Category Archives: Healthy Living

Seven Ways to Take Action Towards Sustainable Eating

Written by: Jane Watts, BS, Florida State University Dietetic Intern at TMH Precepted by: Afaf Qasem, MS, RDN, LDN, Director of Quality of Life Services at TMH The term “sustainability” is echoing across all communities, from small business owners to government officials. So, what is it? Sustainability is the practice of being more aware of how…
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Lymphedema Therapy Program: What You Need to Know

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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COVID-19 Vaccine: Fact vs. Fiction

Three COVID-19 vaccines received Emergency Use Authorization from the FDA making vaccines a popular topic in our community. With so much information buzzing around, how do you know what is true? Let’s clear up what is fact and what is fiction. Learn more about COVID-19 Vaccines at TMH.
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Daylight Savings Time

Does Daylight Savings Time create turmoil in your life? Well, you’re not alone. It’s known that when the clocks spring forward every year, heart attacks, workplace injuries and overall depression increase. Why is that? Because changing the time alters your sleep schedule and sleep is integral to overall health and well-being. Almost every aspect of…
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Let Sleeping Dogs Lie: Surgery for a Dog Bite Saves Patient’s Nose

Anyone who has ever known the unconditional love of a pet knows every pet has its own personality and set of emotions. For example, dog owners can see happiness in their pets’ eyes – and tails! Some dogs give off clues that say, “Leave me alone right now,” while others may convey, “I’m sleepy, don’t…
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Buckle Up Baby: Car Seat Safety Tips

One of the most important jobs you have as a parent is keeping your child safe while riding in a vehicle. Each year, thousands of young children are killed or injured in car crashes. Vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death and injury for American children. Using child safety seats correctly can reduce the…
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Rising Hunger: Facing Food Insecurity in the Big Bend Region

Written by: Matt Polland, Florida State University Masters Student and Dietetic Intern at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Precepted by: Afaf Qasem, MS, RDN, LDN, Director of Quality of Life Services at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Even before the COVID-19 crisis forced us inside of our homes and put millions of Americans out of work, food insecurity was…
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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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