South Tabor Family Physicians is committed to helping keep our patients aware and educated.
Helping to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia is more important than ever. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, a group of disorders that impairs mental functioning. This short video presents a few important facts and figures about the disease in an easy to share format.
It’s great weather this weekend to get outside and possibly visit a natural space.
Being outside is important to our health! Lucky for us we live in an area with many places to choose from. Check out this listing of local Gardens in Portland. Here are a few reasons why being outside and in nature is beneficial to our health:
“Healthy for Good is a revolutionary movement to inspire you to create lasting change in your health and your life, one small step at a time. The approach is simple: Eat smart. Add color. Move more. Be well.
You don’t need a guilt trip. We know you know. You want to be Healthy for Good. And we’re here to help. We’ll keep you on track with shareable tips, videos and hacks.”
Every 40 seconds, someone, somewhere in the world, dies by suicide.
For people with severe depression, it is not uncommon to think about suicide. Suicides are preventable. It is okay to talk about suicide. Asking about suicide does not provoke the act of suicide. It often reduces anxiety and helps people feel understood.
Find out more here.
The National Weather Service is forecasting temperatures will remain in the mid 90s through the weekend, peaking Sunday, July 29th with highs nearing 100.
Seniors are most vulnerable to prolonged heat exposure, in part because they perspire less, a function that cools the body.
Our laboratory is licensed to perform highly complex testing, so we can run most tests your South Tabor healthcare provider orders on-site and get your results back faster. Many labs can be performed STAT during your appointment to assist your provider in diagnosing and treating you. Find out more here.
Learn about heat-related illness and how to stay cool and safe in hot weather. Those who are at highest risk include people 65 and older, children younger than two, and people with chronic diseases or mental illness. Closely monitor people who depend on you for their care and ask these questions:
- Are they drinking enough water?
- Do they have access to air conditioning?
- Do they need help keeping cool?
Find more information at this link from the CDC.
New research shows you could live up to 14 years longer by doing just five things.
The study, published in the American Heart Association’s Journal Circulation, found that following these five healthy habits increased longevity for American men and women:
- Quitting smoking
- Keeping a healthy body weight
- Eating a healthy diet
- Regularly exercising
- Drinking in moderation
Read more details here.
South Tabor Family Physicians wants our patients to be antibiotics aware. Do you know the difference between infections caused by #bacteria and the ones caused by #viruses? One can be treated by antibiotics, the other can’t. Take a look at this graphic by the CDC. #BeAntibioticsAware
This post reminder graphic is specific to men – but regular checkups are a must for your entire family. South Tabor Family Physicians LLP offers comprehensive medical care for in the Portland, Oregon area. Our doctors and staff serve you at every stage of life. “For your car and your body, regular checkups are a must. Talk to your doctor and get control of your health.”