Category Archives: Pediatrics

Have A Happy, And Safe, Halloween

By: Jillian Weissman, MD, Tallahassee Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program. In order to have a happy, and safe, Halloween, TMH wants to remind you of things to consider before, and during, trick-or-treating! Do: Have your children wear costumes that are easily visible. Unique costumes, brightly colored costumes and reflective tape are ways to ensure that your…
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How to Start the School Year Right

1. Get vaccinated Each member in your family should get vaccinated. Talk to your healthcare provider to find out which ones are recommended and make the best decision for your family. 2. Set bedtimes, and stick to them Sleep is the most important method of prevention. It allows your body to recharge and provide enough energy to fight off any contact with germs. According to David…
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Kid-Friendly Care at Emergency Center – Northeast

What started out as a week of spring break fun ended with a hospital stay for seven-year old Shelby Bassett. “Shelby was visiting my sister in Tampa,” says Meghan Bassett, Shelby’s mom. “My sister called to say Shelby wasn’t feeling well.” Shelby had stubbed her toe at school the week prior and stubbed it again. She had a…
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Peer Pressure 101

It seems to happen overnight. Your little son and daughter, who seemingly just started grammar school, have grown up! They’re teenagers now and suddenly, clothes and the way they look are just as important as music and the latest smartphone. The greatest influences in their lives, their parents and teachers, take a back seat to…
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Splish, Splash and Safety

By: Jillian Weissman, MD, Tallahassee Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program With temperatures heating up, many of us will be jumping into the nearest pool to cool off and relax. Children and parents need to be reminded of the potential dangers that come with summer vacation, most importantly, swimming. Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare wants to remind you…
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Bullying: The Important Conversation

By: Connie L. Speer, MD Recently, bullying has moved from the shadows into the light. Schools have become aggressive in their policies related to student to student bullying. Bullying is no longer treated by looking the other way. Instead, it is being addressed directly by parents, often reporting it to school authorities and law enforcement.…
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Midnight Musings of a Exercise Physiologist

I’ve spent most of my life in the fitness industry, either as a consumer, an exercise science student or as a working professional. What follows are thoughts and ideas that have rattled around in my head, in some cases, for decades. (They are too brief to devote an entire post.) I hope you find something…
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Sweater Weather – The Perfect Time of Year for Outdoor Family Fun

With the heat behind us, it’s time to throw on a sweater, grab your family and head outside! The crisp winter weather is perfect for interactive activities that will help you lead a healthier lifestyle and to get children off the couch, away from the computer and in tune with Mother Nature. With the latest…
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How Ear Infections Stress the Family

By: Duncan Postma, M.D. [caption id="attachment_7834" align="alignright" width="150"] Dr. Duncan Postma is a board certified ENT physician at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare.[/caption] If baby ain’t happy, momma ain’t happy; and if momma ain’t happy, the family will be a mess of stress.  It’s 2:00 in the morning and your two-year-old child is hot, screaming and has…
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