Category Archives: Healthy Living

21 Tips for a Healthy 2021

Here are 21 tips for a healthy 2021 and beyond: Practice Proper Hand Hygiene: Whether it’s singing Happy Birthday twice or belting the chorus of Truth Hurts by Lizzo, wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water to remove viruses, bacteria and other harmful substances stuck to your hands.  Follow a Healthy Diet: Food fuels…
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A New Way to Holiday during COVID-19

The 2020 holiday season is a lot different than in years past. Maybe you’ve always travelled to celebrate with out of town family but this year COVID-19 has put those plans on hold. Maybe you normally celebrate locally with a huge family gathering that’s now been postponed. It’s disappointing to not be able to be…
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Mindful Eating: Listen to the Tune of Your Stomach this Holiday Season

Written by Kayla Cane, Graduate at Florida State University and Dietetic Intern at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Precepted by Afaf Qasem, MS, RDN, LDN- Director of Quality of Life Services at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare From Thanksgiving to Christmas, the holidays are when we get excited about whipping up our favorite dishes to share at the dinner…
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One Is Too Many: Keeping Babies Safe While They Sleep

The death of an infant is a devastating loss for a family – one that too many have had to grieve through. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) reported that, in 2017, 3,600 infants younger than one year old died in their sleep in the United States. Of these, approximately 900 deaths were…
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Eight Ways to Get Through the Holidays Well Rested

Establish a routine. While you may not be able to maintain the daily schedule you had before the pandemic, you must try to start and end your day at roughly the same time. After waking from sleep, seek natural light and try to maintain regular meal times to help stabilize your circadian rhythm throughout the…
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Five Helpful Tips for Caregivers Amid COVID-19

Stay connected. We encourage caregivers to be present during appointments and treatments via video or phone. Knowing details of your loved one’s diagnosis, appointments or treatment schedules will allow all parties to feel like they are active participants in the journey. Some treatments can often be lengthy, but knowing you are a phone call or…
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Bringing Awareness to Lung Cancer

The Tallahassee Memorial Cancer Center is known for its highly-trained medical team and for delivering the most powerful treatment options, all under one roof. This November we are bringing awareness to lung cancer specifically in honor of Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Today, lung cancer is one of the most diagnosed cancers in men and women.…
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Telemedicine: The Lifeline for Patients and Physicians

A Personal Account by Lauren Faison-Clark, Regional Development, Population Health and Telemedicine Administrator Years from now, we'll each have our own "Pandemic of 2020" story to tell. My story will not be about the woes of homeschooling or my quest for toilet paper; it will be a story about my unique observations behind the scenes…
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A Safe Way to Fall Back: Tips for the Time Change

Over the past several months, many people have been plagued by sleepless nights. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has created a perfect storm for sleep problems, including difficulties falling asleep, staying asleep and waking earlier than desired. Most Americans will look forward to reclaiming the extra hour of lost sleep as daylight saving time (DST) ends…
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