South Tabor Family Physicians want to remind everyone how important it is to your health to get good sleep. “Insufficient sleep is linked to an increased risk for the development of Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. Good sleep habits (sometimes referred to as “sleep hygiene”) can help you get a good night’s sleep.More
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.More
“Should you eat eggs? What type of cooking oil should you use? Is yogurt actually a good source of protein? Is some fat really good for you? With all of the conflicting information out there, you may find it difficult to know what foods make up a healthy diet.More
South Tabor Family Physicians is committed to helping educate our patients. Every day it seems like there are new health claims on the internet.More
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:More
“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.”More
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.More
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.More
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?