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Toxins that Hinder Lung Function

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and a great chance to kickstart a more conscious lifestyle to improve lung function. Much attention is paid to outdoor air quality but studies have shown that on average Americans spend 90 percent of their time indoors. Unfortunately, indoor air quality is typically two to five times more polluted…
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You Snooze, You Lose: Teen Sleep Examined

Teenage years can prove to be challenging with many changes happening all at once, but one change many parents overlook is the lack of sleep their teens may be getting. With overloaded schedules, social media obsessions and chatting with friends until the wee hours of the night, teens are having a harder time than ever…
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A Few More Weighty Thoughts

Anyone who’s struggled with weight loss knows that weight loss is hard, and that maintaining a healthy weight following weight loss can be even harder. (More on this in my earlier article in this series.) Those who do lose weight and keep it off long-term are a small minority. What if you adjusted your expectations?…
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Spring into Healthier Eating – Behavior Modification

Have you been keeping to your New Year’s resolution of eating healthier? Well, you are not alone! Most people who attempt resolutions slide back into their old habits. We all want to focus on changing our lifestyles for the better, but to keep the momentum going we need to learn about ways behavior change plays…
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When to Put the Brakes on Elderly Driving

It is never too early to start planning for those we care about. If someone you love is 70 or older and still driving, it may be time to start assessing the risks they may encounter on the road. How aging affects the ability to drive Driving, at any age, requires complex coordination and multitasking.…
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Understanding Headaches

By: Muhammad Salman Siddiqi, MD, Neurologist, TMH Physician Partners, Neurology Specilaists A headache is a symptom of pain, uncomfortable feeling and sensation anywhere in the region of the head or neck, which affects millions of people’s quality of life all over the world. People are not only missing time from work and school due to…
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Talk Health Around the Turkey

By: Klive Forde, MD, Tallahassee Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program For so many of us, the holidays are simply the best time of the year! It’s the season we carve out space in our busy schedules to spend time focusing on the things that matter most. We sit down around beautifully decorated tables laden with steaming…
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Daylight Savings Can Affect Your Health

Daylight saving time ends this Sunday! Did you know that extra hour of sleep may decrease your chance of heart disease by 10%? It also makes streets about 8% safer. It is important to get into a good routine to develop a healthy sleeping pattern. Here are five tips for forming good sleep habits: Follow…
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Don’t Ignore Your Snore

Snoring is a common occurrence in many households. However, if snoring happens frequently, it can affect the quantity and quality of your sleep. Some common concerns are poor sleep, daytime fatigue, irritability and increased health problems. (more…)
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