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GROUP OFFERS COMFORT FOR PATIENTS AND SURVIVORS OF BREAST CANCER

BY AMY COYNE BREDESON | PHOTOS BY RUTHE RITTERBECK

Shortly after moving to Sun City in November 2021, two-time breast cancer survivor Gail LeDour decided to attend a local support group. She had seen a listing in the community’s magazine about a monthly breast cancer support group called Up Front.

DIAGNOSED WITH BREAST CANCER IN HER 40S, SUSAN BAILEY CONTINUES TO LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST

BY AMY BARTLETT | PHOTO BY RUTHE RITTERBECK

It’s not every day that you hear a story like Susan Bailey’s. Her diagnosis and survival were both as unlikely and unexpected as her answer when asked the biggest life lesson she learned through it all:

AGE HAS ITS ADVANTAGES

Age 55

• Automobile insurance credit is mandated for persons who are 55 years of age or older and have successfully completed a driver training course approved by the dept. of public safety. Contact local 55 Alive program through AARP. Call 1-888-227-7669.

TRANSFORM YOUR HEALTH WITH THESE TRENDING TREATMENTS

BY JESSICA FARTHING

If you’re looking to transform your health, new technologies may make optimal wellness an easier goal to achieve. Cryotherapy, red light therapy and hyperbaric therapy are said to reduce inflammation, assist in healing and even fight illness. These new treatments are becoming widely available, but do they really live up to the hype?

PUTTING ATTENTION ON ANXIETY

BY ELIZABETH SNYDER AND JOY LAUERER

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact many children and families. In 2021 many schools transitioned back to in-person classes for children, but with waxing and waning cases, some students may find themselves in hybrid formats doing some work at home. Children spending more time at home can lead to social isolation, eating disorders, social restrictions for activities and exercise, and increased social media use.

The practice of holistic medicine integrates conventional and alternative therapies to prevent and treat disease, and most importantly, to promote optimal health. The use of such therapies is on the rise, according to recent studies. Here is a breakdown of popular alternative treatments available.

BY NINA GREENPLATE

Alternative medicine therapies for pain management have earned a rightful place at the treatment table, with a wealth of evidence-based modalities and a history dating back 5,000 years. Ayurvedic practices of massage, meditation and herbs provide an ancient outline to what today helps millions of Americans relieve what ails them. Holistic, natural, functional, complementary and similar terms are unique in their respective technique, but common in their use of nontraditional means for healing.

Tips to maintain a healthy lifestyle

BY HILTON HEAD REGIONAL HEALTHCARE

Keeping your heart healthy is imperative to sustaining a healthy lifestyle. Going overboard at the dinner table may have long-term effects on your heart health, especially if you have a pre-existing heart condition or if you are suffering from symptoms that may lead to heart disease. 

BEING ACTIVE PROMOTES STRONG OVERALL WELL-BEING

The dawning of a new year is the perfect time to give yourself a boost. Being active is essential to feeling great mentally and physically. Here’s why routine exercise will improve your well-being.

The dawning of a new year is the perfect time to give yourself a boost. Being active is essential to feeling great mentally and physically. Here’s why routine exercise will improve your well-being.

Taking fitness to the next level can be a grind, but the Lowcountry has some of the top professional trainers who are motivating and help us reach our goals.

These experts teach us how to work out safely, hold us accountable and understand that optimal wellness is a lifestyle. Inspirational and supportive, these trainers guide us on our journey to stay fit for life.