SUGAR TREATMENTS ARE A SWEET SKIN CARE OPTION

When it comes to our waistlines, we know that just a little bit of sugar is best — but what about when it comes to our skin? It turns out that sugar is a natural exfoliant and a sweet alternative to more aggressive and abrasive skin care products. Sugar scrubs, even inexpensive homemade ones, can remove dry, flaky skin cells and promote a smooth, radiant glow.

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BLUFFTON PATIENTS FEEL CARED FOR AT NEW VIM FACILITY

Pam Toney proudly points to the artwork hanging throughout the new Bluffton-Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine clinic as she gives a visitor a tour.

She said the colorful folk art by Charleston artist Deane Valentine Bowers, created from reclaimed material, is emblematic of the work done at the clinic.

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MEMORY MATTERS TO HOST BRAIN SUMMIT

Memory Matters wants to help you keep your mind and memory sharp. That’s why it’s hosting its second annual Brain Health Summit on March 7 at Hilton Head Island Beach & Tennis Resort. The action-packed educational seminar will feature international speakers from Harvard and the University of British Columbia, as well as local experts.

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HALOTHERAPY CAN OFFER RELIEF FROM A VARIETY OF ILLNESSES

We often take new health trends with “a grain of salt.” But that’s especially true for halotherapy, which requires hundreds of thousands of salt grains.

The treatment — which was developed in the 1800s after Polish salt miners observed that frequent exposure to salt helped heal many respiratory and skin ailments — has become popular in recent years for its holistic appeal. And thanks to Pure Salt Studio, this wellness option is now available in the Lowcountry.

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BEING ACTIVE IS KEY AFTER A HEART ATTACK

Heart attack survivors are encouraged to ease back into exercising, and many report feeling anxious about triggering another attack through physical stress and an increased heart rate. But research shows that it’s important to maintain an active lifestyle for good heart health.

SOMETIMES WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW CAN KILL YOU. OTHER TIMES, IT CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE.

When Christian Bernadotte’s heart was severely damaged after a massive heart attack and triple bypass surgery at age 49, only his doctors and his wife, Marianne, knew how grim his prognosis really was. But two decades later, Christian is enjoying a full life after a heart transplant and doesn’t begrudge them their secret.

HOW TO AVOID THE FLU

’Tis the holiday season, and unfortunately cold and flu season too. So how do you stay well and not miss out on your favorite festivities?

Handwashing — yes, for sure!

vimMusician Sterlin Covin knows first hand that nothing in life is guaranteed. For years, he performed around the world, ultimately making enough money to settle on Hilton Head Island so that he could spend more time with his young family.

But after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, when the entertainment industry found itself struggling, Covin was forced drastic financial moves — including dropping his health insurance. Seven years later, two freak accidents left him financially ruined, living in Section 8 housing in a wheelchair, and unknowingly facing the possibility of never being able to walk again.

breastcancer2LOCAL EXPERTS PROVIDE TOP CARE FOR BREAST CANCER

In our October 2018 issue, Monthly consulted with the following local experts in our coverage of breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, care and treatment.