An “Attitude of Gratitude” is not just a saying, it is also scientifically proven to be good for your well being. Some of the benefits of making a practice out of counting your blessings are more positive emotions, sleeping better, expressing more compassion and kindness – and even having stronger immune systems!
So how does one hone your gratitude skills? Here are a few ideas: You can keep a journal with things you are grateful for. You can jot down what you are thankful for and put it in a jar. You can also just practice noticing new things to be grateful for every day — and make it a part of your healthy habits.
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.”
The Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention and Care’s report identifies nine risk factors in early, mid- and late life that increase the likelihood of developing dementia. About 35 percent of dementia — one in three cases — is attributable to these risk factors, the report says.
By increasing education in early life and addressing hearing loss, hypertension and obesity in midlife, the incidence of dementia could be reduced by as much as 20 percent, combined. Read more from this article here.
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!
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:
South Tabor Family Physicians wants to remind and encourage men to schedule a physical and receive preventive care services this June.
Men are typically 70% less likely to go to the doctor than women. Seven out of 10 deaths among Americans each year are from chronic diseases (such as cancer and heart disease), and almost one out of every two adults has at least one chronic illness, many of which are preventable.
Preventive healthcare is important! Give us a call today, 503-261-7200!
South Tabor Family Physicians wants to remind you that this is a great time of year to renew your commitment to a healthy, active lifestyle.
For ideas on how to bring more activity into your life, check out this link: https://www.hhs.gov/fitness/index.html
We live in an amazing area for exploring the outdoors. Many places are accessible and just as beautiful, even when the weather is wet.
Check out our Japanese Gardens (https://japanesegarden.org/).
Forest Park is great for a walk or run with a friend too. (https://www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/finder/index.cfm?action=ViewPark&PropertyID=127)
Did you know that your body is designed to get the vitamin D it needs by producing it when your bare skin is exposed to sunlight? You can’t get the right amount of vitamin D your body needs from food so you need supplements or some sun exposure!
* Remember, always be sensible when it comes to sun exposure. Never get a sunburn; always protect your face; but do expose your arms, legs, abdomen, and/or back. The optimal amount of sun you need depends upon your skin type, location, time of day, and season.
Interesting fact: Unlike humans, cats can’t make vitamin D in the sun, so they must get the nutrient from food. At the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, a study of 99 pet cats found that higher vitamin D levels in food helped the felines recover from virtually any type of illness. However, too much vitamin D can be toxic to cats, so stick to food-based sources of the vitamin.
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.