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Discounted passes available for parks

The Aug. 12 Wellness Wednesday, held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Children’s Hospital lobby, will offer free chair massages.
With more than 80,000 acres of protected lands, South Carolina state parks protect some of the most natural, cultural and recreational destinations in the United States. 
  • Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site—The first permanent European settlement in the Carolinas founded in 1670.
  • Colleton State Park—Located along the Edisto River, one of the longest black water rivers in the country.
  • Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site—This park rests on the site of Dorchester, a trading town that flourished along the banks of the Ashley River from 1697 through the Revolutionary War.
  • Givhans Ferry State Park—The place to float down the Edisto River.
  • Edisto Beach State Park—A mysterious, 4,000-year-old shell midden alongside a secluded tidal creek.
  • Hampton Plantation—A restored Georgian mansion on a former rice plantation (ca. 1750).
The S.C. State Park system is celebrating its 75th year anniversary by offering a  discount plan for purchasing annual South Carolina State Park passes, called Passports. Passports may be purchased for $40 at Wellness Wednesday Aug. 12.

Worksite screening at Ashley River Tower
The Health 1st worksite screening  will be held Aug. 27 at Ashley River Tower. To take part in this screening valued at about $250, register at and click on Worksite Screening. For $15 or $42 (depending on insurance coverage), participants will receive a lipid protein, chemistry profile, hemogram, BP, and height and weight.

Editor's note: The preceding column was brought to you on behalf of Health 1st. Striving to bring various topics and representing numerous employee wellness organizations and committees on campus, this weekly column seeks to provide MUSC, MUHA and UMA employees with current and helpful information concerning all aspects of health.


Thursday, Aug. 7, 2009

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