Category Archives: Healthy Living

Ooh… Ahh…Oww! – The Do’s and Don’ts of Fireworks Safety

By: Sam Ashoo, MD, Medical Director Bixler Emergency Center [caption id="attachment_3027" align="alignright" width="100"] Dr. Ashoo is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and serves as Medical Director of the Tallahassee Memorial Bixler Emergency Center.[/caption] With Independence Day just around the corner, many families will be stocking up on sparklers, fountains and spinners to set off in…
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High Cholesterol Increases Your Risk for Stroke

By: J. Orson Smith, MD, FACC and Nancy T. Smith, RD, CDE, CLS Tallahassee Memorial Lipid Center [caption id="attachment_6506" align="alignright" width="150"] J. Orson Smith is a board-certified Lipidologist at the Tallahassee Memorial Lipid Center. Lipidologists are physicians with training in cholesterol management, cardiovascular risk assessment and intervention. He is also board-certified in internal medicine and…
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Stay Cool as Summer Heats Up

By: Edward Forster, MD [caption id="attachment_6338" align="alignright" width="150"] Board Certified in Family Medicine, Edward Forster, MD, has been a faculty member of the Tallahassee Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program since 2008. Having worked in urgent care settings in Tallahassee and underserved settings in South Florida, he has been recognized as Physician of the Year by…
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A Crash Course on Work-Life Balance around the Holidays

By: Linda Young, PhD and Melvina MacDonald, MS, KMHC, CEAP [caption id="attachment_3007" align="alignright" width="150"] Linda Young, PhD and Melvina MacDonald, MS, KMHC, CEAP are licensed therapists with the Tallahassee Memorial Employee Assistance Program, a program designed to address family and workplace needs. Together they have more than fifty years of clinical experience.[/caption] Do you ever…
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Adult Day Care Offers Respite for Caregivers during the Holidays

[caption id="attachment_2936" align="alignright" width="200"] Donald Loucks, MD, is board certified in internal medicine and has been the Medical Director and attending physician at the Tallahassee Memorial Rehabilitation Center for more than 30 years. He attended medical school at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, where he completed his residency training as well. Dr. Loucks is also…
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Heavy Holiday Drinking Can Spell Heart Problems

[caption id="attachment_2848" align="alignright" width="200"] Dr. Farhat Khairallah practices with Southern Medical Group and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology.[/caption] By: Farhat Khairallah, MD With football season coming to a close and the holidays fast approaching, everyone is making plans for much needed time off. Alcohol consumption will be part of…
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Wishing You Back Porch Moments

[caption id="attachment_2137" align="alignright" width="200"] Dr. Zorn practices Family Medicine in Tallahassee and serves as the Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare.[/caption] By: Donald. A. Zorn, MD It is Saturday morning, which means that I am at one of my favorite spots on earth, our back porch. My incomparable bride has…
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How to Talk to Your Doctor

By: Lisa Jernigan, MD [caption id="attachment_2085" align="alignright" width="197"] Dr. Lisa Jernigan is a Tallahassee native, and has been a member of the Tallahassee Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program faculty since 1994. Areas of particular interest to her include pre-natal care, global health, and HIV disease.[/caption] Your stomach has been hurting for weeks now, and you…
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Antibiotics: The Overused Miracle Medicine

[caption id="attachment_2078" align="alignright" width="200"] Dr. Phillip Treadwell received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Florida and has been a faculty member of the Tallahassee Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program since 2000. He is credentialed in HIV medicine by the American Academy of HIV Medicine.[/caption] By: Phillip Treadwell, Pharm.D. Antibiotics are truly miracles of…
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Memory Loss

By: Chris Dunlap, MD When the occasional memory lapse strikes, I sometimes wonder, “Am I losing my mind?” Probably not, but sometimes I sure feel that way! [caption id="attachment_721" align="alignright" width="200"] Dr. Chris Dunlap is a Board Certified Family Physician and has been a full-time member of the Tallahassee Memorial Family Medicine Residency faculty since…
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