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Latest News


Jun 2018

The Migraine Treatment You Could Be Missing

By: Mireillee Lamourt | Tags: Dr. Gabriel Paulian, Rehabilitation Medicine, Interventional Pain Management

38 million people in the U.S. suffer from migraines, according to Of those 38 million, 11 million people say their disability is due to migraines.

June is Migraine and Headache Awareness month. With so many people suffering from migraines, it seems that we’re pretty aware of the problem. However, according to Dr. Gabriel Paulian of SIMEDHealth’s Rehabilitation Medicine, not all headaches and migraines are the same.


Jun 2018

Understanding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

By: Mireillee Lamourt | Tags: Health Psychology, Psychiatry, Dr. Bernie Marrero

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is becoming a household name. Although this condition is most associated with those who have served in the military, anyone can have PTSD.  This condition affects 7% of the U.S. population (roughly 300 million people). PTSD develops after experiencing a traumatic event, such as a hurricane, car accident, physical or sexual abuse, serious injury, threatened death or a near-death experience.


Jun 2018

Depression: Tips to Help Friends and Family

By: Nicole.Wiesenthal | Tags: Dr. Kristy Quackenbush, Kristy Quackenbush MD, Depression, SIMED Health Psychology, Health Psychology

Many people have dealt with depression or know someone who has struggled with it. This can make everyday tasks difficult to perform and take the fun out of hobbies and passions. Sometimes people may not know what to do, if they should seek help, or if they even have depression. We spoke with SIMED Health Psychologist Dr. Kristy Quackenbush-Orr. She shared tips on how to help friends and family.


Jun 2018

Joyce Hinkle Brings the Great Outdoors to SIMEDHealth’s Lobby

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

Originally from Missouri, Joyce Hinkle moved down to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, in 1973. This meant she was able to spend a lot of time at the beach taking in the sandy, palm-filled landscapes.

Hinkle likes to draw her inspiration from nature and from pictures she takes during her travels. So far she’s been to the Bahamas, St Croix, Mexico, Canada, France, Corsica, Italy, and most of the United States. Each time she returns to pour her inspiration into her artwork.