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A Look Into Weight Loss Surgery

Self-proclaimed “fat girl” Charlene Hinson has beaten the battle of obesity.A Look Into Weight Loss SurgeryCharlene Hinson’s struggle with weight began when she was 9. The 58-year-old Tallahassee esthetician said that was her age when she went on her first…

Teaming-Up to Lose

These women called for backup to beat their weight problems.Teaming-Up to LosePetika Tave was 23 years old when she got her wake-up call. She had just graduated from Florida A&M University and watched a video of herself accepting the diploma…

Through Thick & Thin

Resolved to lose weight in 2007? Tallahassee Magazine wants to help you, with a 26-page special health section on obesity. We examine all angles – from weight loss strategies to understanding the latest surgeries available to helping kids eat smart.Take…

Childhood Obesity

Growing up fat in a culture of inactivity.Childhood ObesityGrowing up fat in a culture of inactivity.Been to a playground lately?More often then not, the swing sets are not swinging. There is no monkeying around on the monkey bars. The teeter-totters…

Five Tips to Help Stick With Your New Year’s Resolutions

Got resolutions? Registered Nurse Lorri Pilkington, coordinator of health and nursing services for Leon County Schools, shares suggestions for long-term success:Five Tips to Help Stick With Your New Year’s ResolutionsSuggestions for long-term success: 1.    Focus on positive self-talk. Congratulate yourself…

Diabetes: Coach Bowden’s Off-the-Field Opponent

He’s the all-time winningest coach in major college football, leading the Florida State Seminoles to victory for 30 years now. What you may not know is that Coach Bobby Bowden has a personal battle off the sidelines.Diabetes: Coach Bowden’s Off-the-Field…