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Cutting Sugar

On average, Americans eat 3 pounds of sugar each week or 130 pounds each year. Most of this sugar (49%) comes from soft drinks, candy, and sugar added to foods.  These are called added sugars, offering little nutrition value while providing a lot of extra calories.    Many foods, including fruit, milk, and some vegetables, contain…
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Striving to Reduce Food Insecurity in Big Bend Region

Food Insecurity is defined by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) as a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life. The Big Bend Region, an 11-county area, has the highest food insecurity rates in the state of Florida. As of 2017, the four highest food insecure counties, among all…
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20 Health Tips

Here are 20 tips for a healthy 2020. Follow a Healthy Diet: Food fuels not only the body, but also your mind. Eating a well-balanced diet of vegetables, berries, nuts, healthy fats and oils, whole grains, fish, beans and poultry can decrease risk of stroke, heart disease, cognitive decline and dementia.Take it a step further: Try out…
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Make Holidays Safe for Families

The American Academy of Pediatrics offers these holiday safety tips:  Choose toys carefully. Make sure the toys you buy for your kids are age-appropriate. Check that all toys and parts are larger than your child's mouth to prevent choking. Children younger than 8 can choke on uninflated or broken balloons. Babies and young children can be strangled…
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World Alzheimer’s Month

World Alzheimer’s Month is the perfect opportunity to raise awareness, come together and fight against this life-threatening disease. Let’s challenge the stigma surrounding dementia and other memory disorders, educate members of our community of the signs and symptoms, and learn key lifestyle habits to keep our body and brain healthy – so one day we…
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Celebrate National Rehab Week

Join us in celebrating Rehab Week, September 15 – 21 at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare! Rehabilitation at Tallahassee Memorial is provided throughout the Big Bend region, including Acute Care at the Tallahassee Memorial Main Hospital, Tallahassee Memorial Rehabilitation Center (TMRC), Neuro Rehab (outpatient), Ortho Rehab (outpatient), Home Health Care and satellite clinics at Tallahassee Memorial Quincy…
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Falls Prevention Awareness Day

Falls are a serious problem, but preventing one from happening is within your power. Falls Prevention is a multi-faceted interdisciplinary program designed to reduce the incidence of accidental falls for seniors. Falls Prevention Programs are imperative as falls are the leading cause of both fatal and non- fatal injuries in Florida adults over the age…
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Cow’s Milk vs. Non-Dairy Beverages: Is there really a best option?

Whether cow’s milk is a staple in your fridge, or through preference or necessity you stock up on non-dairy options, there are a number of milks available for every palette and diet. Popular options in the dairy aisle include soy, almond, coconut, and the newest addition, oat milk. Things to Consider With so many choices,…
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Organic Cow’s Milk: The Great Debate

Should you care about drinking cow’s milk that is organic, hormone-free or antibiotic-free? There are many things to consider when choosing the type of cow’s milk to drink. Is the motivation to buy organic milk for safety, quality, humane treatment of cows or to be healthy? Let’s discuss the meanings of these words to help…
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Food Prescription (Rx): Part of Your Plan of Care

Food Rx: Practical Culinary Tools for Healthcare Professionals A partnership between Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare (TMH), Sodexo and UF Leon County Extension Office What is Food Rx? The Food Rx program is a culinary medicine program designed for healthcare professionals to learn about nutrition and culinary skills in an interactive, hands-on environment. The class is taught…
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