Special Section

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…