Category Archives: Healthy Living

When COVID-19 Collides with Flu Season: Understanding the Differences

By: John Streacker, MD, Medical Director of the Tallahassee Memorial Urgent Care Center Every year as the summer winds down and school resumes, we all know flu season is just around the corner. But this year, our annual flu season hits while we are still amid the COVID-19 pandemic. You have probably heard that COVID-19…
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Have Fun While Being Safe this Halloween

Choosing costumes, decorating pumpkins and trick-or-treating bring joy to many children at Halloween. While the usual spooky traditions may look different this year to keep everyone safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, there are still plenty of ways families can have fun while avoiding the scare of being exposed to or spreading the virus. Most importantly, keep…
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COVID-19 Testing: Understanding the Difference

There is an abundance of information circulating in the news and on social media about coronavirus (COVID-19) testing. It’s not surprising that there’s confusion about tests and how they differ. “To say there’s complexity and confusion around testing for COVID-19 is an understatement,” said Dr. Dean Watson, Vice President and Chief Integration Officer at Tallahassee…
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A Popular Fight, Breast Cancer Awareness

Every year, our city, state and nation paint communities pink in the highly publicized fight again breast cancer. As the most diagnosed cancer in Tallahassee, and one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in women, breast cancer has impacted countless lives. This October, in celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we chose to bring awareness…
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Patient Receives Single Day Joint Replacement Surgery and is Now Ready to Run

As a customer service and sales manager at Premier Health & Fitness Center (Premier), Theresa Trainor is always on her feet. In addition to her career, Theresa spends her personal time at the gym, where she enjoys working out, especially spinning in Premier’s high-intensity cycle classes. Nothing could stop Theresa from her two-a-days, that is…
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Fighting Ovarian Cancer, Right Here at Home

With vague symptoms often attributed to benign conditions, “The Silent Killer” is the chilling term by which ovarian cancer is commonly known. Often overshadowed by other cancers, ovarian cancer is not as widely publicized or commonly talked about in our society – but today, ovarian cancer is no longer silent. Ovarian cancer is a growth…
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National Rehab Week

Join us in celebrating Rehab Week, September 13 – 19at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare (TMH)! The goal of Rehab Week is to educate our community about the benefits and impact of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation at Tallahassee Memorial is provided throughout the Big Bend region, including Acute Care at the Tallahassee Memorial Main Hospital, Tallahassee Memorial Rehabilitation Center…
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Lymphedema Therapy Program

Did you know that over 10 million Americans are diagnosed with lymphedema and lymphatic diseases? More people are living with these diseases in the United States than are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, ALS and Parkinson's Disease — combined. The lymphatic system is a part of your immune system that guards against infection. Lymphedema…
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Stretching in Kids – An Overlooked Chronic Problem

Dr. Ryan Price, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon at Tallahassee Memorial One of the biggest reasons parents bring their children to my office is for aches and pains that occur with increased activity. The complaints are not typically severe, but they persist over a period of weeks to months. These complaints are more frequent in children who…
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