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.
Find out more here.
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.
Our laboratory is licensed to perform highly complex testing, so we can run most tests your South Tabor healthcare provider orders on-site and get your results back faster. Many labs can be performed STAT during your appointment to assist your provider in diagnosing and treating you. Find out more here.
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?
Find more information at this link from the CDC.
New research shows you could live up to 14 years longer by doing just five things.
The study, published in the American Heart Association’s Journal Circulation, found that following these five healthy habits increased longevity for American men and women:
- Quitting smoking
- Keeping a healthy body weight
- Eating a healthy diet
- Regularly exercising
- Drinking in moderation
Read more details here.
South Tabor Family Physicians wants our patients to be antibiotics aware. Do you know the difference between infections caused by #bacteria and the ones caused by #viruses? One can be treated by antibiotics, the other can’t. Take a look at this graphic by the CDC. #BeAntibioticsAware
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.”
South Tabor Family Physicians LLP offers comprehensive medical care for your entire family in the Portland, Oregon area. Our doctors and staff serve you at every stage of life. Evening & weekend hours, on-site laboratory, x-ray, & bone density scanning for your convenience. We also welcome new patients! Check out this page to find out more about our doctors and staff. We hope to see you soon and enjoy the beautiful spring weather!
In honor of Friday the 13th and all things creepy South Tabor Family Physicians was just wondering how many of you realized that more than half of your body is not even human? This is true. “Human cells make up only 43% of the body’s total cell count. The rest are microscopic colonists. Understanding this hidden half of ourselves – our microbiome – is rapidly transforming understanding of diseases from allergy to Parkinson’s.” Read more in this interesting article.