Category Archives: Family Medicine

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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Splish, Splash and Safety

By: Jillian Weissman, MD, Tallahassee Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program With temperatures heating up, many of us will be jumping into the nearest pool to cool off and relax. Children and parents need to be reminded of the potential dangers that come with summer vacation, most importantly, swimming. Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare wants to remind you…
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Sun Kissed, Suntanned, or Sun Burnt

by: Amanda Davis, Family Practice Resident at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare With Spring Break right around the corner, vacationers need to remember to protect their skin from harmful UV rays. Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has changed sunscreen labeling. Labels that now state “Broad Spectrum,” must protect against both UVA and UVB rays.…
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Nutrition in a Nutshell

March is National Nutrition Month. Nutrition is a tricky subject and opinions differ vastly. Since I am not a registered dietitian I don’t offer specific nutrition counsel. Rather than tell you exactly what to eat the purpose of this article is to define basic nutritional concepts and terms in order for you to judge for…
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Aging Well Part 4: Use It or Lose It!

What have you noticed most about age-related declines? Have you noticed it takes longer to do a physically demanding job like mowing the lawn? Do the jar lids that used to pop right open now require much more effort? Aging brings with it declines in physical work capacity as well as muscular strength and endurance.…
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It’s Time for Fitness February

Ah, February.  Or perhaps, uh-oh, it’s February already?  On the positive side, the days are getting longer, spring is approaching, and there will even be hope of extra chocolate around Valentine’s Day.  But, what about those New Year’s resolutions?  Are they starting to fade?  Are the extra holiday pounds and sluggish feeling still with us? …
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Sweater Weather – The Perfect Time of Year for Outdoor Family Fun

With the heat behind us, it’s time to throw on a sweater, grab your family and head outside! The crisp winter weather is perfect for interactive activities that will help you lead a healthier lifestyle and to get children off the couch, away from the computer and in tune with Mother Nature. With the latest…
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