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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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What’s in your garden?

What’s in your garden?

South Tabor Family Physicians knows that there are many different ways to get outside and enjoy the nice summer weather. Many people are enjoying their gardens and fresh produce this time of year. If that is you, what are you growing in your garden this year? Have you learned anything new that might be helpful to others? How about favorite recipes with fresh garden veggies? Share away in the comments on our Facebook page here!

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Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States.

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States.

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:

  • Seek shade, especially during midday hours.
  • Cover up with clothing to protect exposed skin.
  • Wear a hat with a wide brim to shade the face, head, ears, and neck.
  • Wear sunglasses that wrap around and block as close to 100% of both UVA and UVB rays as possible.
  • Use sunscreen with broad spectrum (UVA and UVB) protection and a sun protection factor (SPF) 15 or higher.
  • Remember to reapply sunscreen at least every 2 hours and after swimming, sweating, or toweling off.
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We appreciate our patients!

We appreciate our patients!

Below are two examples of some of the great reviews South Tabor Family Medical has received! If you would like to submit your own testimonial, we would love to hear from you. Select this link to do so now!

Been going here for approx 2-3 years now. Love all the staff I have dealt with. Starting to feel comfortable w my doc now and I am happy that I finally found family doctor and pain management under the same roof. Always return my calls quick and easy sweet friendly gals and employees. Thanks everyone!:)” – Jennifer N.

This is a great group of people.  Professional, knowledgeable, and great about asking the right questions.  From nurses to MD staff, everyone is thoughtful, and I don’t feel hurried and rushed out the door!” – Lisa R.

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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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January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

The United States Congress designated January as Cervical Health Awareness Month. During January, NCCC and its many local chapters across the country highlight issues related to cervical cancer, HPV disease and the importance of early detection. While NCCC chapters host events throughout the year, January is a month with a special focus as chapters celebrate Cervical Health Awareness Month and work to spread the word in the communities. More here: http://www.nccc-online.org/hpvcervical-cancer/cervical-health-awareness-month/

“Chances are you’re familiar with at least one of these well-known health awareness observances. But did you know the calendar is full of special months, weeks, and days that raise awareness for a variety of important health issues and conditions? They’re dates where people with certain health conditions, their loved ones, advocacy organizations, and support groups rally around a common cause: health. Educational, fundraising, and support events are often held during these times. January includes:

  • Cervical Health Awareness Month
  • National Birth Defects Prevention Month
  • National Glaucoma Awareness Month
  • National Radon Action Month
  • National Stalking Awareness Month
  • Thyroid Awareness Month
  • National Winter Sports TBI Awareness Month
  • National Folic Acid Awareness Week (first full week of January)
  • National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (last week of January)

 Source – http://www.healthline.com/health/directory-awareness-months

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Year after year we make resolutions around this time. Exercising regularly, eating better and giving up smoking can cut heart disease risk by 80 percent, diabetes risk by 90 percent and cancer risk by 50 percent, according to the Harvard Nurses’ Health Study. Here are some tips that include some simple things you can do to help put you on a better track towards health: Wear a pedometer and aim for 30 minutes a day of brisk walking. Try eating fish at least two times a week. Drink more water. Aim for at least 8 hours of sleep each night. Decrease your sugar intake. Don’t focus on dieting, focus on eating better and not over eating. Try to limit snacking when you may be bored vs. actually hungry. Focus some of your energy doing something kind for others. Spend more time doing things you love or start spending some time learning something new that you have always wanted to try.

Make it a wonderful new year!

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November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

 

Go Purple with a Purpose for Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness and Caregivers Month. President Ronald Reagan designated November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month in 1983. At the time, fewer than 2 million Americans had Alzheimer’s; today, the number of people with the disease has soared to nearly 5.4 million. Learn some of the early signs and more about this disease here.

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Flu Season Ahead!

Flu Season Ahead!

Q. When is the best time to get a flu shot? 

A. NOW!

Flu shots, or Influenza vaccines, are vaccines that protect against influenza. A new version of the vaccine is developed twice a year as the influenza virus rapidly changes.

Both the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends nearly all people over the age of 6 months get the vaccine yearly. This is especially true for pregnant women, children between six months and five years of age, those with other health problems, and those who work in healthcare.

Call South Tabor Family Medical and make an appointment today!

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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.

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