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Peppermint Power

Written by: Omar Guerrero, Dietetic Intern and Masters Student at Florida State University Precepted by: Afaf Qasem, MS, RDN, LDN, Community Wellness Dietitian at TMH Now that pumpkin-spice season is behind us, ‘tis the season for peppermint! Peppermint bark and peppermint hot chocolate are all the rage, but did you know that there is more…
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I’m Dreaming of a Sane Holiday

Ah, December... 'Tis the season for celebrating another year past and honoring our precious traditions. 'Tis the season for sharing extra smiles, sweets and heartfelt sentiments with the ones we love. While December is the time we speak most of peace on earth, it also is a time accompanied by a lot of stress for…
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Heart Attack vs. Cardiac Arrest

Whether you hear it on the news, when talking with a neighbor or even reading about it online, the terms “heart attack” and “cardiac arrest” are so similar, most people generally assume they’re the same thing and mistakenly use the terms interchangeably. Although both involve the heart and require immediate medical attention, they are very…
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Pumpkin Spice Latte – Friend or Foe?

Written by: Omar Guerrero, Dietetic Intern and Masters Student at Florida State University Precepted by: Afaf Qasem, MS, RDN, LDN, Community Wellness Dietitian at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare It is fall and Pumpkin Spice Latte season is among us! This popular drink has become a staple in many individuals’ lives. However, how many of us really…
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Healthy Ways to Tailgate

By Katherin Snyder, RD, LD/N, CDE In Tallahassee, football and tailgating go hand in hand. However, eating healthy at tailgate parties can be a challenge.  Here are a few tips to consider on your healthy eating journey - Have a snack or light meal before showing up to the party, to avoid being too hungry…
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Cards for a Cure Honoree: Betsy Burgess

I was 36 years old and in the prime of my life when my breast cancer story began. I had a great job as a shareholder at Carr Allison Law Firm, three precious little kids, a loving husband, a big boisterous extended family and fun, hilarious friends. I had just returned from a football filled…
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Food Fun Can Mean Better Nutrition for Kids

Jennifer Steiner, PhD, Dietetic Intern- Florida State University & Afaf Qasem, MS, RDN, LDN- Community Wellness Dietitian, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Serve it with Style and Swag We eat with our eyes as much as our mouth and a child is more likely to explore and try things that look fun to eat.  Some ways to add…
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Gift in Action

On August 22, Chuck Urban, 51, woke up thinking it would be a typical Tuesday, but that morning he felt anything but normal. Despite being nauseous and having a headache for no apparent reason, Chuck got out of bed to help his boys, ages 10 and 12, get ready for school just like he would…
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The Truth Behind Protein

The Truth Behind Protein Supplements Rebeca Person, RD, LDN, CNSC Protein Supplements: Pros and Cons Protein supplements have always been popular with athletes and body builders, but are they necessary for the average person?  There are many reasons to consider using a protein supplement, and with so many varieties, including many new plant based drinks and…
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Trustee Spotlight Walter Haley

Walter “Walt” Haley is the president and CEO of FMI Printing and Distribution. After graduating from the University of West Florida with a B.S. in Marketing, Walt worked for National Cash Register (NCR) Corporation as a salesperson before working his way up to zone manager, and eventually district manager. When Walt’s job brought him to Tallahassee,…
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