Category Archives: Neurology

Aging or Alzheimer’s?

Understanding the difference between common aging symptoms and serious medical conditions. By Siddharth Sehgal, MD, TMH Neurologist and Tripti Bhaskar, PhD, TMH Clinical Psychologist “The other day I forgot to get my clothes from the dryer; I realized two days later that the clothes were still there. Is this a sign of Alzheimer’s disease, or is this just part of getting old?" I hear…
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Know the Controllable Risk Factors of Stroke

By: Muhammad Siddiqi, M.D. [caption id="attachment_14414" align="alignright" width="150"] Dr. Muhammad Siddiqi is a neurologist at the Tallahassee Memorial Stroke Center. For more information about stroke care available at Tallahassee Memorial, visit www.tmh.org/neuroscience.[/caption] May is National Stroke Awareness Month. Across the nation, organizations are working to increase awareness about stroke, the signs and symptoms and the…
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Reducing the Pain and Duration of Shingles

By: Vildan Mullin, M.D. and Joshua Fuhrmeister, M.D. Pain Management Division of the Tallahassee Neurological Clinic Herpes zoster, or shingles, is a common, painful eruption of blisters that most commonly occurs in the thoracic area, or trunk, of the body.  The second most common site of this painful disease is the face. The shingles rash…
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Stroke: Time is Brain – Know the Warning Signs

By: Siddharth Sehgal, MD [caption id="attachment_6076" align="alignright" width="150"] Siddharth Sehgal, MD, is a board-certified neurologist in the Tallahassee Memorial NeuroScience Center.[/caption] It is estimated that someone experiences a stroke once every 45 seconds in the U.S. Despite being the fourth leading cause of death in America, fewer than one in five Americans can recognize the…
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Holidays See Rise in Head Injuries

[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] By: Sam Ashoo, MD, Medical Director Bixler Emergency Center Once again, we are blessed with the Christmas season. As we spend time purchasing and receiving gifts for ourselves and our children,…
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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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