Category Archives: Family Medicine

Flu Prevention: Unexpected Germ Hiding Places

Now that the holidays are over, the capital city is buzzing: students are back in town, employees are back at work and legislators are filing into town for session. Unfortunately, all the hustle-and-bustle can lead to more opportunities for sicknesses to spread.   Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports this years flu season…
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A Recipe for a Healthy Heart During the Holiday Season

By: Basim Tadros, MD, TMH Physician Partners – Cardiac & Internal Medicine Specialists, Services by Southern Medical Group, PA – American Board Certified of Internal Medicine The holidays are here and it’s the perfect time of year to bring family together and create positive, everlasting memories. However, what many don’t realize, are the amount of changes that…
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You Snooze, You Lose: Teen Sleep Examined

Teenage years can prove to be challenging with many changes happening all at once, but one change many parents overlook is the lack of sleep their teens may be getting. With overloaded schedules, social media obsessions and chatting with friends until the wee hours of the night, teens are having a harder time than ever…
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Summer Safety: Know the Signs of Heat Stroke and Heat Exhaustion

Summertime in Florida give us the chance to escape to the beach for weekend trips or plan a cookout in the backyard. Long afternoons call for playing sports in the park or splashing around in the pool. With the temperatures rising, it’s also an important time of year to be vigilant about the dangers of…
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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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Talk Health Around the Turkey

By: Klive Forde, MD, Tallahassee Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program For so many of us, the holidays are simply the best time of the year! It’s the season we carve out space in our busy schedules to spend time focusing on the things that matter most. We sit down around beautifully decorated tables laden with steaming…
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Fall Into Happiness

Changing of leaves, dropping temperatures, open windows, pumpkin flavored everything: the imagery associated with fall is iconic. We find new ways to create happiness within our lives as the season begins to change. Whether it be snuggles with a comfy blanket, coming together with the ones you love or walks in breezy weather, a happy…
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Have A Happy, And Safe, Halloween

By: Jillian Weissman, MD, Tallahassee Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program. In order to have a happy, and safe, Halloween, TMH wants to remind you of things to consider before, and during, trick-or-treating! Do: Have your children wear costumes that are easily visible. Unique costumes, brightly colored costumes and reflective tape are ways to ensure that your…
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You Don’t Have to Be Wealthy To Be Healthy

It’s that time of year. It’s time for your annual physical exam. As you sit across from your doctor discussing a variety of topics, they mention your current weight. You feel a sense of embarrassment when you realize that your weight has been steadily increasing over time. This is a common discussion that I have…
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Some Advice for Safe Fourth of July Fireworks

By: Jillian Weissman, MD, Tallahassee Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program It’s almost that time of year that many Americans look forward to – Fourth of July. The weather is warm, friends and family gather to celebrate independence and of course, colorful bursts of light dance in the sky. Thousands of people flock to local fireworks…
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