Beaufort Memorial’s Living Well Blog brings health and wellness to Lowcountry living.

Smoke Alarm

Posted by Living Well Team on Jan 23, 2017 3:16:07 PM

Every day, more than 3,200 American teens smoke their first cigarette.

Recent federal antismoking ads appeal to adolescent vanity with a message about nonsmokers being better athletes, having smoother skin and being more kissable.

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Topics: Wellness

A Minimally Invasive Solution to Ventral Hernia Discomfort

Posted by Surgical Services Team on Jan 19, 2017 9:44:00 AM

Four open surgeries in 15 years left Regina Proby with an abdomen full of scar tissue. When a bulge appeared in her belly, she cringed at the thought of undergoing another operation.

Regina had her first surgery in 2001 when she donated a kidney to her father. It was followed by two cesarean sections and a hysterectomy. Just when she thought she was done being cut open, she developed a hernia in her abdomen.

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Topics: Surgical Services

Three Award-Winning Recipes from Beaufort Memorial’s Kitchen

Posted by Living Well Team on Jan 16, 2017 1:32:34 PM

Every year, hospital chefs from all over South Carolina come together in Charleston to compete in the Cooking Well Invitational. This interactive competition celebrates the success of South Carolina hospitals and their culinary staff in creating delicious and healthy food for their patients, staff and visitors.

We’re pleased to announce the Beaufort Memorial culinary team took third place in the competition held at the historic Boone Hall Plantation as part of the 36th annual Taste of Charleston.

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Topics: Wellness

Sophia Vergara's Thyroid Cancer Story

Posted by Cancer Care Team on Jan 11, 2017 10:10:59 AM

A double threat of acting chops and stunning looks have made Sofia Vergara a leading lady in Hollywood. Try not to be charmed by her charisma; it’s impossible.

The Colombian-born actress and model can be serious, however: One of her public roles involves speaking out about a disease whose after effects she manages every day. In 2000, Vergara—almost a decade before landing her laugh-out-loud role as spitfire Gloria Delgado-Pritchett on the ABC sitcom “Modern Family”—was given a serious, real-life diagnosis: thyroid cancer. The butterfly-shaped gland at the base of her neck would have to be removed.

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Topics: Cancer Care

Beaufort Memorial's Valentine Ball Weekend

Posted by Living Well Team on Jan 9, 2017 1:55:55 PM

Beaufort Memorial Hospital Foundation’s 28th annual Valentine Ball features a new venue, an extra night of festivities and plenty of new people for you to meet.

The weekend kicks off with our first-ever cocktail affair on Friday, February 10, at 6 p.m., and the ball takes place on Saturday, February 11, at 9 p.m. Both events will be hosted at Tabby Place in Downtown Beaufort. All proceeds from the 2017 Valentine Ball will go toward the Keyserling Cancer Center, which provides a full range of cancer services to Beaufort residents. 

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Topics: News & Events