A Concerted Effort to Reduce Diabetes in the LowcountryJan 19, 2021
As we have documented previously, diabetes is a rampant and preventable scourge in South Carolina, affecting the daily lives of half a million adults and dramatically increasing their mortality risk. Recent research suggests that type II diabetes – i.e., diabetes with adult onset – is significantly less associated with genetics than with lifestyle.
Adding to Successful Efforts to Reduce Diabetes in the LowcountryJan 7, 2021
Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in South Carolina, a top 10 state for the disease with more than half a million adult sufferers. Diabetes increases the risk of stroke, heart disease, kidney failure, blindness, nerve damage, and even death. And it is largely preventable.
Now More Than Ever, You Need a Flu VaccineDec 15, 2020
This year, with the coronavirus racing across our continent, it is doubly important to get your flu shot as soon as possible. It is painless and inexpensive; in fact, many employers and other organizations provide them for free.
The Effort to Address Health Disparities in the LowcountrySep 17, 2020
Healthy Tri-county has conducted several community health audits and found that disparities tear at the fabric of health within the Lowcountry.
Expanding Access to Lower Maternal MorbiditySep 1, 2020
The Tri-County Health Improvement Plan emerged. Maternal, infant and child health is one of five areas of priority.
The Rise of Community Baby ShowersJul 17, 2019
The U.S. is the most expensive country in which to deliver and raise a baby. A 2013 study estimated that it cost a minimum of $30,000 to give birth in a hospital and $10,000 for a family with modest means to raise a child in their first year. Moreover, an infant mortality rate in South…