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Five Life Extending Habits!

Five Life Extending Habits!

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:

  1. Quitting smoking
  2. Keeping a healthy body weight
  3. Eating a healthy diet
  4. Regularly exercising
  5. Drinking in moderation

Read more details here.

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Regular Checkups Are Important!

Regular Checkups Are Important!

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.”

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Ready or not – Flu season is coming!

Ready or not – Flu season is coming!

South Tabor Family Physicians wants to remind you to come in and get your flu shot soon.

While everyone can benefit, there are special benefits with immunizing children and adolescents. According to the Journal of American Medicine: “Children and adolescents appear to play an important role in the transmission of influenza. Selectively vaccinating youngsters against influenza may interrupt virus transmission and protect those not immunized.”

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Nine ways to reduce your dementia risk

Nine ways to reduce your dementia risk

The Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention and Care’s report identifies nine risk factors in early, mid- and late life that increase the likelihood of developing dementia. About 35 percent of dementia — one in three cases — is attributable to these risk factors, the report says.

By increasing education in early life and addressing hearing loss, hypertension and obesity in midlife, the incidence of dementia could be reduced by as much as 20 percent, combined. Read more from this article here.

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June is Men’s Health Month!

June is Men’s Health Month!

South Tabor Family Physicians wants to remind and encourage men to schedule a physical and receive preventive care services this June.

Men are typically 70% less likely to go to the doctor than women. Seven out of 10 deaths among Americans each year are from chronic diseases (such as cancer and heart disease), and almost one out of every two adults has at least one chronic illness, many of which are preventable.

Preventive healthcare is important! Give us a call today, 503-261-7200!

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World Heath Day Friday April 7th!

World Heath Day Friday April 7th!

The World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on 7 April, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO).

In 1948, the WHO held the First World Health Assembly. The Assembly decided to celebrate 7 April of each year, with effect from 1950, as the World Health Day. The World Health Day is held to mark WHO’s founding, and is seen as an opportunity by the organization to draw worldwide attention to a subject of major importance to global health each year. The WHO organizes international, regional and local events on the Day related to a particular theme. http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2017/world-health-day/en/

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Brain Awareness Week!

Brain Awareness Week!

Brain Awareness Week is March 14th-20th

Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is a global campaign, started by the Dana Foundation, to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. BAW is a key outreach activity for SfN members who will be hosting a variety of brain-related events March 14-20, 2016.

By Society for Neuroscience

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