Category: Wellness

  1. How To Be Sun Safe This Summer

    August 8, 2019

    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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  2. What to Know About the Measles

    May 31, 2019

    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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  3. 10 Ways to Drink More Water

    December 10, 2018

    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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  4. 4 Tools to Help You Keep Your Vaccines on Track

    November 19, 2018

    Posted By: SFM

    Vaccinations are confusing. Who needs them? Why get them? When should you get them? To help clear things up, here are four tools to help you vaccinate with confidence. Vaccines On the Go: What You Should Know This is a free mobile app available for download on Android or Apple devices with many different features […]

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  5. What Does Family Medicine Mean?

    November 6, 2018

    Posted By: SFM

    Family medicine seems like a very broad term, so what exactly does it mean and what does that mean for you, as a patient? Here are 6 fast facts about what family means to us: Family physicians work with any patient of any age Family medicine doctors are equipped to work with any family member […]

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  6. 10 Things We Bet You Didn’t Know About the Flu

    October 23, 2018

    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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  7. What to Expect from Your Pharmacy

    October 16, 2018

    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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  8. Who Spreads the Flu? You Spread the Flu!

    September 4, 2018

    Posted By: SFM

    Everyone knows that the flu is contagious and that it’s very easy to become infected. But did you know that by not following the procedures to eliminate the flu, you’re helping spread it? Here are 6 ways you are helping the flu without even knowing. You didn’t wash your hands the right way Washing your […]

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  9. Safe Medications for Pregnant Women

    August 10, 2018

    Posted By: SFM

    Pregnancy raises a lot of questions, and a big one is “what kinds of medications are safe to take?” We know that your health and the health of your baby is of the utmost importance, so to help simplify your pregnancy, here’s our helpful chart to know which medications are and are not safe* to […]

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  10. Baby’s First Year Milestones

    July 23, 2018

    Posted By: SFM

    Your baby’s first year is a big one, both for you and for her! So what should you expect at each developmental stage from your newborn? Sound Family Medicine is here to help answer the tough questions about each stage and let you know what to expect from us during each phase, specifically at her […]

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  11. Let’s Get Physical(s)!

    June 25, 2018

    Posted By: SFM

    Back to school is full of fun moments: school supply shopping, clothing sales, first day haircuts, and the annual sports physical. The fall season can be stressful but Sound Family Medicine is here to lighten the load and help you start September right. You can call and make an appointment or hop over to one […]

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  12. 16 Reasons You May Need A Walk-In Clinic This Summer

    June 25, 2018

    Posted By: SFM

    Everyone loves fun in the sun, but sometimes summer can be too fun. Don’t worry, we’ve compiled a list of reasons why our walk-in clinics are open early mornings, late evenings and during the weekend to care for you: You had too much fun rolling in the grass, causing you to get stung by a […]

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  13. Mumps: Tracie Jefferson Explains on KOMO News Radio

    January 4, 2018

    Posted By: SFM

    In 2017, Washington state had over 400 confirmed cases of the mumps. Sound Family Medicine’s Tracie Jefferson, PA, spoke with KOMO News Radio’s “Health Talk” about what you need to know about prevention and treatment. Below is an audio clip as well as the transcript of the interview which aired February 12th, 2017. KOMO News Radio […]

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  14. A Guide to Your Child’s Oral Health

    March 31, 2017

    Posted By: SFM

    Oral health is very important to your child’s overall wellness which is why Sound Family Medicine providers have partnered with Light Dental Studios to put the mouth back in family medicine care. Check out the guide below for what you need to know now to help your child begin a healthy oral health routine. Your Baby’s […]

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

    December 28, 2016

    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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