Research shows the benefits far outweigh the risks
In recent years, parents have heard conflicting and confusing stories about the potential risks of vaccines. But physicians at three respected Lowcountry pediatric practices — Seaside Pediatrics, Beaufort Pediatrics and Palmetto Pediatrics of the Low Country — see no conflict. They share the same view: Immunizations save lives. All three practices follow the recommended schedule from the Centers for Disease Control.
Dr. Francis Rushton of Beaufort Pediatrics and Dr. Annette Thomas of Palmetto Pediatrics offered their expert opinions on the benefits of immunizing children.
Special to Monthly By Dr. Kenneth Kowalyk
For many years, dentists have suspected a relationship between good dental hygiene and the arterial system of the body.
Gum disease results from plaque and tartar build-up, which contain toxins. These toxins lead to inflamed gum tissue and bleeding. Accordingly, the toxins from the plaque have direct access into the bloodstream. The theory is these toxins can then cause inflammation of the blood vessels and ultimately hardening of the arteries.
Special to Monthly By Dr. Laura Rosenbaum-Bloom
Depression affects about 1 out of five women and 1 out of ten men. It is very difficult to tell when you are suffering from a clinical depression or just suffering from a few difficult days. If you feel like your life is difficult to manage and getting out of control, maybe it is time to begin to ask why.
Spring in the Lowcountry is marked by the excitement of The Verizon Heritage, magnolia blossoms, indigo buntings, and the dread of washing pollen from everything. The yellow dust that falls from the sky in South Carolina’s spring coats everything from windowsills and sails to nasal passages and windpipes.
Special to Monthly by Weniger Plastic Surgery
Breast Cancer gets a lot of attention, as it should. It is the most common non-skin cancer, and is the second leading cause of cancer death. It is the leading overall cause of death for women ages 40-55. One in 8 women in the US will develop breast cancer in their lifetimes.
You know the score from your favorite team’s last game, may or may not want to remember the score of your most recent golf game, and are trying to lower your cholesterol score. But do you know your cardiac calcium score? Based on a scale of 0 to over 400, your cardiac calcium score can help predict if you are at a higher risk of a heart attack or other problems before you have any symptoms.