“The underinsured and uninsured members of our community provide many services for us.  They work under conditions which are oftentimes less than ideal.  Their health status is questionable at best.  They are interwoven in the very fabric of the community we love to call home; we need to take care of them.

Memory MattersFor 20 years, Memory Matters has focused on offering emotional support to those caring for patients with dementia, as well as day programs for dementia patients to give those caregivers a break. In 2018, the organization is expanding its mission to include overall brain health in an effort to help mitigate and, in some cases, avoid dementia diagnoses.

sulkaBrannon Sulka is representing Bluffton and Hilton Head in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Man and Women on the Year 2018 Competition.  The event runs through April 13.  Brannon’s inspiration is her grandmother who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at age 82. Blood cancers are the third leading cancer killer of Americans. LLS’s mission is to  “Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.” 

The Fraum Chiropractic Life Center on Hilton Head Island now offers a new nonsurgical and drug-free treatment called DRX to treat debilitating back pain and sciatica.

March your way to health this month. People who walk see an improvement in their resting heart rate, cholesterol, mood, body fat, energy, muscle tone, coordination and overall physical and mental condition. And you do not have to walk fast or for hours either. Just 30 minutes to an hour a day at a slow to moderate pace has been proven to replace certain types of medication, shed unwanted weight and even promote better relationships. With these tips, you can stroll into a healthier, happier version of yourself.


This year’s flu season has proven to be one of the worst in recent history. People looking to avoid catching the bug — or to shorten their time spent recuperating in bed —are turning to non-traditional treatments. Some of these treatments can be found in the lush landscape of the Lowcountry, offering natural healing.

Chinese, Greek, Roman and Indian: For thousands of years, cultures around the world have practiced holistic medicine focusing on the whole body through emotional and spiritual well-being.

Today, “alternative medicine” describes holistic, integrative or “complementary” treatments used instead of or in conjunction with traditional therapies.


Just as there is no one diet that fits everyone, no single supplement or supplement protocol fits everyone. Sure, life would be simpler with a cure-all pill (or regiment of pills). But life — like the human body — is complex. Different dietary supplements work for different people at different times and for different reasons. That’s a lot of “differents” to sort through, so let’s break this down: Before you decide to add a supplement to your daily regimen, there are three questions you need to consider.


You are what you drink

According to the American Heart Association, we’re drinking more bottled water, but it’s not affecting the number of calories we get from beverages. Consumers are swapping full-calorie sodas for sports and energy drinks, sweetened teas and bottled coffee drinks that are high in added sugar, negating any benefit from increased water consumption.


Barre classes have become one of the fastest-growing fitness trends nationwide, and fitness studios and gyms on Hilton Head Island and Bluffton are getting in on the graceful action. A ballet-inspired workout designed to build toned and lean muscles, barre (pronounced ‘bar’) is designed for beginners as well as those with previous ballet experience.

The exercises are a combination of postures inspired by ballet and other disciplines, like yoga and Pilates. The barre is used for balance during exercises that focus on isometric strength training — holding the body still while contracting a specific set of muscles — and high reps of small range-of-motion movements.