This week was the National Handwashing Awareness Week! Remember to wash your hands to prevent the spread of dangerous microbes!
“While we are taught as youngsters to wash our hands before dinner but it’s important to remember that germs don’t care what time of day it is.
South Tabor Family Physicians encourage everyone to get the flu shot to protect themselves and others from getting sick. The Flu vaccine prevents tens of thousands of hospitalizations each year. There are many myths on this topic and the CDC has a page dedicated to this subject. Select here to read more. Here is some of that information:
” Do I really need a flu vaccine every year?
Yes. CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for just about everyone 6 months and older, even when the viruses the vaccine protects against have not changed from the previous season. The reason for this is that a person’s immune protection from vaccination declines over time, so an annual vaccination is needed to get the “optimal” or best protection against the flu.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and it is a fact that Breast Cancer can happen to any of us. We want to help each other by spreading the word that prevention is the key for fighting this. By women helping women, we all become one, we all have a mom, a sister, an aunt or a person who we know and by spreading the word could make a difference.
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.
“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.
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.”