HEALTH RESOURCES

At Auburn Family Medicine, we care about the whole health of you and your family. Our doctor's have compiled healthy eating plans, exercise resources, and  health links to guide you as you live healthy.

HEALTHY LIVING VIDEOS

EXERCISE TIPS

AEROBIC EXERCISE

Since high impact aerobic exercise is often associated with injuries to the spine and joints at the hips and lower extremities, we recommend that our patients pursue lower impact activities like walking, bicycling, using elliptical machines, swimming, using stair master machines or using rowing machines.

 

We recommend that individuals start out slowly and for short lengths of time and gradually increase to faster paces for 30-60 minutes per day. Remember to have an adequate warm up period, cool down period and stretching period. Incorporate this as part of your overall workout program.

 

Also, we recommend a complete physical exam for all patients prior to the initiation of any new exercise regimen.

FEVER TREATMENT

Fever is one way the body fights infections. Viruses and bacteria that cause infections in people do not multiply well when the body temperature is too high. Fevers are only treated when they make the patient feel too uncomfortable.

 

If you develop a fever > 102 Degrees, see a Doctor so that a diagnosis and treatment plan can be made.

Ibuprofen or Tylenol can be used every 6hrs at the appropriate dose per the directions on the bottle. Tylenol doses must be separated by at least 4 hrs Ibuprofen must be separated by at least 6hrs.

 

Sponge baths with LUKE WARM WATER can be helpful also. Do NOT use cold water for sponge baths.

 

If you develop a fever <102deg. medication is optional. First, we recommend that the individual see the doctor so that a diagnosis and treatment plan can be established. Then, to treat the fever, we recommend ibuprofen or Tylenol in the appropriate dose as per the directions on the bottle. Tylenol doses must be separated by at least 4hrs; furthermore, Ibuprofen doses must be separated by at least 6hrs. There is no specific amount of time that a Tylenol dose must be separated from an ibuprofen dose.

NO GUM

NO CHOCOLATE

NO STICK CANDY

NO ALCOHOL

NO CAFFEINE

NO TOBACCO

Elevate head of bed 4 inches

No Eating/Drinking 3 Hours before bed

You may have small amounts of clear liquids frequently for the next 12-24 hours.

  • Water

  • Sprite or 7Up

  

After 12-24 hours, try small amounts of solid foods frequently such as:

  • Dry toast

  • Plain crackers

  • Mashed Potatoes

  • Plain Rice

  • Chicken Noodle Soup

GASTROENTERITIS

RELIEVING HEARTBURN

TIPS FOR REMEMBERING TO TAKE MEDICATIONS

First, always remember to keep medication in a secure location so that children and pets do not accidentally ingest them.  Placing a reminder (eg; a medicine bottle) in a common place, like in front of your toothbrush, will help in taking your medicine regularly.

If the medication is to be taken 3 -4 times a day, watches can be purchased that have alarm settings that can be programmed to remind you of the dosing time at the appropriate dosing intervals.

  •  Keep medication in a secure location away from children and pets

  •  Place a reminder in a common place that will help you remember your medication.

  •  Set an alarm on your Smartphone or tablet to remind you to take your medications

  •  Pill boxes with dots and times are a very convenient way to organize your medications and help you remember to take them.

DISCLAIMER

The information provided on our website is intended for the use of our patients to enhance their quality of life and their general good health. This information is not intended to replace routine health care examinations. This information is strictly intended as an adjunct to the care received from us in our clinic setting in the form of office visits with our physicians. This information is not intended to take the place of office based physician patient interactions.

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