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Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation

Adolescence is a scary time, full of uncertainty, social pressure and need for independence. It’s also the time some girls discover they have pain or discomfort with tampon use. When this happens they often are too embarrassed to ask anyone for help and just think they must not be ready for them. They convince themselves…
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Food Insecurity in Our Community

Are there times you or a loved one doesn’t know where the next meal is coming from? Have you ever wondered if money for food will last until the end of the month? If you have asked these questions, it may be because of food insecurity. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines food insecurity as a…
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It’s In the Genes – Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) and Heart Disease

We are all cursed with unwanted genes and traits passed along from ancestors. But what if in that family history lurks a potentially preventable threat to your health? Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) is a life threatening genetic disorder of cholesterol metabolism, characterized by severe elevations in cholesterol levels and early heart disease. It is also one…
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Are you sticking to your New Year’s resolutions?

Written by: Omar Guerrero, Dietetic Intern and Master’s Student at Florida State University Precepted by: Afaf Qasem, MS, RDN, LDN, Community Wellness Dietitian at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Eating better, exercising more, spending less, and reading more are among the popular few; but how many of us are actually able to stick with it for an…
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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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