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It’s time for your flu shot

It’s time for your flu shot

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.

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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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