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  • Is your nose stuffed because of allergies or a cold?

    By HealthFirst on January 20, 2015
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    You know how crazy winter weather is in Charleston. One day it’s 60 degrees and two days later we’re in the 30’s. These wild temperature swings can cause allergies caused by mold, mildew and hardwoods to spike.   If you’re not sure if you have allergies or a cold, here are a few quick tips to help you figure out […]
  • Display your child’s artwork at HealthFirst!

    By HealthFirst on May 15, 2013
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    Move your child’s artwork from the refrigerator to the walls of HealthFirst. It’s a great way to celebrate your child’s talent while brightening the day for those who come to HealthFirst when they’re not feeling well. If you’re a parent or teacher with talented artists under your wing, close out the school year by bringing the artwork you would like […]
  • Save your hide. Slather on sunscreen.

    By HealthFirst on May 15, 2013
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    May means long, sunny days, and more time outdoors, at the beach or on the boat. Remember to protect  your skin by applying sunscreen, SPF of 15 or higher, 30-minutes before you go outside. Reapply every two hours or more frequently if you’re in and out of the water or sweating heavily. Don’t forget to use water-resistant sunscreen on beach, […]
  • Reduce the risk of sports injuries

    By HealthFirst on May 15, 2013
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    This is the time of year when we see an uptick in sports injuries in both kids and adults. Remember to stretch and warm-up prior to activities, which will help reduce the risk of pulled muscles. It’s also hot and humid in the Lowcountry, which means heavy sweating. So drink plenty of fluids before, during and after activities. If you […]
  • Make your day on the boat a pleasure cruise

    By HealthFirst on May 15, 2013
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    There’s nothing like a day of boating in the Lowcountry. Whether you’re fishing, tubing, wakeboarding or cruising the Charleston Harbor, play it safe. Pay attention to weather, rules & regulations and follow the tips below for a safe day on the water: –  Wear plenty of sunscreen and reapply often, especially if you’re in and out of the water. –  […]
  • Sniff. Ah-choo. Allergy season is here.

    By HealthFirst on April 15, 2013
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    We probably don’t have to tell you that allergies in Charleston are bad right now. We’re seeing many people coming in for allergy relief and allergy testing. If you have allergies, or think you have allergies, the facts below may help. Don’t be shy about coming if you think you have allergies or your current meds aren’t doing the trick […]
  • Sinusitis is no day at the beach.

    By HealthFirst on April 15, 2013
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    Want to avoid sinusitis, which is an annoying and sometimes painful inflammation of the sinuses? Then don’t let your allergies or stuffed nose linger. If stuffiness lasts more than 7 days, come see us for a quick check. We can do a simple, safe sinus X-ray to check for sinusitis. Just so you know, a sinus X-ray delivers 20 mrem […]
  • Spring Sports Is Here. Be on Alert for Mono.

    By HealthFirst on April 15, 2013
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    The word mononucleosis sends shivers down the spine of parents. “The Kissing Disease,” as it’s known, is passed through saliva, not necessarily by puckering up. Sharing water bottles, drinking cups, straws and utensils can easily spread the Esptein-Barr virus that causes mono. Symptoms include sore throat, fatigue and flu-like symptoms. If your child has these symptoms for more than one week, it’s time […]