Even when a loved one’s death is not unexpected, the actual event is shocking and sad. At a time of grief and vulnerability, bereaved relatives are required to make a whirlwind of decisions about the funeral and associated issues. For many, the task is overwhelming and can compound their grief.
Winter is almost over! Even those of us who appreciate winter for its better characteristics (like the excuse to eat comfort food or cozy up next to the fire) are secretly ready to get everything cleaned out and organized. Between Christmas, snow days and tax paperwork, the task can feel overwhelming – but it doesn’t have to!
We’ve all heard about the great work Habitat for Humanity does for communities around the world. But how much do you actually know about the organization?
For example, did you know that there’s a Habitat affiliate right here in Dorchester County? Since 1993, Dorchester Habitat for Humanity has been “Building Homes and Hope” with the help of an inspiring community of volunteers. Here are a few other facts and fictions you should know about our local Habitat for Humanity chapter.
Our auditory system is integral to how different parts of the body communicate with one another. So when hearing is damaged, it can signify health issues elsewhere in the body, explains Dr. Hollie Bahen at Hearing Care of Summerville. “That is one major reason hearing loss should never be dismissed,” she adds.
Open any medicine cabinet in this country and you’re likely to find one or two unused prescriptions. We’re given a drug for a tooth extraction, but need to use only one or two pills. Or we have minor surgery but use only half the medication.
What happens to all these leftovers? Some are flushed down the toilet. Others are thrown in the trash. Many continue to accumulate in the medicine cabinet.
Losing a loved one any time of year is devastating, but the holidays can be especially tough as the days become shorter and colder and everyone around the bereaved celebrates and counts their blessings. And while nothing can make the pain go away, family and friends showing they care can lighten the burden a little. […]
It’s time to get festive again for the holidays, and Santee Cooper’s Celebrate the Season, presented by Berkeley Electric Cooperative, is the perfect occasion to do just that. Located in Moncks Corner and serving everyone in Berkeley County and beyond, this annual holiday festival goes on throughout the entire month of December and involves must-sees for the entire family.
The holiday season is almost upon us! But while it may be a festive, happy time for many, the season can also sometimes take a negative toll on older loved ones. According to the American Medical Resource Center, there are some 6 million people over the age of 65 who suffer from depression, and the […]
Cataract surgery has come a long way over the decades, and is now one of the most commonly performed procedures in the world. Improvements in surgical techniques and lens replacement technology have transformed cataract surgery, and they continue to evolve to this day. According to Unite for Sight, cataract surgery permits millions of people to […]
If you’re feeling depressed, overweight, tired and just suffering from the aches and pains of aging, you might be wondering where things went wrong. “One of the best ways to maintain your youth and your health is to maintain your spine,” says Dr. Thomas Mercante, a chiropractor and nutritionist at AlignLife of Summerville. Over the […]
Q: Do you have nagging pain in your low back? Q: Do you carry chronic tension in your shoulders? A: If you have chronic discomfort in an area with no known injury, you may wonder why that is. The most likely answer is postural dysfunction (i.e., less than healthy posture, which malaligns the spine and […]
If you have been struggling with weight gain year after year and it has become a focal point of your daily thoughts, this article may change your life. The weight loss industry “scam” is not a lack of weight loss. Instead, it resonates around the question, “What weight did you lose?” If you are not […]
Glaucoma is the second leading cause of preventable blindness in the world. More than four million Americans have glaucoma, but according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, only half of these individuals know they have the disease. Here’s what you need to know about glaucoma, its symptoms and treatment options. What causes glaucoma? Glaucoma occurs […]
If you have an aging loved one who needs special attention, it can be difficult to find a care provider you trust. It’s important to choose a senior care service that fits comfortably into your family member’s lifestyle and can fulfill their individual needs. While there are plenty of quality live-in facilities available, private senior […]
Q: What symptoms and risks are most commonly associated with “bad balance”? A: Good balance is often taken for granted. Most people don’t find it difficult to walk across a gravel driveway, transition from walking on a sidewalk to grass, or get out of bed in the middle of the night without stumbling. However, with […]
Sports may be a fun way for kids to get active, but athletic programs can also positively impact student development. “We’ve seen firsthand how athletics develop our students’ leadership and character capabilities,” says Eric Denton, headmaster at St. John’s Christian Academy, a private K3-12 school in Moncks Corner, S.C. “They also encourage good sportsmanship and […]
The answer: 100 MEPs In this age of big commercial gyms that promise everything for very little money, we decided to find out what the smaller mom and pops places were doing to differentiate themselves. The first thing we noticed was that the less expensive options were the most crowded. In order to pay the […]
Cataracts are the most frequent cause of preventable blindness in the world, yet many people don’t know much about this eye condition. Staying informed about symptoms and surgery options is important, as cataracts are generally easy to identify and treat. Here are the top 5 things you should know about cataracts: 1. Cataracts are very […]
When choosing an in-home senior care provider, you want the very best for your parent, grandparent or loved one. So it’s important to do your research and talk with several agencies to find the best fit for you and the family member in need of care. Here are the 10 most important questions to ask […]
From a very young age, we are taught to take care of our teeth and visit the dentist to maintain good oral hygiene. Spinal health, on the other hand, is often overlooked, even though regularly visiting the chiropractor is a crucial to your overall health. “Taking good care of the central nervous system and spine […]
In addition to academics, students at St. John’s Christian Academy in Moncks Corner are engaged in several initiatives to give back both locally and across the globe. Community service is engrained into classroom and extracurricular activities at the school, says Dr. Eric Denton, headmaster at the school, which serves students grades K-12. Students can build […]
Preparing for college is not an easy task for students or parents. Finding and getting into an institution can be challenging, but parents should remember how important it is for students to develop an ability to handle post-secondary education. This begins by instilling good learning and study habits, and cultivating a well-rounded student. In […]