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Tailgating Food Safety

Oct 8, 2020, 1:12 PM by Allison Sanford
As we enjoy tailgating and picnics, it’s important to know some food safety basics to keep yourself and your friends healthy.

Ask the Doctor: How Can I Boost My Immune System?

Dec 9, 2020, 11:48 AM by Allison Sanford
As we move indoors during winter, infections from cold, flu, COVID-19 and other viruses rise. Why are some people more susceptible to infections than others, and what can you do to boost your immune system to and stay well?

Is This Okay to Eat?

Jul 29, 2021, 2:35 PM by Allison Sanford
There are many ways that food poisoning can happen. Especially in the summertime, when food may sit out for a while at picnics and family gatherings.

Take Charge of Your Diabetes

Nov 2, 2021, 1:46 PM by Allison Sanford
November is American Diabetes Month. In South Carolina, statistics show that one in seven adults has diabetes. That’s approximately 500,000 people.

Stop Prediabetes In Its Tracks

Nov 8, 2021, 2:47 PM by Allison Sanford
Prediabetes is a serious health condition where your blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes.

Healthy Breakfast Egg Muffins

Nov 17, 2021, 5:28 PM by Allison Sanford
Looking for a healthy way to start your day? Try one of these delicious egg muffins. This adaptable recipe is even diabetic-friendly, so indulge without guilt.

Creamy Lemon Chicken Cutlets

Dec 6, 2021, 4:35 PM by Allison Sanford
Looking for a quick, weeknight meal that's low in carbohydrates? Try this recipe that uses we use crème fraîche, sour cream's richer, less tangy cousin, to thicken the lemony pan sauce.

Five Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

Jan 31, 2022, 1:51 PM by Allison Sanford
January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month. Paul C. Browne, MD, FACOG, of Lexington Maternal Fetal Medicine at Lexington Medical Center offers advice for optimizing your health before and during pregnancy to ensure the best possible outcomes.

Superfood of the Month: Avocado

Mar 16, 2022, 4:41 PM by Allison Sanford
Avocado is one of the most nutrient-dense foods available. Ounce for ounce, it is among the richest in fiber, folate, potassium, vitamin E and magnesium.

Following the Mediterranean Diet

May 26, 2022, 3:54 PM by Allison Sanford
Diet has a major effect on the risk for heart disease, and healthy eating habits can significantly reduce cardiovascular risk. Use the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid to revamp the way you eat.

Superfood of the Month: Potatoes

Jun 3, 2022, 10:40 AM by Allison Sanford
A common misconception is that potatoes are mostly fat and calories, but the truth is potatoes have close to zero fat and cholesterol, and are low in calories.

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