, 2023 Comments Off on A Dynamic Warm Up for Dynamic Living!
May 27 @ 11:12 pm

Hi! My name is Melissa Frank and I am the new Executive Director of Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic. I am so excited to be a part of such an amazing organization, and am eager to help expand our services to provide uninsured, low income adults the health care that everyone deserves…

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Why Is Gut Health So Important? Ask A Nutritionist.

Feb 15, 2023 Comments Off on Why Is Gut Health So Important? Ask A Nutritionist.
May 27 @ 11:12 pm

Do you know that your gut has a very important role in your overall health? Your gut contains millions of microbes or bacteria that are mostly good for you. The ones in your gut, found in your small and large intestine help to digest food, and can also help with…

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Can My Diet Help With Sleep Apnea? Ask a Nutritionist.

Jan 17, 2023 Comments Off on Can My Diet Help With Sleep Apnea? Ask a Nutritionist.
May 27 @ 11:12 pm

Diagnosed with sleep apnea? Changing your diet can help. Sleep apnea is a common cause of not getting a good night sleep. It happens when the muscles in the back of your throat relax. This action blocks your airway when you are sleeping and you stop breathing. It can last…

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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 27 @ 11:12 pm

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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