One of the first considerations consumers have about LASIK or laser vision correction surgery is the cost. The average cost of LASIK surgery performed in the United States is $2,088 per eye, according to All About Vision. The actual price you pay depends on many factors, including the experience and reputation of your surgeon and the type of technology used for your procedure.
With hurricane season upon us, you must ask yourself whether your house – and your family – is protected.
The point of entry for much of the storm-related damage we see in coastal South Carolina is the windows and doors. But there are simple and relatively inexpensive protections you can invest in, and the state will help you do it.
Tidelands Community Hospice, your community’s non-profit hospice, has been providing care in Georgetown, Horry and Williamsburg Counties for more than 30 years. Yet, on a daily basis, we are asked questions about hospice. We understand it can be difficult to determine myth from fact about something that one has never experienced and cannot see or touch.
Parents to-be do a lot of planning for their new baby. They pick out the safest crib and car seat, decorate the nursery and take classes on breastfeeding and infant CPR. But many parents wish they’d done a little more pre-conception planning because there are plenty of questions that need answered before the baby bump.
At Tidelands Community Hospice, one of the most common statements we hear is, “We wish we had chosen your services earlier.” Some wait to choose hospice care because they do not understand the care and services provided. Others will say opting for hospice care is “giving up hope,” “the last resort,” or “it’s the end.”
Hiring the wrong contractor to handle your exterior remodeling – whether sunroom, screen room, patio addition, pool enclosure, hurricane protection or awnings – can lead to a miserable experience and cost thousands of dollars to fix. That’s why it’s so important to choose a contractor who’s trustworthy, delivers on their promises and does quality work on time.
There are few places richer in culture and charm than the South Carolina Lowcountry. From gardens and wildlife to historic landmarks and sculptures, this region along the state’s coast is as educational as it is inspiring. To make the most out of a trip to the Lowcountry, Brookgreen Gardens is a must.
World travel is mind-expanding and inspiring. It can also be a logistical nightmare when it takes you from one country to another with multiple stops along the way. How many times have you made your own plans only to discover that other travelers had better experiences with fewer hassles and got better deals?
Next time you’re at the community pool or just strolling around the community, look around at your neighbors. Do you think any of them might like to travel as much as you do? Suppose you could gather a group of neighbors to travel together, save significant amounts of money, and enjoy a host of benefits. […]
You’ve worked hard your whole life and now you would like to travel in style to destinations around the world. You might like a cruise, or an all-in-one resort, or some other travel adventure. Maybe you’re not sure exactly what would excite you, or you’re not sure how and where to start. Have we got […]
It’s no secret that purchasing a home is a big decision. It will be where you potentially raise a family, retire or just seek solace on vacation. Whatever your reason for thinking about a new house, consider this: buying into a gated community. Luxurious amenities like tennis courts and pools make these spaces feel more […]
Residents of the Grand Strand know just how special this area is. Temperate weather year-round, friendly faces wherever you go, and a lower cost of living is driving thousands south every year. But with so many places to choose from, how do you pick the optimal spot to settle down? Well, throw on some sandals […]
Nowadays, everything seems to have a national holiday. Whether its national ice cream day or national periodic table day, even the most mundane objects have their moment in the spotlight.So why don’t we focus just as much on our own health? For years, Coastal Hearing has celebrated May as “Better Hearing and Speech Month” to […]
Between jobs and homework, after-school activities and volunteer commitments, it can be tough to carve out quality family time. The trick is finding something everyone enjoys, so everyone can be together and engaged in a fun activity. Golf is the perfect choice for some outdoor family fun. Here are great 4 reasons to consider […]
At first pass, the game of golf may seem like the least demanding of any sport. But don’t be fooled. Golfers get a true boost physically, mentally and emotionally after a few rounds on the course. Maybe that’s why nearly 25 million people picked up their golf clubs in 2014, according to the National Golf […]
Hearing aid technology has improved significantly over the past few years, helping millions of people with hearing loss live better lives. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) approximately 28.8 million U.S. adults could benefit from using hearing aids.
Aging of the face is a natural occurrence, which can be exacerbated due to genetics, sun exposure and tobacco use. As we age, the skin and soft tissues of the face lose volume and loosen causing wrinkles, redundant skin, jowl formation, sagging skin under the chin, and vertical folds along the front of the neck. Forehead lines and crows feet around the eyes may also appear and deepen over time.
Hospice volunteers provide companionship to people living with a serious illness and help their family caregivers in a variety of ways. Hospices also rely on volunteers to help with office work, fund raising, community outreach and other operational areas, but simply being there for someone is the greatest gift of all.