By Alan Green and Sean Ellison

For all of us, understanding and being knowledgeable of the environment we live in allows us to enjoy the beauty while being respectful of the dangers. There is nothing more representative of this statement than the sago palm, a common and ubiquitous member of our surroundings in the Lowcountry. It is an honor this month to introduce Dr. Sean Ellison. Dr. Ellison is an important member of the CVRC Emergency and Critical Care team. He provides us important information about sago palm toxicity.

By Alan Green and Sophie Jesty

There are many diseases that we have successfully created effective prevention for. One of the more devastating and common diseases, especially here in the Lowcountry is heartworm disease. This month, our esteemed colleague, CVRC board certified cardiologist Dr. Sophie Jesty, describes the disease, its transmission and methods of prevention.

y Alan Green and Lisa Olsen

No matter where we live, it is important to understand the potential risks of that environment. As more and more people inhabit the Lowcountry, we must be aware of these risks to us and our pets. This month’s guest contributor is Dr. Lisa Olsen. Dr. Olsen is one of CVRC’s critical care specialists. Her topic is important to both pet owners and pets. Snakebites are extremely common. At CVRC we saw approximately 150 such incidents in 2016. Dr. Olsen does a great job at explaining this important and interesting subject. 


By Alan Green and Rachel Seibert

This month’s case presentation is an example of why thorough and collaborative medical input is so important for successful outcomes. This month’s specialist contributor is Dr. Rachel Seibert. Dr. Seibert is one of CVRCs esteemed board certified surgical specialists. Along with Dr. Sophie Jesty, our board certified cardiologist, you will see how collaboration and expertise allowed this patient to have the best of medical outcomes, in spite of a very complicated and unusual presentation.

By Joe Elmore

This month, Audubon South Carolina, alongside Charleston Animal Society, launches its “Let ‘em Rest, Let ‘em Nest” campaign to educate South Carolina residents and visitors about the fragility and wonder of coastal birds. The campaign is designed to teach the importance of reducing human disturbance to popular beaches and coasts on which declining shorebird species depend.

Mercury newspapers can be found at the following locations:


Buxton Books

Caviar & Bananas

The Meeting Street Inn (Rack)

Clair's Service Station, Folly Rd. (Rack)

Harris Teeter, Houston-Northcutt Blvd. (Rack)

Mt. Pleasant Library, Mathis Ferry Rd. (Rack)

Pitt St. Pharmacy

The Square Onion, I'On (Rack)