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Cross Island Medical Center, Primary Care Physicians

Cross Island Medical Center offers Primary Health Care Services, as well as Urgent Care Services in Hilton Head Island, SC.

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Phone: 843-681-8260
Fax: 843-342-6210

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19 Moss Creek Village, Suite D
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

 
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X-Rays

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Have an Accident and need an X-ray? Come on in! Walk-ins Welcome!

Cross Island Medical Center offers Primary Health Care Services, as well as Urgent Care Services in Hilton Head Island, SC.

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Phone: 843-681-8260
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19 Moss Creek Village, Suite D
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

 
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Health Screening

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Cross Island Medical Center offers Health Screening and Prevention Services, as well as Urgent Care Services.

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Phone: 843-681-8260
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19 Moss Creek Village, Suite D
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

 
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Heart Health

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We support Heart Health

Cross Island Medical Center offers Primary Health Care Services, as well as Urgent Care Services in Hilton Head Island, SC.

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Phone: 843-681-8260
Fax: 843-342-6210

Get Directions to the Cross Island Medical Center, Hilton Head:

19 Moss Creek Village, Suite D
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

 
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Sinus Issues – Help

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Sinus Issues? We Can Help!

Cross Island Medical Center offers Primary Health Care Services, as well as Urgent Care Services in Hilton Head Island, SC.

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Phone: 843-681-8260
Fax: 843-342-6210

Get Directions to the Cross Island Medical Center, Hilton Head:

19 Moss Creek Village, Suite D
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

 
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The Truth About Eggs

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Upon awakening this morning, the obvious answer to the question “what’s for breakfast?” was eggs. You see, we like eggs and tend to eat a lot of them. We mean, who doesn’t love a good omelet, right?

Now, we’re sure you’ve heard a time or two before that you should be mindful of consuming too many eggs as their cholesterol content is rather high.

I’ve even heard the recommendation that eggs should only be eaten once per week to avoid cholesterol issues. If that’s the case, I’m probably due to die rather soon.

Fortunately, it’s not.

You see, for years we have been told that cholesterol intake should be kept to a bare minimum as doing so will help to decrease blood cholesterol levels and promote overall health, and although the theory of lowering dietary cholesterol intake to lower internal cholesterol makes logical sense, the theory doesn’t quite pan out, as our bodies are, generally, more complex creatures than our logical minds give them credit for.

Fact is, when dietary intake of cholesterol is decreased, the liver compensates by producing more cholesterol, leaving total cholesterol levels relatively unchanged. In the same way, if cholesterol consumption is increased, the liver produces less cholesterol, and again, total cholesterol values will not be substantially altered.

Now that’s not to say that we should go hog wild with our intake of cholesterol, but it does mean that one can expect cholesterol levels to remain relatively stable over a wide range of dietary intakes.

Given this information, you may be wondering why the body would ever produce more cholesterol if cholesterol is so “bad”, and that’s a good question.

The truth is, cholesterol actually acts as an antioxidant against dangerous free radicals within the blood and is also necessary for the production of certain hormones that help to fight against heart disease.

When there are high levels of undesirable substances in the blood (caused by the dietary intake of damaged fats, highly processed “unhealthy” foods, and large quantities of sugars), cholesterol levels rise in order to combat these substances.

Blaming heart disease on high cholesterol is like blaming infection on high levels of antibodies (special proteins produced by the body in order to defend against foreign bacteria and infectious agents). If the body allowed cholesterol to fall in the presence of large amounts of free radicals, our risk for heart disease would increase, not decrease, and fortunately our bodies won’t let that happen.

So, the answer to decreasing blood cholesterol levels is not avoiding omelets and not necessarily decreasing dietary cholesterol intake, but rather improving ones diet overall by eating healthier in general and avoiding the other harmful types of foods mentioned.

Combine that with increased physical activity and both you and your cholesterol levels will be in even better shape.

Now if there’s one food you should be avoiding, it’s THIS one:

At the link below, we’re going to let the cat out of the bag on what is undoubtedly the #1 WORST carb EVER, and how the money-hungry food industry is conspiring to sneak this nightmare carb into just about everything.

In the end, this extremely common carb wreaks havoc on your fat-storing hormones in a MAJOR way, and has even been shown to hamper memory, slow brain activity, and increase your risk of Alzheimer’s.

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Phone: 843-681-8260
Fax: 843-342-6210

Get Directions to the Cross Island Medical Center, Hilton Head:

19 Moss Creek Village, Suite D
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

Pediatrics

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Child Health Care, Pediatrics, Hilton Head Come on in!

Walk-ins Welcome!

Cross Island Medical Center offers Primary Health Care Services, as well as Urgent Care Services in Hilton Head Island, SC.

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Phone: 843-681-8260
Fax: 843-342-6210

Get Directions to the Cross Island Medical Center, Hilton Head:

19 Moss Creek Village, Suite D
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

 
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Compassionate Urgent Care

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Compassionate Urgent Care, Family Health Care, Hilton Head Come on in! Walk-ins Welcome!

Since you never can predict what obstacles may be thrown your way, it is imperative that you have Hilton Head doctors that you can trust to take care of you and get you back on track. When it comes to emergency medical treatment, you can rest assured that we will work hard to help you get better.

Our doctors in Hilton Head SC have been working to provide care for people just like you since 1998. Our staff understands the importance of providing you with quality medical care. We work hard to deliver a level of service and professionalism that is unsurpassed.

As a full lab facility, you can remain confident in our abilities to provide you with a wide variety of services. Our staff is extremely friendly and professional, so you can feel confident that you are going to be cared for properly.

For those who are here on vacation, we offer urgent care in Hilton Head to help you while you are away from home. Give us a call or stop in to see what we can do for your ailments.

Urgent Care Health Services:

Cross Island Medical Center offers Primary Health Care Services, as well as Urgent Care Services in Hilton Head Island, SC.

Please contact us today for more information about any of our health care services.

Phone: 843-681-8260
Fax: 843-342-6210

Get Directions to the Cross Island Medical Center, Hilton Head:

19 Moss Creek Village, Suite D
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

 
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Affordable Health Care

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Affordable Health Care, Urgent Health Care, Family Health Care, Hilton Head Come on in! Walk-ins Welcome!

Cross Island Medical Center offers Primary Health Care Services, as well as Urgent Care Services in Hilton Head Island, SC.

Contact Cross Island Medical Center Today!

Phone: 843-681-8260
Fax: 843-342-6210

Get Directions to the Cross Island Medical Center, Hilton Head:

19 Moss Creek Village, Suite D
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

 
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The 4 BEST foods to eat before bed

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The 4 Best Foods to Eat Before Bed

Eating before bed is a big-time “no no” for those looking to lose weight. You’ve probably even heard that eating late at night will undoubtedly cause you to GAIN weight…

Well, there’s good news, and that good news is that not every food that you eat past 7PM will be automatically deposited to your butt, thighs, and love handles.

In fact, there are certain foods that you can eat as a late-night snack that can actually INCREASE your fatloss results! The key is knowing which foods to eat, and which to avoid, as the evening progresses.

Here’s a good rule of thumb:

Avoid carbs before bed in favor of slow-digesting high-quality protein.

Carbohydrate consumption causes significant rise in the storage hormone insulin, which also puts the breaks on fat-burning. That’s a recipe for disaster in the late evening hours as your metabolism is winding down, but fortunately, slow-digesting protein isn’t.

Instead, slow digesting proteins provide your body with a steady flow of amino acids throughout the night to help you recover from exercise and maintain your calorie-burning lean muscle as you lose fat.

Here are some pre-bedtime choices:

White Meat Animal Protein (not red meat or fish):

White meat protein sources such as chicken and turkey are great pre-bed meal choices because they digest slowly and have a very low insulin release. These sources also promote the release of another hormone, glucagon, that assists the body with breaking down stored carbs and fat within your body to be burned for energy…a double win! Red meat and fish have a significantly higher insulin response so they’re best to avoid in the evening.

Cottage Cheese:

Cottage cheese is very slow digesting and coats the stomach to be assimilated by the body over many hours. As a protein, it also stimulates glucagon release; a solid pre-bedtime choice. Just make sure you’re using plain cottage cheese, not the flavored varieties with added sugars.

Green Vegetables:

While these aren’t considered a protein, they contain virtually no calories, are high in fiber, and they’re very filling. If you get a late night craving try eating a big bowl of green veggies to completely kill your cravings…a diet savior!

Slow-digesting, Low-carb Protein Shake:

We recommend a slow-digesting protein shake before bed literally every day. As a bed time ritual, it’s a great, tasty way to end the day. After all, who doesn’t love dessert before bed? :) Try blending the shake with almond butter to get some healthy fats in there, and you’ll love this tasty bedtime treat!

Cross Island Medical Center offers Primary Health Care Services, as well as Urgent Care Services in Hilton Head Island, SC.

Contact Cross Island Medical Center Today!

Phone: 843-681-8260
Fax: 843-342-6210

Get Directions to the Cross Island Medical Center, Hilton Head:

19 Moss Creek Village, Suite D
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

 
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