Study shows many overweight children see their size as normal

NEW YORK - Nearly a third of children in a national survey didn't have...weight ? most of them heavy or obese children who viewed themselves as normal...common in black and Mexican-American children, the survey found.Some experts...

Report: Poverty among children on the rise in South Carolina, mirroring national trends

...percent in 2005.South Carolina children improved in some education-related...Seventy-two percent of the state's children were not proficient in reading...said Sue Williams of the Children's Trust of South Carolina...stressors that can lead to child abuse and neglect."

Child's mouth taped shut; mom arrested

...he was making too much noise.The nurse told officers she feared that the child, who has several medical conditions, could have aspirated. The report states the child is nonverbal but will moan.The mother changed her story in a written statement...

Rants & Raves

...NONPOLITICAL ways to agree we just cannot handle the flood of children or other poor people pouring into our country for freebies...states and cities. ARE YOU CONCERNED about the recent immigrant children? Put them on a bus to take them home (Guatemala, El Salvador...

Ex-Destiny's Child member arrested in South Carolina

A former member of the R&B group Destiny's Child was arrested in Myrtle Beach over the weekend after a night...be found. Franklin and Michelle Williams joined Destiny's Child to replace two original members in 2000. Franklin left the...

Goodale House owner gets 60-day extension before trial

...house's chimney and the adjoining wall have remained unrepaired since collapsing in August 2011.Sims said the birth of his child two weeks ago and the city's request that an independent contractor be hired to restore the house has delayed construction...

Jones, Hasan take wins in Richmond County

...SchoolOCCUPA TION: Publisher of Urban Pro WeeklyPOLITICAL EXPERIENCE: Attending Augusta Commission meetings since 2006; host, Comcast Community Concerns; political commentator, Connect LiveFAMILY: Married; four children, 10 grandchildren

GRU residency program grant award extends additional vaccine opportunities for area seniors

...vaccine?' " Coffin said.The standing order applies not only to the elderly but also to other at-risk populations, such as children under age 18, and immunocompromised patients such as those with HIV or cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiation...

South Carolina basketball, Martin embark on community outreach to increase season ticket sales

...hold events with the Special Olympics and at the Richland County Public Library's main branch and will make a visit to a children's hospital. The players will also visit Fort Jackson for an event Monday."I'd much rather be on the lake for the next...

Survey finds sharp increase in HGH use by American teens

...want to be thin and toned. For a lot of boys, it's about their six-pack."He urged parents to talk candidly with their children about the dangers of performance-enhancing substances, but to avoid moralizing."It's not about illegality, or whether...