June is Men’s Health Month

Goal of Men’s Health Month

The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This month gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury. The response has been overwhelming with thousands of awareness activities in the USA and around the globe.

Memorial Day !!!

“Thank you” to all who have served our country. We are forever grateful to all our Veterans and
their families!
From: All of us at Rainier Orthopedic Institute

May is National Osteoporosis Awareness Month

The National Osteoporosis Foundation estimates that 54 million Americans 50 years of age and older are affected by osteoporosis and low bone mass. Sometimes called brittle bone disease. Each year, 1 in 3 adults 65 yrs and older falls. Less than half mention these falls to their health care Providers. These falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries increasing the risk of early death.
Please check with your Health care Provider to see if you should have a Bone Density test for early detection of osteoporosis and treatment.

Spring is here! April is Alcohol Awareness Month!

Drinking too much alcohol increases people’s risk of injuries, violence, drowning, liver disease, and some types of cancer.
The good news? We can all do our part to prevent alcohol misuse or abuse.
Spread the word about strategies for preventing alcohol misuse or abuse and encourage communities, families, and individuals to get involved.

How can Alcohol Awareness Month make a difference?
We can use this month to raise awareness about alcohol abuse and take action to prevent it, both at home and in the community.

Here are just a few ideas:

Encourage friends or family members to make small changes, like keeping track of their drinking and setting drinking limits.
Share tips with parents to help them talk with their kids about the risks of alcohol use.
Ask doctors and nurses to talk to their patients about the benefits of drinking less or quitting

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

How can Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month make a difference?
We can use this month to raise awareness about colorectal cancer and take action toward prevention. Communities, organizations, families, and individuals can get involved and spread the word.

Here are just a few ideas:

1. Encourage families to get active together – exercise may help reduce the risk of colorectal cancer.
2. Talk to family, friends, and people in your community about the importance of getting screened for colorectal cancer starting at age 50.
3. Ask doctors and nurses to talk to patients age 50 and older about the importance of getting screened.

February – American Heart Month

How can American Heart Month make a difference?
We can use this month to raise awareness about heart disease and how people can prevent it — both at home and in the community.

Here are just a few ideas:

1. Encourage families to make small changes, like using spices to season their food instead of salt.
2. Motivate teachers and administrators to make physical activity a part of the school day. This can help students start good habits early.
3. Ask doctors and nurses to be leaders in their communities by speaking out about ways to prevent heart disease.

Happy New Year!

Hope all of you enjoyed the Holiday season! Would like to remind you that it is not too late to get your flu vaccine. Please see your Primary Care Physician or Pharmacy.
Wishing you and your families a healthy New Year!
~The ROI Providers and Staff

2016- Annual Total Joint Luncheon – August 31st

Hope you are all having a wonderful summer! For our Patients who had a Total Joint replacement this past year- We will be having our
annual Total Joint Luncheon this year on Wednesday, August 31st. This event is always one that we really look forward to as we celebrate
with our patient’s their accomplishments this past year! It will be held at the Pioneer Pavilion in Puyallup.
Please watch your mail for our invitations that will be going out on July 22nd!
Look forward to seeing many of you then!

Welcome Rosie Abecassis, PA-C

We will be adding a new Physician’s Assistant to our Rainier Ortho Family! Rosie Abecassis has over 6 years experience as a Physician’s Assistant and
over 11 years of experience in the medical field.
She will be accepting new patients this fall! Welcome Rosie!