Townville Resident Wins SC Fitness Photo Contest

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina selected Janice Anderson, Townville, S.C., as the August winner of its Facebook-based healthy activity photo competition. The contest continues in September with “favorite summer memories” as the focus for photo entries.

Anderson was selected at random for a photo of her grandchildren shag dancing. The theme for the month was “Show us your best move” and the prize was an all-inclusive VIP package to the South Carolina Jazz Festival in Cheraw, S.C.

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The Joint…the chiropractic place Offering Free Chiropractic Care to First Responders and their Families

As a small token of thanks for their everyday bravery, police, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, active duty military and the families that support them can visit The Joint…the chiropractic place® for a free adjustment during First Responders Week, Sept. 8-13, 2014.

The benefits of chiropractic care include relief from the back and neck pain that can result from the physical demands of the work First Responders typically perform. During First Responders Week at The Joint, these everyday heroes and their immediate family members may come in for a free adjustment at The Joint at 111A Towne Drive, Bluffton, SC 29910.

No appointments required and clinics are open evenings and weekends. For regular clinic hours, visit www.TheJoint.com.

March of Dimes Adds New SC Members to Chapter Board of Directors

The March of Dimes welcomes BZ (Melanie) Giese and Jamie Shuster as a members of the South Carolina Board of Directors.

BZ Giese is Director of the Birth Outcomes Initiative (BOI) for the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS).  She served an integral role in the 2011 creation of South Carolina BOI growing it to a now nationally-recognized program model. The primary goal of SCBOI is to provide educational outreach and communicate best practices in South Carolina’s fight against infant mortality and low birth weight babies.

Boasting a combined 37 years of experience in the health industry, Ms. Giese has worked in the private and public health care sector with experience in hospital, pharmaceutical company and state government settings.  Currently, she serves as a member of the National Quality Forum’s Maternity Action Team, Executive Board Member of the SC Diabetes Initiative and serves as an Adjunct Professor at the USC School of Public Health & Policy.  Ms. Giese graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and is a registered nurse.

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Suzanna McGee on the Cost of Becoming Vegan

When people think of organic vegetables and fruits, they think, “It’s too expensive.” On the contrary, you will find that transitioning to plant-based nutrition will cost less, and depending on your sources, can be significantly less.

If you buy your plants when they are in season, the prices will be very low. Farmers’ markets have affordable prices of local, organic produce. I understand that different places in the world have better or worse possibilities of getting plentiful variety of organic produce, but when you put in a little effort, it is possible to find farmers’ markets almost everywhere.

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