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Millie Schumpert, MD
(336) 268-1984
315 15th Ave S
Surfside Beach, SC
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1963

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Mark H Schecker
(843) 293-0093
3516 Caduceus Dr
Myrtle Beach, SC
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Mark H Schecker, MD
(843) 293-0093
9653 Ocean Hwy
Pawleys Island, SC
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1984

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Bruce Devon Ball
(843) 881-2030
180 Wingo Way
Mt Pleasant, SC
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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William Thos Butler, MD
(713) 798-4846
166 Stoneridge Dr
Columbia, SC
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1958

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Stephen Alan Imbeau, MD
(843) 293-5000
5046 Highway 17 Byp S Ste 105
Myrtle Beach, SC
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
English, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Carolinas Hosp System -East, Florence, Sc; Mc Leod Reg Medctr, Florence, Sc
Group Practice: Allergy Asthma Sinus Ctr

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Dr.Mark Schecker
(843) 293-0093
3516 Caduceus Drive
Myrtle Beach, SC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1984
Speciality
Allergist / Immunologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Dr.Bruce Ball
(843) 881-2030
180 Wingo Way # 102
Mount Pleasant, SC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1981
Speciality
Allergist / Immunologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Curtis Allen Bruce, MD
(864) 627-3800
1202 E Butler Rd
Greenville, SC
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1969

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Kenneth Allen Brown, MD
(843) 525-6622
1231 Ribaut Rd
Beaufort, SC
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Allergy
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Beaufort Mem Hosp, Beaufort, Sc; Hilton Head Hosp, Hilton Head, Sc
Group Practice: Beaufort Ear Nose Throat Assoc

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Fight Fire with Food

Fight Fire with Food

Chronic inflammation causes no outward symptoms such as swelling or pain.
Instead, it creates an insidious slow burn that can set the stage for heart disease and
other health disasters. The good news is that watching what you eat and adopting
an anti-inflammatory supplementation program may help cool this hidden flame—
before it seriously singes your well-being.

by Lisa James

November 2008

When Shauna first showed up at her practitioner’s office, she was in sorry shape: 55 pounds overweight, exhausted, depressed. Her troubles had begun six years earlier, when she starting taking artificial hormones to fight menopausal hot flashes and wound up on blood pressure medication to deal with the hormone’s side effects.

Her practitioner ordered blood tests and was shocked by the results for an inflammation marker called C-reactive protein (CRP). Anything over 3.0 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) would be considered high—and Shauna’s level was 22.0. Meta­bolically, Shauna was on fire.

Two years later, Shauna’s blood pressure is normal and her CRP is 1.8 mg/dL. She’s managed to lose those 55 extra pounds. What’s more, “she looks ten years younger,” says Mark Hyman, MD, Shauna’s practitioner and the author of UltraMetabolism: The Simple Plan for Automatic Weight Loss (Atria Books). “The importance of finding the source of, and treating, inflammation cannot be overstated.”

Finding inflammation may not be easy, since low levels may produce no symptoms. Or, as in Shauna’s case, a person may feel miserable—and never suspect inflammation as a possible culprit.

Internal Arsonists
Turn an ankle and your immune system creates pain, heat and swelling to keep you from moving it. This reaction, called acute inflammation, shuts itself off after the crisis passes. The problem starts when the immune system is always irritated, like someone swatting repeatedly at a persistent mosqu­ito. This results in a similar reaction that causes low-level chronic inflammation, which affects the entire body.

One cause of chronic inflammation can be found in what’s called toxic overload. “We’re so bombarded with toxins from an early age—heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides,” says Jessica Black, ND, co-founder of A Family Healing Center in Portland, Oregon and author of The Anti-Inflammation Diet and Recipe Book (Hunter House). “It sets off an imbalance in the immune system.”

Inflammation and Arthritis

While low-level inflammation often creates no symptoms, the same cannot be said of osteoarthritis (OA), which is present in just about everyone over age 60. Joint inflammation causes cartilage damage that in turn may lead to pain and stiffness, especially in the morning—think of the “morning shuffle” that can make getting out of bed an adventure. The damage accumulates as time goes on, which can result in diminished range of motion, swelling and even deformity.

Adopting an anti-inflammatory diet is the first ...

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