Category Archives: Healthy Living

Food Prescription (Rx): Part of Your Plan of Care

Food Rx: Practical Culinary Tools for Healthcare Professionals A partnership between Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare (TMH), Sodexo and UF Leon County Extension Office What is Food Rx? The Food Rx program is a culinary medicine program designed for healthcare professionals to learn about nutrition and culinary skills in an interactive, hands-on environment. The class is taught…
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10 Ways to Maintain a Healthy Brain

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Health Awareness Month, which is the perfect opportunity to talk about what makes a brain healthy. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, the state of Florida should expect a 33.3% increase in the number of those living with Alzheimer’s by 2025, bringing the number of those over the age of 65…
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National Stroke Awareness Month

Each year, May is recognized as National Stroke Awareness Month. Stroke is known to be the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, but did you know it is the third leading cause of death for women? According to the National Stroke Association, around 55,000 more women than men have a stroke each…
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The Region’s First Pediatric Orthopedic Program

Kids are made to dream big – they thrive on slam-dunks, wheelies, back-flips and belly-flops into their next adventure. At Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare (TMH), we know kids will be kids and being a parent is the toughest job there is. That’s why when your child has an orthopedic need, you can trust our experts to…
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Kombucha Tea: Fermented Health

Not just an ordinary tea, kombucha is a beverage that is rich in probiotics and other nutrients that can benefit everyday life. This age-old fermented tea has been popular for centuries in many different cultures. What is Kombucha? Kombucha is a fermented tea that is commonly used for its many health benefits. Since it is…
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Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation

Adolescence is a scary time, full of uncertainty, social pressure and need for independence. It’s also the time some girls discover they have pain or discomfort with tampon use. When this happens they often are too embarrassed to ask anyone for help and just think they must not be ready for them. They convince themselves…
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Food Insecurity in Our Community

Are there times you or a loved one doesn’t know where the next meal is coming from? Have you ever wondered if money for food will last until the end of the month? If you have asked these questions, it may be because of food insecurity. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines food insecurity as a…
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It’s In the Genes – Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) and Heart Disease

We are all cursed with unwanted genes and traits passed along from ancestors. But what if in that family history lurks a potentially preventable threat to your health? Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) is a life threatening genetic disorder of cholesterol metabolism, characterized by severe elevations in cholesterol levels and early heart disease. It is also one…
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Are you sticking to your New Year’s resolutions?

Written by: Omar Guerrero, Dietetic Intern and Master’s Student at Florida State University Precepted by: Afaf Qasem, MS, RDN, LDN, Community Wellness Dietitian at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Eating better, exercising more, spending less, and reading more are among the popular few; but how many of us are actually able to stick with it for an…
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Peppermint Power

Written by: Omar Guerrero, Dietetic Intern and Masters Student at Florida State University Precepted by: Afaf Qasem, MS, RDN, LDN, Community Wellness Dietitian at TMH Now that pumpkin-spice season is behind us, ‘tis the season for peppermint! Peppermint bark and peppermint hot chocolate are all the rage, but did you know that there is more…
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