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.”
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.”
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.
Most cases of melanoma, the deadliest kind of skin cancer, are caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays. To lower your skin cancer risk, protect your skin from the sun and avoid indoor tanning. Here are some other basic tips and more resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: