Paragon Orthopedic Center hopes you’re surrounded with love and your favorite things this season. If you’ve been in the clinic this week, our staff took a break from scrubs and have been giving our patients reasons to smile. Here is a sampling!
Paragon Orthopedic Center would like to educate you about some medicines that can do serious damage to your bones. The three main categories are: antacids, antidepressants, and corticosteroids. You might be taking one of these for very good reasons, but when you know the possible damage these medications can do to your bone health, you can take steps to reduce their deleterious effects. Here is an article with a list of the medications in these categories, describes how they harm bones, and even provides videos that go into more detail.
The weather is cool in Southern Oregon, so bundle up to go out and enjoy some of the activities in Grants Pass this holiday season! From performances to shopping to bazaars, the visitgrantspass.com website has great ideas. Paragon Orthopedic Center wants to encourage you to be active in whatever way brings you joy during this month of celebration! And don’t forget to walk the dog!
We at Paragon Orthopedic Center care not only about your bone health, but about your mental health as well. The holidays can be a challenging time for some. The Mayo Clinic has a list of 10 tips to avoid holiday stress:
- Acknowledge the feelings you’re having this year
- Reach out
- Be realistic
- Set aside differences
- Stick to a budget
- Plan ahead
- Learn to say no
- Don’t abandon healthy habits
- Take a breather
- Seek professional help, if needed
Check out the article for more details on each tip here:
Stress, depression and the holidays: Tips for coping – Mayo Clinic