Common Concerns

Can Climate Change Affect My Health?

Jun 2, 2017 Comments Off on Can Climate Change Affect My Health?
June 22 @ 8:55 am

When you live in a coastal city prone to flooding, the ways in which climate can affect your health becomes pretty clear, pretty fast. But aside from the bodily and economic dangers that extreme weather can cause, there are many other ways the changing environment can affect our health. According…

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4 Common Myths About Poverty

May 16, 2017 Comments Off on 4 Common Myths About Poverty
June 22 @ 8:55 am

An estimated 45 million Americans live below the federal poverty limit – approximately 14.5% of the population, yet many myths about poverty exist. Among this population, it is projected that 23 million Americans will be without health insurance in 2017: due to financial hardship, lack of medicaid eligibility, or because…

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Is Napping Good for Your Health?

May 5, 2017 Comments Off on Is Napping Good for Your Health?
June 22 @ 8:55 am

The power of a nap on a fussy toddler is not to be underestimated. But should adults indulge in a mid-day siesta, too? And who has the time? The benefits of getting enough sleep are often overlooked and rarely prescribed, even though sleep is vital to your body’s ability to…

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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’
June 22 @ 8:55 am

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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Who Can Help Me in Charleston, SC?

Dec 13, 2016 Comments Off on Who Can Help Me in Charleston, SC?
June 22 @ 8:55 am

If you live in or around Charleston, SC, and you are struggling with financial hardship, health issues or personal crisis, there are many resources in place to help you get back on your feet again. From local shelters, to assistance with paying utility bills or home repairs, to seeking advice…

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Why Doesn’t Every American Have Health Insurance Now?

Nov 4, 2016 Comments Off on Why Doesn’t Every American Have Health Insurance Now?
June 22 @ 8:55 am

Who exactly are the Americans without health insurance today? Wasn’t the point of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to cover everyone? While the Affordable Care Act has extended coverage to 17 million more Americans, it is estimated that more than 23 million are still without health insurance. Why? The Affordable…

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