Category Archives: Healthy Living

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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Pumpkin Spice Latte – Friend or Foe?

Written by: Omar Guerrero, Dietetic Intern and Masters Student at Florida State University Precepted by: Afaf Qasem, MS, RDN, LDN, Community Wellness Dietitian at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare It is fall and Pumpkin Spice Latte season is among us! This popular drink has become a staple in many individuals’ lives. However, how many of us really…
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Healthy Ways to Tailgate

By Katherin Snyder, RD, LD/N, CDE In Tallahassee, football and tailgating go hand in hand. However, eating healthy at tailgate parties can be a challenge.  Here are a few tips to consider on your healthy eating journey - Have a snack or light meal before showing up to the party, to avoid being too hungry…
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Food Fun Can Mean Better Nutrition for Kids

Jennifer Steiner, PhD, Dietetic Intern- Florida State University & Afaf Qasem, MS, RDN, LDN- Community Wellness Dietitian, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Serve it with Style and Swag We eat with our eyes as much as our mouth and a child is more likely to explore and try things that look fun to eat.  Some ways to add…
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