Hard Hats with Heart Is A Workforce Development BoosterApr 21, 2021
In 2019, the American Heart Association (AHA) began teaming up with the construction industry to improve the heart health and overall fitness of industry employees.
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.
Charleston’s Healthy Business Challenge Makes Us All Feel BetterOct 28, 2020
These kinds of stories are legion at companies that have joined the Charleston Healthy Business Challenge, a collaborative program of MUSC, and the City of Charleston, sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina and offered for free to businesses throughout the Lowcountry.
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.