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

Healthy Habits, Healthy Kids

Posted by Living Well Team on Sep 22, 2016 3:57:26 PM

It’s hardly news that millions of American kids are at an unhealthy weight. Childhood obesity has more than doubled in the past 30 years, and more than one-third of children are overweight or obese.

But that doesn’t mean it’s time to throw in the towel. “When you establish a base of healthy habits at home, you’re setting a critical tone for your family.” says Sally Kuzemchak, a registered dietitian and the author of Cooking Light Dinnertime Survival Guide. “No matter what your children may be exposed to outside of your family, they’ll still circle back to what’s familiar to them.”

Start with this five-step plan.

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Topics: Pediatrics

August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month

Posted by Women's Health Team on Aug 17, 2016 5:25:15 PM

August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month. Millions of new mothers choose to breast-feed, and with good reason. Babies who are breastfed have a lower risk of developing asthma, allergies, ear infections, diarrhea and respiratory illnesses. Started by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this campaign aims to promote breast-feeding for the first six months of your newborn’s life.

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Topics: Pediatrics, Women’s Health

Bringing Home Baby: Tips for the Whole Family

Posted by Women's Health Team on May 18, 2016 10:13:03 AM

Bringing a new baby into your life is an experience that is as magical as it is stressful. You’ve read the baby books, taken the parenting classes and bought all the essential gear. But now that you’ve brought your little bundle of joy home from the hospital, you feel totally unprepared.

Whether you’re a new mom, dad or grandparent, you’re probably wondering, what do I do now?

Have no fear. We have some advice that should keep you (and the rest of your family) sane in those first few weeks with your new addition.

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Topics: Pediatrics, Women’s Health

Body After Baby

Posted by Women's Health Team on Mar 28, 2016 11:29:40 AM

Bringing a new baby into the world is a beautiful and exciting adventure. Your life will be forever changed by the rewarding experience of motherhood, but that doesn’t mean your body has to be. We’ve all seen how celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Heidi Klum and Kim Kardashian have bounced back after childbirth, but how can a normal person get back to her pre-pregnancy physique and still be healthy?

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Topics: Pediatrics, Women’s Health

How Will You Feed Your New Baby?

Posted by Children’s Health Team on Mar 3, 2016 4:26:21 PM

Bringing a new baby into the world comes with many questions. What name will you choose? How will you decorate the nursery? Which car seat is the safest?

How will you feed your new baby?

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Topics: Pediatrics, Women’s Health