Living Well

The New Nutrition Facts Panel

January 30, 2017 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
The New Nutrition Facts Panel

Clemson Extension’s Food Safety & Nutrition Team Members Dr. Kimberly Baker and Shana Madden join "Making It Grow" to talk about the new Nutrition Facts Panel. People look at food labels for different reasons. But whatever the reason, many consumers would like to know...

Student Athlete uses Telehealth to Meet Nutrition Goals

December 16, 2016 - Posted in Telehealth by Taylor Crouch
Micah, 11 years old, enjoys sharing his passion for football with his family.

At eleven years old, Micah has been interested in sports for most of his life. "Ever since he was two years old, I would have to buy him his own helmet and he would walk around with it all the time," said Felicia Maine, Micah's mother. With practice, games, and growth...

Fashion and Breast Cancer Awareness Merge at Lexington Luncheon

October 27, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
woman modeling at Fashion for a Cure luncheon

Eight years ago, breast cancer first significantly touched the life of Candy Sansbury and her sister Cindy Chambers. “Our mother was diagnosed with breast cancer around the same time as one of our employees and one of our best friends,” Sansbury remembers. “We brainstormed...

Telehealth Expands Health Education with Diabetes Self-Management Course

October 27, 2016 - Posted in Telehealth by Taylor Crouch
Ricky riding his motorcycle

South Carolina ranks 7th highest in the nation in the percent of adult population with diabetes, according to the Department of Health and Enviroment Control . Since 2015, the Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence , the Lowcountry Area Health Education Center and Palmetto...

International Group Focuses on Brain Health

September 19, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by P.A. Bennett
Brain health

Our conversation about what you can do to keep your brain healthy continues. In this next segment, we introduce you to The Global Council on Brain Health. And Dr. Barbara Bendlin, Associate Professor-University of Wisconsin, talks with us about why dancing may be the...

[PODCAST] Conversations About Brain Health

September 7, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by P.A. Bennett
Brain Scans

This is the first in a series of conversations with researchers and scientists discussing best practices for staving off dementia and Alzheimer’s. My goal is to leave you with practical, everyday things you can do to help keep your brain healthier longer. In the coming...

Exciting Discoveries for Brain Health

August 24, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by P.A. Bennett
Brain Scans

Over the next several weeks, I’ll be focusing on what scientific research is telling us about preventing or staving off the onset of Alzheimer’s . This is an important topic, because while we may think of Alzheimer’s as an old person’s disease, Alzheimer’s may actually...

South Carolina's Guide to Eating Seasonally

July 27, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Sarah Stone
Fruit at the market

One of the most recent trends in nutrition is eating seasonal foods. Eating seasonally, and therefore locally, yields several benefits . First of all, this produce tends to possess more nutrients. This is because fruits and vegetables tend to lose their nutrients over time...

SC Farmers and Roadside Markets App Makes Healthy Eating Easier

June 23, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kristina Rackley
farm

For many families, finding healthy food easily can be a struggle, especially when there are fast food restaurants located conveniently on almost every corner. Today, DHEC made finding some of those healthy alternatives easier when it launched the new S.C. Farmers and...

Summer Heat Safety

June 13, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Sydney Hankinson
Temperature

That hot summer weather is coming a bit early this year! Starting in June, temperatures in South Carolina will hit nearly 100 degrees. It’s a perfect opportunity to go swimming, eat popsicles or hang out somewhere with air conditioning. However, there are also a number of...

Americans Are Sitting Down on Activities

April 26, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Blackwell
Woman at desk

You are probably reading this at your desk, on your couch, in your bed, or in a form of transportation, and what you are doing right now is the issue. You are sitting still. The average American adult does not meet the minimum national exercise guidelines, according to the...

The Creative Art of Healing

January 19, 2016 - Posted in Original SC by Tabitha Safdi
Healing Icons

According to the Foundation for Art and Healing , "the arts have long provided emotional context for the human experience. Now, research is demonstrating that creative expression also contributes to better health and wellbeing. People from all walks of life and every corner...

Wear a Smile. One Size Fits All.

January 14, 2016 - Posted in Original SC by Tabitha Safdi
Caring Clown

"The most precious gift one person can give to another is attention." That's what Robert Mason, a.k.a. DOCTOR GEEZER, says about his work through the volunteer organization Bumper T Caring Clowns . The program uses therapeutic clowning as a tool to promote the healing...

No More New Year's Resolutions by P.A. Bennett

January 5, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by P.A. Bennett
New Year

You heard me, NO MORE NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS! This year’s list is all about the fun things I’ll start doing or continue to indulge in. I have not yet composed that complete list, but I know what it won’t include; losing weight, saving money, or getting organized. I’ve been...

Research Shows Diet Beverage Drinkers Tend to Eat Unhealthy Food

November 16, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Soda

Do you prefer fries with your diet soda? If the answer is yes, you are not alone. And you may not be “saving” as many calories as you think, drinking those diet beverages. University of Illinois kinesiology and community health professor Ruopeng An found that diet beverage...

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