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.
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.
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.”
Just a friendly reminder from South Tabor Family Physicians that it is always a good time to make an appointment so that you are regularly seen by your health care provider! Call us today at 503-261-7200 or visit our web site for more information.
Rhonda received her Bachelor of Nursing from Loma Linda University. After graduation she gained experience in a wide variety of settings: intensive care, home health, and an Ecuadorian jungle clinic. Yes, she speaks some Spanish.
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:
South Tabor Family Medical wants to remind you that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is so important that you are screened. We can help facilitate scheduling your appointment or you can also contact your preferred imaging specialist. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States (other than skin cancer). But millions of women are surviving the disease thanks in part to early detection and improvements in treatment. Call and make your appointment today 503.261.7200.