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BE FAST: National Stroke Awareness Month

With all the concern about the impact coronavirus (COVID-19) has had on our lives, it’s easy to overlook the fact that May is National Stroke Awareness Month. Certainly remain vigilant and do what you can to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but also take some time this month to think about the members of our…
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National Stroke Awareness Month

Each year, May is recognized as National Stroke Awareness Month. At Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare (TMH), we strive to help educate our community about stroke prevention, signs and symptoms of stroke and the latest treatment options available at TMH to help save not only your loved ones’ lives, but potentially your own. What is a stroke?…
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Healthy At Home: 3 Tips To Making Time Spent At Home More Enjoyable!

Written by: Shinta Galej, Sodexo Dietetic Intern at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCarePrecepted by: Afaf Qasem, MS, RDN, LDN, Director of Quality of Life Services at TMH As many of us adjust to the new normal during COVID-19, whether you are cooking for a family of two or even six, family meals are becoming a part of…
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Keeping Kids Safe at Home During COVID-19

Many parents are working from home as they adjust to a new normal in response to COVID-19. It’s especially challenging as kids have more unstructured time at home, and parents are navigating so many competing priorities that make it difficult to stay focused on everything all at once. With more kids spending time at home,…
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TMH Celebrates National Occupational Therapy Month

The month of April is Occupational Therapy (OT) Month, and we’re celebrating the more than 213,000 occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants and students who work nationwide to create fuller lives for patients and their families. Occupational therapy is the only profession that helps people across their lifespan to do the things they want and need…
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Managing Anxiety and Stress During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are being inundated with things to worry about. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the stress and anxiety that all of the uncertainty surrounding the virus may bring. In actuality, anxiety is a survival mechanism built into us for a reason. Much like the emergency broadcast features…
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Eat Healthy for Under $10 a Day…at a Discount Store

You may be surprised to learn that it is possible to find healthier alternatives within your budget that do not require fancy cooking skills. “Eating healthy is too expensive.”“I don’t have time/know how to cook healthy meals.”“My store doesn’t carry fresh fruits and vegetables.” We often feel the above statements are true when trying to…
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Don’t Stress Daylight Savings Time

One hour of “sleep loss” may not seem like a lot but to a marginally sleep-deprived population, this extra hour lost may have noticeable consequences. The controversial century-old tradition of daylight savings is observed in most of the United States and begins at 2 am local time on the second Sunday in March when the…
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Helping Patients Get Back on Their Feet

As America’s aging population continues to remain more active into their later years, maintaining proper ankle health and mobility is a growing concern, especially for those at risk of developing ankle arthritis. Ankle arthritis can develop at any age, but is most common after age 50. While about three times less common than knee or…
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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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