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OCTOBER 2011
How to Calculate the Number of Calories You Actually Need Each Day
There are a lot of numbers you need to know when it comes to maintaining good health – your cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar level top the list. But, when it comes to your weight, there is only one number you need to know - the number of calories you need to consume per day to achieve or maintain a goal weight. Dr. Johnny Weeks, a Roper St. Francis Physician Partner, discusses.
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Urgent Care vs. Emergency Care
Unfortunately, we don’t always get sick or sustain an injury between the hours of nine-to-five. Dr. Jennifer Nelson, a Roper St. Francis Physician Partner, explains the after-hours medical care options available.
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New Guidelines Call for Yearly Mammograms for 40-Somethings
Confused about when to begin mammography screening or how often to get it? The nation’s largest group of obstetricians and gynecologists released new guidelines recommending earlier and more frequent screening for women. Learn why the guidelines were issued.
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Stay Up-to-Date with Car Seat Guidelines
It was once a rite of passage. On a child’s first birthday, mom or dad would turn the car seat around to face forward. But child-safety experts at the American Academy of Pediatrics now recommend children remain facing backward until they reach age 2 or the height and weight limit for their seat. Learn why the switch was made and other tips for safe car seat use.
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Recipe of the Month

Recipe ImageYou want to eat healthier, but you love those good ole recipes passed down from generation to generation. From appetizers to desserts to good nutritional tips, each month a yummy recipe will be featured as our 'Recipe of the Month'. Each recipe has been modified for healthier eating and living.
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Happenings
Berkeley Women’s Health Expo
Today, women are busy! That’s why we are hosting our 2nd annual Women’s Expo with all that you need to know to enhance your health in one great location in Moncks Corner, Roper Hospital - Berkeley. Mini-makeovers, bra fittings, Q&A sessions with our doctors, vendors….plus much more. Thursday, October 27, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Roper Hospital - Berkeley, 730 Stoney Landing Road, Moncks Corner. For more information,
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Trot for Tots
Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital presents the 2nd Annual Trot for Tots 5K Run / Walk. All proceeds from the run will go to provide car seats for infants in need. This year's event will feature a Halloween custome contest for children, face painting and other children's activities. So come out and enjoy the fun on Saturday, October 29, 2011. Prizes will be given to the best costume.
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Proud sponsor Susan G. Lomen Race for the Cure Low Country

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