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FINDING THE RIGHT ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES FOR YOUR LOVED ONES 

When the time comes, finding the most comfortable assisted living facility for a loved one is of utmost importance. In addition to high-quality care, the facility should provide opportunities for daily activities and meaningful social interactions.

Assisted living facilities, which help the elderly manage daily tasks such as getting dressed, doing laundry and taking the proper medicines, can help benefit overall health and mental well-being, according to AARP.

DRRHONDA WALLACEFamily medicine physician Rhonda Wallace, M.D., has joined Beaufort Memorial Bluffton Primary Care. Dr. Wallace recently completed the McLeod Family Residency Program in Florence, where she was chief resident. Dr. Wallace brings a wide variety of experience to the practice, having started her career as a cardiac care nurse and later working as a physician assistant in emergency and urgent care. The practice is located at 11 Arley Way in Bluffton. 

For decades, dentists have followed strict state and federal regulations that protect patients and staffx from epidemics that could have been devastating. The COVID-19 pandemic did not dramatically alter safety protocols in their offices, but it requires modifications. Dentists and their clinical teams are wearing N-95 masks, plastic face shields, and surgical gowns and caps to protect them from bioaerosols. Many have introduced high-suction devices that immediately collect the aerosols. ROC Dental Group also added surgically clean air purifiers that destroy infectious airborne particles, including viruses. 

MEMORIAL HEALTHMemorial Health is the first healthcare system in Georgia to use the ROSA Knee Robotic System for total knee-replacement surgeries. The technology helps the surgeon optimize accuracy and efficiency when planning and performing total knee-replacement procedures.

The hospital is also the first healthcare system in Georgia to offer robotic-assisted bronchoscopy for patients with lung nodules utilizing Auris Health’s Monarch Platform.

BEAUFORT MEMORIAL HOSPITALBeaufort Memorial Hospital, the first healthcare provider in the area to offer robotic-assisted hysterectomies, is using the advanced technology to customize and improve total knee replacements.

The cutting-edge Mako Robotic Arm-Assisted Surgery System allows orthopaedic surgeons to create a surgical plan unique to a patient’s anatomy, and then use the robotic arm to implant the components with greater precision.

Looking SharpMEN’S GROOMING IS ON TREND

Bluffton-based photographer and model Guido Flueck didn’t set out to impress others on social media when he decided it was time for a haircut — he was “just tired of the Santa Claus look,” he said.

The coronavirus pandemic pushed many of us inside for months, but our hair didn’t stop growing.

beautytipsAGELESS BEAUTY IS ON POINT FOR 2020

The 2020 spirit of beauty is more inclusive than ever, from products and services that celebrate ageless beauty to those that pump up diversity. Make-up to hair, skincare and spa services are catering to all ethnicities, body types, skin tones and gender identities. 

PROTECT YOUR VISION AGAINST THESE MYTHS

Eye experts don’t want you to take your ability to read this text — with or without squinting — for granted. Here are their biggest tips on how to protect your peepers.

As an emergency physician on the frontlines of the COVID-19 epidemic who also works at the Fraum Center for Restorative Health, I am seeing my two passions—stem cell therapies and emergency medicine— intersect in this pandemic. Stem cells are not usually part of emergency medicine, but they are rapidly coming to the forefront.