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5 tests you can get without a doctor’s visit
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Whether looking for peace of mind or help making informed health decisions, Labcorp OnDemand’s quick + convenient tests make it easier than ever to get the answers you need. | Photo provided by Labcorp
Tired of feeling tired? Wondering if you have a hormonal imbalance? Curious if your diet is working for (or against) you? Get quick answers to your pressing health questions with Labcorp OnDemand, offering access to the same tests your doctor orders — but without the doctor’s visit.

With 50+ health tests available — ranging from overall wellness and heart health to fertility and diabetes (and more) — the consumer-direct solution helps you make proactive health decisions with both at-home and in-person testing options. All you do is:
  1. Purchase a lab test online
  2. Provide a test sample either at home or at one of Labcorp’s 2000+ locations
  3. Access results in your Patient Account
All tests offer quick, accurate results + affordable, transparent pricing. Ready to get started? Here are five tests you can order today:

Annual Wellness

Take an Annual Wellness test and get individualized results with a Women’s Health Test or Men’s Health Test — offering a comprehensive assessment of your overall health and alerts to common concerns like diabetes, heart disease, hormone levels + more.

Colorectal Cancer Screening

All people 45+ at average risk should get screened for colon cancer, and the ColoFIT Colon Cancer Home Collection Test offers a way to do so — by testing for hidden blood in stool (a potential indicator of colon cancer) — without leaving home.

Hormone Health

Optimize your hormonal health or discover if you have imbalances with a hormone health test that measures estradiol, progesterone, testosterone and more.

Nutritional Health

Feeling sluggish? Find out if you’re low in key vitamins and minerals with a Micronutrient Test — measuring the levels of six essential micronutrients in your blood (like vitamin D, folate, magnesium + more).

Seasonal Allergies

Achoo. See what’s triggering your seasonal or year-round respiratory allergies + sniffles with an Indoor & Outdoor Allergy Test that measures your body’s immune response to common environmental allergens, like pollen, mold, pet and animal dander, dust mites, grasses, and more.

Bonus: CHStoday readers get $10 off most tests with code 6AMCITY.
What area of your health are you most curious about?

A. Overall wellness
B. Nutritional health
C. Hormone health
D. Cholesterol or heart health
E. Immune health
F. Seasonal Allergies
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Wednesday, May 8
  • Upscale Consignment Sale for Women & Teens: VIP Pre-sale | Wednesday, May 8 | 6-9 p.m. | Striped Pig Distillery, 2225 Old School Rd., Ste. A, North Charleston | $20 | Join the pre-sale to start a four-day shopping spree — admission is free Thursday through Sunday.
  • Western Night | Wednesday, May 8 | 6-10 p.m. | The Watch Rooftop, 75 Wentworth St., Charleston | Free | Round up your friends for a night of rodeo-style line dancing, a live DJ, and themed cocktail specials.
Thursday, May 9
  • Toddler Goat Yoga | Thursday, May 9 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Flowertown Charm, 225 Stallsville Rd., Summerville | $25 | Goats roam, cuddle, and play, while your toddler explores kid-friendly yoga poses.
  • Fins and Froth | Thursday, May 9 | 4-6 p.m. | Holy City Brewing, 1021 Aragon Ave., North Charleston | $40 | Whether you’re a seasoned angler or a newcomer, learn and connect with fellow fly-fishing enthusiasts.
  • Mother’s Day Candle Making | Thursday, May 9 | 6-7 p.m. | Charleston Candle Co., 218 Saint Philip St., Charleston | $55 | Grab your mom or the mom figure in your life and join this class for a fun evening of candle-making.
Friday, May 10
  • Introduction to bookbinding | Friday, May 10 | 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | The Charleston Library Society, 164 King St., Charleston | $275-$325 | Learn the art of hand bookbinding and walk away with your very own journal.
  • Sounds on the Square Concert | Friday, May 10 | 7-9 p.m. | Hutchinson Square, 102 S. Main St., Summerville | Free | Join the Town of Summerville for this concert series + enjoy The Smalls Experience.
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This scholarship awards up to $40,000 for college expenses
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There’s still time to apply for the 2024-25 school year: Send in your application and the Scholarship will inform you if you qualify in two weeks. | Photo provided by Meeting Street Scholarship Fund
Did you know? The cost of tuition at public universities increased by more than 30% over the past two decades, according to U.S. News.

If you’re worried about the rising costs of college, check out the Meeting Street Scholarship Fund. It’s designed to support top-performing students facing financial hurdles, with scholarships of up to $40,000 available to every single qualifying student.

To qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Reside in an eligible county
  2. Graduate from a public high school (charter schools included)
  3. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and receive a Pell Grant
  4. Earn a SC LIFE or Palmetto Fellows Scholarship
  5. Plan to attend one of the 17 eligible South Carolina colleges
The Scholarship Fund recently published its first-ever College Report to help high school students make more informed decisions about their future. This comprehensive guide features the Scholarship’s 17 eligible colleges and provides information such as costs, graduation rates, and more.
News Notes
  • Safety is top of mind for city leaders. Yesterday afternoon, Mayor Cogswell and Police Chief Walker announced plans for additional checkpoints to stop impaired drivers. This is the newest addition to the King Street Safety Initiative. The plan was developed with business owners, state police, and the city’s police and fire departments. (WCSC)
  • Town leaders and longshoremen discussed the possibility of building a cruise terminal in Mount Pleasant. At the end of this year, ships will no longer be allowed to dock at the port downtown. Currently, state law prohibits cargo or passenger-related vessels from using Patriots Point. See why some support the move while others oppose it. (WCBD)
  • State officials plan to temporarily close Deveaux Bank, near Seabrook Island during nesting season. This is an area where pelicans, whimbrels, and other coastal birds flock. Conservation groups say the area is fragile and human activity in the area would disrupt the bird sanctuary. (The Post and Courier)
  • Last night, Charleston County officials met to discuss the results of recent traffic studies and ways to improve the Highway 78 corridor. If you were not able to attend, you can still share your thoughts and ideas with the team. (WCIV)
  • Calling all bibliophiles. Mark your calendar for Tuesday, June 4, for a reading party at babas on meeting. Inspired by Reading Rhythms, this event aims to make it easy for people to gather, connect, and read socially. Tickets are on sale now.
  • The International African American Museum elected Grady L. Crosby as its new board chair. Crosby says, “I look forward to building upon the foundation created by so many in this community who envisioned the success of this project.” (Holy City Sinner)
  • Yesterday, we celebrated some local educators for Teacher Appreciation Week. But did you know it’s also National Nurses Week? So, we’d like to give a huge shout-out to all the nurses and nursing students in the Holy City. Thanks for all that you do.
  • Dr. Juliette Walker was named the Woman of the Year and honored for supporting Make-A-Wish SC. The Lowcountry W.I.S.H. Society’s collective efforts have ensured at least 14 Lowcountry children’s wishes will be granted. In SC, ~400 children are waiting for a wish, and 70 live in the Lowcountry.
  • $40,000. That’s how much the Charleston Parks Conservancy raised at its Picnic for the Park fundraiser on Sunday, April 28. The funds will support ongoing efforts in creating horticulture and programming in 24 public parks in the Charleston area.
  • It’s turtle time. A team that tracks sea turtle nests has found Kiawah Island’s first of the year. The team says they found loggerhead turtle eggs ~26 miles south of downtown. Loggerhead, green, leatherbacks, and Kemp’s ridleys are the four sea turtle species found in SC. (WCSC)
  • Purple Carrot delivers plant-based meals right to your door. This month’s chef-prepared meal kits are spring-themed + filled with seasonal ingredients (think: Super Greens Fried Rice with Peanut Drizzle).*
🗺️ Tap into history
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Explore Charleston on your own time and create a personalized walking tour with things that interest you. | Screenshot from
Ditch the old-school maps, pamphlets, and textbooks. There’s a new way to get your history on the go.

The Preservation Society of Charleston has launched an interactive Historic Marker Map. To find a building’s history, all you have to do is search by property name, street address, or keywords to unlock a new tidbit of Holy City history.

There are ~150 markers and counting. Each marker offers quick facts, photographs, stories, research, and archival resources to explore. If you can’t find what you’re looking for or want to suggest where a marker should be added, you can share your ideas for new marker locations by filling out an application.

May is Preservation Month, so it’s the perfect time to check out the new map. Pro tip: This could be a fun free way to explore the city and learn something new while you’re at it.
The Buy
Sunglasses under $100, because we’re heading into the brightest months of the year (yay). We like these tortoiseshell Ray-Bans or this cat-eye Jimmy Choo pair.
The Wrap
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Summer is OTW. Don’t believe me? Just look at today’s projected high temperature + if you own a black car like me... go ahead and add another 10 degrees to that “feels like temperature.”
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