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It’s not too late for that flu shot

It’s not too late for that flu shot

” We all know the old English proverb: “It’s better late than never.” But believe it or not, the saying does hold true when it comes to your annual flu shot.

Infectious disease expert Susan Rehm, MD, says it’s wise for people to get the vaccine whenever they can because there’s really no way to know for sure what type of flu season is ahead. The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older receive a flu vaccine.

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Don’t wait till the new year!

Don’t wait till the new year!

Why wait for the new year to ensure you are getting the right amount of activity? The Holidays are here – and so are all those extra tempting sweets. By committing to fit in just 2.5 hours a week of  exercise –  you can reduce your stress, make huge strides towards your overall health and you might be able to take that extra cookie without having to loosen your belt by the new year!

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Get your sleep!

Get your sleep!

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.

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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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