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Feeling Thankful is Good for your Health!

Feeling Thankful is Good for your Health!

Did you know that being grateful and feeling thankful are good for your health? There are some great reasons to be extra thankful at Thanksgiving and year round! In fact, studies show that feeling Grateful can give you a healthier heart. “One recent study from the University of California San Diego’s School of Medicine found that people who were more grateful actually had better heart health, specifically less inflammation and healthier heart rhythms.” Find out more at this article. (links to: http://www.today.com/health/be-thankful-science-says-gratitude-good-your-health-t58256 )

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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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