This week was the National Handwashing Awareness Week! Remember to wash your hands to prevent the spread of dangerous microbes!
“While we are taught as youngsters to wash our hands before dinner but it’s important to remember that germs don’t care what time of day it is.
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.
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.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and it is a fact that Breast Cancer can happen to any of us. We want to help each other by spreading the word that prevention is the key for fighting this. By women helping women, we all become one, we all have a mom, a sister, an aunt or a person who we know and by spreading the word could make a difference.
South Tabor Family Physicians is committed to helping keep our patients aware and educated.
Helping to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia is more important than ever. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, a group of disorders that impairs mental functioning. This short video presents a few important facts and figures about the disease in an easy to share format.
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:
“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.”