Category Archives: Emergency Medicine

Pathways to Preventing Trauma

The football fields of Maclay School and Madison County High School, normally the stage for the Marauders or the Cowboys, have a different purpose in the spring. Instead of athletic contests, the fields are used to present two important trauma prevention events – Operation Prom Night and Operation Spring Break – which took place in…
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Safe Spring Cleaning

Dust balls that have turned into tumble weeds. Windows now have too many fingerprints. Refrigerators have more leftovers than fresh foods. The to-do list of chores goes on and on. Spring has sprung, so after hunkering down for the winter you are probably getting the itch to begin your spring-cleaning process. While the cleaning part…
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33% Will Need What Only 10% Is Willing To Give

It’s that time of year again. You’ve made a New Year’s resolution and you’re determined to keep it. Maybe you’re at the gym, or you’re determined to avoid all junk food. Making a healthy choice for the New Year is never a bad idea, but Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare has a resolution that you can add…
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Dick Orndorff’s Patient Story

As a retired electrical engineer for a nationwide company, Dick Orndorff has lived in and visited the emergency centers of major metropolitan areas across the country, including cities like Milwaukee, Cleveland and Pittsburgh. Unfortunately, those experiences led him to expect the worst when an injury one March afternoon in Tallahassee, called for a trip to…
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Understanding Pediatric Fevers

One of the most common pediatric complaints that we see in the Emergency Department is fever. Despite being a very common occurrence it can be really confusing for parents who are trying to do what is best for their child. There are a lot of misconceptions about fevers in the community which only lead to…
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Fire Up The Grill Safely This Summer

By: Jillian Weissman, MD, Tallahassee Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program [caption id="attachment_15003" align="alignright" width="300"] Grill on the garden[/caption]   Summer is in full swing and if you’re like many of us, you’re getting ready for cookout season! But did you know grilling could cause major safety risks? Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare wants to remind you to…
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Pathways to Prevention: TMH Partners With Local Schools to Save Lives

By: Kim Boyer, RN, Administrator, Tallahassee Memorial Emergency Services With over 234,000 children involved in preventable trauma-related accidents and deaths each year in the United States, the Tallahassee Memorial Trauma Center has developed “Pathways to Prevention,” a program designed for local schools, to educate youth about safety concerns and precautions. At TMH, we have designed…
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Preparing for Flu Season

By: Sam Ashoo, MD [caption id="attachment_3027" align="alignright" width="100"] Dr. Sam Ashoo is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and serves as Medical Director for Tallahassee Memorial's Emergency Services.[/caption] Fall is in the air, and with the expected cooler temperatures comes the expectation of another flu season. As with most illnesses, prevention remains the best treatment. Severe…
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Fall Prevention Tips

By: Michael Glaze, M.D. Co-authored by: Terri Repasky, Clinical Nurse Specialist: Emergency & Trauma Services [caption id="attachment_8275" align="alignright" width="150"] Michael Glaze, MD, is a board-certified emergency medicine physician and the Assistant Director of Emergency Services at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare[/caption] Did you know that falls are the number one cause of injury in our area?  As…
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