Bras designed by high school students are on display this month to raise awareness for breast cancer. The Bra Project was started four years ago by Dr. Audrey Klenke of Pinnacle Plastic Surgery, and the practice continues to sponsor the exhibit. Students from May River High School and Hilton Head Island High School designed and created the bras, which will be on display at various locations throughout the Lowcountry.
Patients with no health insurance or high-deductible plans can now save money on a wide range of medical services, including mammograms, at Beaufort Memorial Hospital thanks to a new partnership with MDsave, an online healthcare marketplace.
In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Beaufort Memorial is offering $99 mammograms through MDsave during October. Mammograms are available in both Bluffton and Beaufort and can be purchased online at www.MDSave.com/Beaufort through Oct. 31.
REGAIN YOUR YOUTH AT THE SPA
Walking inside the calm environment of Serendipity Medical Spa in Hilton Head Island, you can’t help but relax. The neutral color palette, lightly scented air and soothing background music turn the space into a peaceful oasis, where even the most hectic of days fade away as you walk through the door.
PREBIOTICS AND PROBIOTICS HELP KEEP YOUR GUT IN GOOD SHAPE
You may have heard the terms “micobiome,” “gut health” or “probiotic.” Here’s a recap: The microbiome is an internal ecosystem comprised of microbes — good and bad bacteria — that affect the health of your overall gut — your entire digestive system. Both of these things are greatly affected by probiotics, as well as prebiotics and postbiotics.
HOW TO ADDRESS DIFFICULT TOPICS WITH AGING PARENTS
How does a child — even an adult child — have a conversation with a parent about their driving? How can you tell your parents that it is not safe for them to drive anymore? It feels like the roles have been reversed; only a few decades ago, your parents were the ones telling you that you couldn’t get behind the wheel.
CARING FOR MULTI-GENERATIONAL FAMILIES IS A BALANCING ACT
You’ve heard of baby boomers — those born between 1944 and 1964, and who today are in their 50s, 60s and 70s. Gen X kids — those born from the late 1960s to the early 1980s, today are in their 40s and 30s, working full-time jobs and raising families of their own. And then, of course, there’s the millennial: born sometime between the early 1980s to 2000, today’s teens and young adults are defining their generation and igniting our nation’s love for avocado toast.
LOWCOUNTRY GROUPS MAKES IT EASIER TO AGE IN PLACE
When driving and the daily tasks that used to be easy become overwhelming, many seniors are faced with choosing between moving in with far-off family members or into an assisted living facility. But these aren’t the only options, thanks to local nonprofit organizations.
Compassionate, caring volunteers with Safe Harbour on Hilton Head Island and Caring Neighbors in Bluffton can help with basic needs such as transportation to doctors’ appointments, grocery shopping and errands; respite for the caregiver; companionship; and phone check-ins.
A PERSON’S LEVEL OF SELF-CONFIDENCE IS REVEALED IN BEHAVIOR, BODY LANGUAGE, TONE OF VOICE AND MORE.
CONFIDENCE — that feeling of self-assurance that comes from within — helps us weather all that life brings. Confidence tells us we can cope with what’s going on in our lives, and that we have a right to be happy.
A person’s level of self-confidence is revealed in behavior, body language, tone of voice and more. Feeling good about how we look is only one component of self-confidence, but studies shows that people who are satisfied with their personal appearance are more willing to take personal and professional risks.
ISLAND HOUSE RECOVERING FROM ECONOMIC SLUMP WITH NEW LOCATION, DIRECTOR
According to a recent report from Mental Health America, 18 percent of American adults are dealing with mental health conditions ranging from minor anxiety to severe and chronic mental disease. Luckily, people in the Lowcountry facing a mental health diagnosis have Island House as a resource.
BLUFFTON AESTHETICS HELPS YOU FACE SWIMSUIT SEASON WITH CONFIDENCE.
The arrival of summer either evokes joy or dread. Joy for the start of beach days and endless afternoons spent on the golf course or working on your backswing. Joy for the chance to reclaim the outdoors and explore Hilton Head Island’s many wonders by boat, kayak or bike. Joy for another season enjoying this beautiful paradise we call home.