Category Archives: Neurology

Gift in Action

On August 22, Chuck Urban, 51, woke up thinking it would be a typical Tuesday, but that morning he felt anything but normal. Despite being nauseous and having a headache for no apparent reason, Chuck got out of bed to help his boys, ages 10 and 12, get ready for school just like he would…
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Memory – Let’s Not Forget About It

Memory problems are among the most common complaints people make to their doctors. What is memory? How does it work? Why does it sometimes NOT work? What can I do about it? Memory is known as the mental capacity of retaining and reviving information from previous experiences. However, there are different kinds of memory. There…
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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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Advancements in the Treatment of Epilepsy

By: Jason Chen, MD, Neurologist, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare You may be familiar with the word “seizure,” however “epilepsy” may not ring a bell. Although it’s the fourth most common neurological disease in the United States, it’s often overshadowed by other neurological conditions and disorders. Epilepsy is a central nervous system disorder (neurological disorder) where nerve…
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Ready, Steady, Balance

Falls prevention is key – so why aren’t people talking about it? Many older adults and their families believe falling is a “normal” part of aging. This is NOT true. Falls can be prevented and it’s in YOUR power to prevent falls. There are very simple steps that you can take to assess your fall…
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Caleb Diao: Hemorrhage Survivor

Your brain is amazing. No matter who you are, how old you are, what you know or what you don’t know – the complex neurological pathways and network of arteries and veins all working in harmony is almost too much to wrap your head around. When you’re born, all of that awe-inspiring mechanics is bundled…
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Memory Problems

By: Carlton Gass, PhD, ABPP, Neuropsychologist, Tallahassee Memorial Forgetfulness is a very common problem people face. We’ve all been there – forgetting people’s names, forgetting items to buy at the store, forgetting why you entered a room, losing and misplacing things or even getting lost in familiar places. Some people who experience these difficulties are…
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Memory: Let’s Not Forget About It

By: Carlton Gass, PhD, ABPP, Neuropsychologist Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare  Memory problems are among the most common complaints people make to their doctors. What is memory? How does it work? Why does it sometimes NOT work? What can I do about it? Memory is known as the mental capacity of retaining and reviving information from previous…
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Be a Stroke Hero

As you woke up this morning, got out of bed, picked the Tallahassee Democrat up off your porch or logged in online, you were using your brain. The human brain is a fascinating organ with billions of neurons and neuronal connections, called synapses. Normal functioning of these neurons depends on adequate supply of nutrients and…
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