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9:21 am on Wednesday September 24, 2014

South Carolina launches first-ever statewide obesity action plan

South Carolina is the tenth most obese state in the nation, and believe it or not, this is actually an improvement from seventh, but state leaders aren't satisfied. The Department of Health and Environmental Control, the Department of Agriculture,...
10:19 pm on Sunday June 3, 2012

Notes on Quotes-Edgar Allan Poe on Sweating It Out!

By Gordon Mercer and Marcia Gaines Mercer         “The best things in life make you sweaty.”  Edgar Allan Poe, 1809-1849    Author and poet, Edgar Allan Poe, was stationed in the U. S. Army at Fort Moultrie on Sullivan’s Island under the name of...
7:20 am on Friday April 6, 2012

Slim Down the South Celebrity Challenge

August 4, 2012 The Joe Riley Park 7:05 pm Tickets Various Prices 843-724-9267 or info@louieskids.org   The Slim Down the South Celebrity Softball Challenge is an amazing 'Field of Dreams' day at the ballpark and a softball game between celebrity...
7:17 am on Friday April 6, 2012

4th Annual Big Chef Little Chef Challenge

June 14, 2012 Lighthouse on the Creek 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Tickets = $50/$65 day-of 843-724-9267 or info@louieskids.org for information   Join Louie’s Kids for the fourth Big Chef Little Chef Challenge as we pair Charleston's finest "Big Chefs' with...
5:51 am on Tuesday March 27, 2012

New initiative challenges Charleston to 'Lighten Up' and lose 100,000 pounds

Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr., committee Co-Chairmen Dr. Marcus Newberry and Dr. Patrick O’Neil and members of the community steering committee are challenging the Charleston community to lose a combined 100,000 pounds in an effort to fight obesity....
12:50 am on Wednesday November 30, 2011

Two years after 326-pound boy taken from parents, a lawsuit

Image by Flickr user puuikibeach A 9-year-old boy was separated from his North Charleston parents in 2009 for being 326 pounds.  Now the family is back together and in court after the boy was allegedly abused while in foster care; I'll point you to...
8:25 am on Tuesday September 20, 2011

South Carolina one of the fattest in the union

According to the Trust for America's Health, Americans are getting bigger and bigger and South Carolina is one of top ten fattest states.  Growing by 1% over last year's numbers, South Carolina is ranks eighth in terms of the fattest states in the...
5:53 am on Friday August 13, 2010

State approves $2.4M pilot program for bariatric surgeries

Image by Flickr user videoplacebo is notState lawmakers have decided to use $2.4 million to pay for a pilot program that will provide gastric bypass and Lap-Band surgery for 100 of the state's heaviest employees. According to Senate President Pro...
2:00 am on Saturday July 4, 2009

That's right folks, we live in the fifth-fattest state

Image by Flickr user PeterForretImage by 20090703-obesity.jpg Thirty percent of South Carolina's residents are obese, that makes us in the fifth-fattest state in the United States according to a new study by two public health organizations. After I'...
10:46 am on Sunday June 14, 2009

MUSC study finds only 8% practice healthy habits

Image by Flickr user Marshall Astor - Food Pornographer Image by 20090614-burger.jpg Yes, we'd like to think posting this image just made Charleston get a little fatter. A new study conducted by MUSC found that only 8% people follow major healthy...

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