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Happy 4th!

Our July newsletter has great information on hurricane preparedness, fun local events and more! Click here to read our July newsletter.

Check Out Our June Newsletter!

Our June newsletter has information on summer sun safety, fun local events in Charleston, how to identify the early signs of Alzheimer’s disease and more. Click here to read our June newsletter!

Check Out Our May Newsletter!

Our May newsletter has great information on getting your summer garden started, local events in Charleston this month, info on Older Americans Month and much more! Click here to read our newsletter.

How Your Heart Health is Related to Brain Health

Did you know that the same risk factors that cause heart disease can also affect your brain health? Being overweight, having high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking–all of these unhealthy choices can increase your risk for both heart disease and dementia. The good news is that making healthier dietary choices, giving up smoking, and exercising can all protect your heart and your brain! Take the DHEC Healthy Body, Healthy Brain Pledge today and take the first step towards lowering your risk of chronic health problems!
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April Newsletter: Finding Balance as a Family Caregiver

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Our April newsletter is full of great information on how to be a tourist in your own town, finding balance as a family caregiver, great local events and more! Click here to read our April newsletter.

Check out our February Newsletter!


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Our February newsletter has great information on heart disease, local events in Charleston this month, a Valentine gift guide and more! Read our newsletter here.

Tips for Managing Diabetes During the Holidays!

The holidays present us with temptations around every corner–and if you have diabetes it can be especially challenging to keep your blood sugar in check. Here are some great tips for having a happy and healthy holiday! Read Roper St. Francis’ health tips here.



Support Buy Local Month!

Tomorrow marks the start of Buy Local Month, an initiative of Lowcountry Local First that aims to support small business owners and the local community. Shop local and your dollars stay local and what better time of year to keep this in mind than the holidays. Local businesses reinvest 3 times more money in the local economy! You can find a list of Lowcountry Local First business partners here.

November Newsletter: Giving Thanks

Our November newsletter has great information on diabetes and breast cancer prevention, as well as upcoming local events! Click here to read our November newsletter!

Environmental Exposures to Certain Chemicals and Breast Cancer

More and more research is finding a connection between environmental exposures to certain chemicals and an increased risk for breast cancer. Visit the Breast Cancer Fund’s website to learn more about reducing exposures and lowering your risk for breast cancer.