Tag: Wellness

  1. All Hands on Handwashing

    Posted By: SFM

    Are Your Hands Clean? Hand washing is one of the simplest things we can do to stay healthy everyday. Experts agree that hand washing is one of the easiest and most effective ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). When should you wash your hands? According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and […]

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  2. When Can Antibiotics Be Used?

    Posted By: SFM

    When we’re sick, we want something to make us feel better as quickly as possible. And when someone you love is sick, we’ll do anything to help them feel better. Often, we think antibiotics are the answer and may become frustrated when our providers don’t rush to write us a prescription. What is an Antibiotic? […]

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  3. How To Be Sun Safe This Summer

    Posted By: SFM

    It’s finally summer in Washington! This means the sun is beginning to peek around the clouds to give us bright and sunny days. But with the extra sunshine, you may be more at risk for skin diseases caused by the sun. We’ve compiled expert tips from Cancer.net, Cancer.org, and Skincancer.org on how you can protect […]

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  4. What to Know About the Measles

    Posted By: SFM

    Due to the recent measles outbreak in the Puget Sound and around Washington state, Sound Family Medicine wants to keep you and your family healthy and happy and avoid getting (or spreading) the measles. Here are the top things you need to know about the measles, according to the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department. Measles is […]

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  5. Eat Good, Feel Good

    Posted By: SFM

    Having good nutrition is a key part in being healthy. Losing weight, building muscle, and feeling energized are just some of the benefits that come with having a balanced diet. In honor of National Nutrition Month, we’ve compiled some tips and resources to help you eat and feel good. Using the Food Groups There are […]

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  6. Best Yoga Apps on the Market

    Posted By: SFM

    Needing a little zen in your life? Look no further, we’ve compiled our favorite yoga apps to help you feel a little less “ugh” and a little more “om”. Yoga Studio Yoga Studio is one of the more popular apps on the market because of its high-quality videos and different programs. The app can teach […]

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  7. 10 Ways to Drink More Water

    Posted By: SFM

    If you’re like us, you probably feel as though you could be drinking more water every day. The benefits of drinking water are numerous: increased energy, clearer skin, prevents headaches, helps weight loss. So how can you start drinking more water? Here are 10 tips to be quenched in no time. Correlate drinking water with […]

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  8. 10 Things We Bet You Didn’t Know About the Flu

    Posted By: SFM

    With flu season just around the corner, test your knowledge on what you did and didn’t know about the flu. The word flu comes from the Italian word influenza which means influence Our favorite Italian words are pizza and pasta, but this is pretty cool! The flu can be spread by breathing That’s right, a […]

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  9. What to Expect from Your Pharmacy

    Posted By: SFM

    There are a lot of steps involved for your newly prescribed medicine to be filled at your pharmacy, from ensuring its safety, to billing insurance, to refilling it later. To help you feel best prepared at the pharmacy and to simplify the process, here is what you should expect from your pharmacy. Before the Pharmacy: […]

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  10. Oral Health Provides More Comprehensive Care for our Diabetic Patients

    Posted By: SFM

    Earlier this year, Sound Family Medicine partnered with Qualis Health to pilot a new care management strategy to provide more comprehensive care for our diabetic patients. In partnership with Dr. Marc Aversa, Dr. Edward Pullen, Dr. Garrett Jeffery and our Sunrise location, we found that integrating oral health into our diabetic care planning had a […]

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  11. The Cold vs. the Flu: Dr. Aversa Explains on KOMO News Radio

    Posted By: SFM

    Sound Family Medicine’s Medical Director, Dr. Marc Aversa, helped answer the question that many of us tend to ask this time of the year – do I have the cold or the flu? In his interview during KOMO Radio’s “Health Talk” segment, he explained to listeners how to determine the difference and what to do […]

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  12. What You Need to Know About This Year’s Flu Vaccine

    Posted By: SFM

    Tracie Jefferson, PA of our Sunrise clinic shares what you need to know to prepare for this year’s flu season. It’s almost here… Before we realize what has happened summer will be fading into a memory. Children will be returning to school, Sunday afternoons will be filled with football, and the leaves will start to […]

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  13. Choosing Wisely: Understanding options in healthcare decision making

    Posted By: SFM

    Sound Family Medicine understands that your time, resources and health are all extremely important which is why we’re joining the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation’s Choosing Wisely initiative to promote conversations between providers and patients by helping patients choose care that is: Supported by evidence Not duplicative of other tests or procedures already received […]

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  14. Help Prevent the Flu from Getting You

    Posted By: SFM

    Did you know that the flu vaccine can keep you from getting flu, make flu less severe if you do get it and keep you from spreading flu to your family and other people? According to the Centers for Disease Control, it’s estimated that about 6.6 million flu-related illnesses were prevented in 2013 by the flu […]

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  15. Battling Seasonal Allergies in the Pacific Northwest

    Posted By: SFM

    Spring and summer in the Pacific Northwest… the sun is shining, the birds are singing and the flowers are blooming. Unfortunately, that pesky pollen is also out, wreaking havoc on your eyes, nose, ears and throat. Some people have come to just accept their seasonal allergy symptoms and have given up on any hope of […]

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