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May 2018

Sleep Troubles? It May Be Your Sleep Hygiene

By: Mireillee Lamourt | Tags: Sleep Center, Sleep Medicine, Galina Bogorodskaya MD

We all know what it feels like when you don’t get enough sleep. You’re sluggish, yawning, drowsy and reaching for an extra cup of coffee throughout the day. Although for some of us, the sleep troubles don’t stop there.

According to SIMEDHealth’s medical director for sleep medicine, Dr. Galina Bogorodskaya, it may not be that you’re not getting enough sleep, but rather you’re not getting enough good sleep.


May 2018

GFAA Arranges New Gallery and Features New Artist, Linda Leherman

By: Mireillee Lamourt | Tags: GFAA, Gainesville Fine Arts Association, Artist of the Month

When you stop into the SIMEDHealth 4343 building, light shines through the stained glass artwork hanging in the windows. You’ll notice frames of all shapes; sizes and colors line the staircase.

A painting of a dancer watching a performance from the wings of a theater is featured on the largest frame. A watercolor painting of a set of mason jars hangs beside it, followed by a painting of Sandhill cranes flying over a marsh at sunset.


May 2018

Summer Time Tips to Ease Arthritis

By: Mireillee Lamourt | Tags: Dr. Tina Brar, Arthritis Center

Normally presented in the form of joint swelling, stiffness, and pain, arthritis affects 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. and is the leading cause of disability. Not only is May arthritis awareness month, but it’s also the beginning of a season for summer travels and family activities.

Here Dr. Tina Brar, of SIMEDHealth Rheumatology, provides us with some tips on how to best manage symptoms to make the most of your summer.

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May 2018

SIMEDHealth Team Members Walk Over 1,000 Miles!

By: Mireillee Lamourt | Tags: Fitness Festival

SIMEDHealth has always encouraged and incentivized its employees to live healthier lives. For the past 5 years, the Family Fitness Festival has helped to emphasize this.

The SIMEDHealth Fitness Festival took place on World Health Day this year and is a day full of walking, running, biking or rollerblading for SIMEDHealth employees and their families, friends, and pets at the Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail.


May 2018

Do You Know the Warning Signs of Meningitis?

By: Mireillee Lamourt | Tags: Calvin Martin MD, Dr. Calvin Martin, First Care Urgent Care, Urgent Care

Meningitis is one of the 10 leading causes of death with over 1.2 million worldwide cases and 135,000 deaths per year.

But what exactly is meningitis and what should you know about it? 

“There is a protective lining of tissue around the brain and spinal cord called the meninges. Meningitis is inflammation of these tissues,” said Dr. Calvin Martin of SIMEDHealth Urgent Care.