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Archive for February, 2012

  • Allergies: It’s Going to be a Tough Season in Charleston!

    By Health First on February 22, 2012
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    The weather is great, but is your head throbbing, nose running, or throat scratchy?  Is it allergy season already? Charleston has experienced a mild winter this year, and spring is going to be here sooner than usual.  This weather has meant great time outdoors for many of us, but it also means an earlier spring allergy season.  Specifically, those in […]
  • Prescription Drug Abuse & Whitney Houston

    By Health First on February 13, 2012
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    Whitney Houston was pronounced dead on February 11, 2012, and the cause was reportedly a combination of drugs and alcohol.  Whitney Houston supposedly suffered from addiction to prescription medications.  What can we learn from Whitney Houston, and the many other individuals who have been affected by their addictions to prescription drugs? Why do doctors prescribe addicting medications in a way […]
  • Poison Ivy: It’s that Time of Year in Charleston!

    By Health First on February 2, 2012
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    It is hard to believe, but it is truly that time of year again in Charleston, when we at Health First start witnessing Poison Ivy cases at our 3 medical centers. Some of these cases are quite severe. Here is what you need to know about Poison Ivy and certain steps you can take: Poison ivy rash forms as a […]