ST. PAUL, MINN. – Oct. 8, 2019 – United Family Medicine (UFM) CEO Melissa Parker will leave her role to focus on a new career opportunity, and UFM board member Ann Nyakundi will serve as interim CEO while the board searches for a permanent replacement. Nyakundi will leave the board and transition to her interim CEO role effective Oct. 29, and Parker will depart Oct. 30.
Free for the whole family! Join us August 8th as we celebrate our unique West 7th community and National Health Center Week.
Listen to live music from local bands. Walk through a giant super colon. Eat food from delicious food trucks or free tastings from local vendors. Witness fire fighters rappel off the roof in an emergency evacuation demo, free face painting and wacky hair, bounce house obstacle course races, and plenty of other family friendly activities. Dunk your favorite UFM provider or staff member in the Dunk-A-Doc Dunk Tank. Blood pressure and glucose checks will be offered free! Learn bike safety at the bike rodeo and win a new bike helmet.
Delicious food, live music, family fun, FREE dental cleanings and FREE blood pressure checks! That’s what you’ll find at United Family Medicine’s third annual Healthy West 7th Block Party, presented by The Language Banc, Thursday, August 16th, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at 1026 West 7th Street in Saint Paul. Together with neighborhood businesses and organizations, United Family Medicine is committed to building and supporting the growing vibrancy and health of our unique West 7th neighborhood.
Proper sleep is vital to a number of body functions. During sleep, memories are formed and hormones that help repair and regenerate your body are released. Hormones relating to stress and hunger are also regulated by sleep. The amount of sleep a person needs varies, but typically an adult will need around 7-9 hours for ideal daytime functioning and health.
Difficulty sleeping (falling asleep, waking up from sleep, etc.) is a common concern – some surveys have shown that up to 60% of adults report difficulty sleeping a few or more nights per week. The loss of even as little as one hour of sleep has been shown to decrease reaction time, impair concentration, and worsen decision making capabilities. Chronic sleep deprivation has been associated with mood disturbances, depressed immune system function resulting in increased risk of infections, increased risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, mood disorders, and memory loss.
It is easy in an age of never ending internet access to be completely overwhelmed with news of all the things that are happening. Scary things, interesting things, and unimportant things. Social Media options are so tantalizing! Does it ever feel like you have too many things to think about and not enough time to do so? Do you feel overwhelmed and unable to get it all done? There is something about having too much to think about and limited time and when I don’t have the time to digest the flood of information, I get pretty stressed out. Come to think of it, when I have too many things to do and not enough time to do it, I rush. I don’t plan well. Just thinking about the upcoming holidays, family get-togethers, and chores I need to do around my apartment- I can feel the rising panic. Sure, we could say that I have a lot of time to do this now, if I plan well. Unfortunately, extra time is a tricky thing to find in our schedules. We work, have other obligations, care for family members, and those that use public transportation spend a lot of the extra time getting from place to place. Kids have appointments. Time off is a precious commodity, if there is any left after sick days!