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

Baby University and Top Pregnancy Apps for 2017

Posted by Living Well Team on Feb 20, 2017 1:13:06 PM

Becoming a parent is a life-changing event. It can be wonderful, but also stressful!

Prenatal education can help ease the stress and build the confidence of soon-to-be parents. Beaufort Memorial Hospital offers free and low-cost classes for expecting families in the Lowcountry. You do not have to be a Beaufort Memorial patient to take any of the classes offered through Baby University. Classes include: Baby Basics-101, Prepared Childbirth, Breast-Feeding and Hug Your Baby.

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Topics: Pediatrics, Women’s Health

How Can Advances in Technology Benefit Joint Therapy?

Posted by Bone & Joint Team on Feb 15, 2017 11:56:51 AM

Recent advances in medical technology that allow for minimally invasive, smaller incisions mean easier and faster recovery times for our patients.

Beaufort Memorial Hospital orthopedic surgeon Dr. Kevin Jones focuses on adult joint reconstruction, specializing in hip and knee replacement surgery. Take a quick look inside different joint replacement surgery options available at Beaufort Memorial.

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Topics: Orthopaedics

Leonard Allen's Vascular Surgery Story

Posted by Cardiovascular Team on Feb 13, 2017 12:22:12 PM

They say numbers never lie. Leonard Allen would beg to differ. At age 73, the 5-foot-9-inch Harbor Island resident weighed in at a healthy 160 pounds. His total cholesterol was 114—far below the recommended level of less than 200. He kept his blood pressure and blood sugar in check and walked 3 miles every day to stay fit. 

“You wouldn’t have flagged him right off the bat,” says Beaufort Memorial vascular surgeon Chad Tober, MD. “By all accounts, he was a healthy man.” But no matter the numbers, Leonard was a walking time bomb. His left carotid artery was 90 percent blocked, his right, 70 percent. “It was very likely he was going to have a massive stroke,” Tober says.

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Topics: Heart & Vascular

Tips on Preventing Listeria

Posted by Women's Health Team on Feb 8, 2017 4:34:06 PM

When you’re pregnant, maintaining good health with a proper diet is of the utmost importance. You might be surprised to hear some of your favorite foods might actually be harmful to you and your baby, as they contain a dangerous bacteria called listeria. 

Listeria can be found in refrigerated, ready-to-eat foods (meat, poultry, seafood, unpasteurized dairy products or foods made with unpasteurized dairy products) and in the soil. When eaten, it may cause listeriosis, an illness to which pregnant women and their unborn children are very susceptible.

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A Healthy Valentine’s Day Dinner for Two

Posted by Living Well Team on Feb 6, 2017 2:01:50 PM

Did you forget to make a dinner reservation for the most romantic night of the year? Not to worry! Sometimes the most romantic Valentine’s Day celebration is a quiet, well-planned dinner at home.

Here’s a delicious and healthy meal you can make for your special valentine.

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Topics: Wellness