The Center for Health Disparities Research at the Medical University of South Carolina is focused on eliminating racial/ethnic, socioeconomic and rural/urban disparities in health.
through excellence in all phases of our work and continually improving our programs and practices based on new knowledge.
to communities through development of health interventions that are effective and practical in the real world.
To live well, it is best to stay healthy.
That is not always easy. We do not have complete control over our health. And some people get medical care more easily than others. But there are things we can do for ourselves and those around us to help prevent problems.
We can stay active and move. We can watch what we eat and drink. And we can stay away from bad habits like using tobacco. It is also good to see a doctor at least once a year for a check-up and have tests done that can find problems early.
When problems come up, your doctor and other health providers can guide you on what to do. It is best when you work together like a team.
It is also good for you to learn about health threats like diabetes, cancer, heart problems, mental health and stroke. The more you learn the more power you have to help yourself and the people you love.