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Portland's Health

September 02, 2015

Hospitalists provide a key healthcare service

by Scott Keith
There’s probably a good reason your primary care physician arrives in your exam room 15 minutes late. Doctors struggle each day to spend an adequate amount of time with each patient. When a patient is sent to the hospital, an ongoing doctor-patient…
September 02, 2015

TVF&R takes steps to improve care for bariatric patients

by TVF&R
District invests in equipment, training to prevent injuries In the past 15 years, obesity has become a growing concern within Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue’s service area. Crews responding to medical emergency calls between 2000 and 2014 have seen…
COURTESY: AMERICAN RED CROSS - Cody Hermeling and his mother, Kathleen Boniface.
August 26, 2015

A LIFESAVING MISSION

by Scott Keith
If you’re pondering whether or not to give blood this summer, consider the scary, yet inspiring story of Cody Hermeling. Sept. 1, 2010 is a day 31-year-old Hermeling won’t forget. That’s when he suffered life-threatening injuries after his car was…
COURTESY: ADVENTIST HEALTH - Dr. Daniel Ananyev is a proponent of integrative medicine, which is a combination of traditional and alternative health care.
August 26, 2015

Health trend goes beyond traditional care

by ADVENTIST
Now more than ever, Portlanders are in the driver’s seat to navigate the medical care market and discover what services best fit with their needs and lifestyle. Advancements in medical technology continue to unlock secrets to human health and change…
SCOTT LAFEE
August 18, 2015

A new wrinkle in aging

by Scott Lafee
Among the traditional rites at high-school reunions and similar events is the universal assessment of attendees who have hardly seemed to age and those who have, well, gotten “really old.” Scientists are not immune to such observations. The Dunedin…
COURTESY: SHUTTERSTOCK/PORTLAND CLINIC - Getting the advice of your physician prior to getting a vaccination is always a good idea.
August 18, 2015

Vaccinations can benefit young and old alike

by Scott Keith
The thought of a nurse sticking you in the arm with a needle isn’t the most appealing. But whether you’re a child, or you’re well into your senior years, vaccines are available to help us lead healthier lives. Vaccines are not without controversy.…
August 18, 2015

Providence earns nationwide recognition for stroke care

by PROVIDENCE
They know every second counts, and when it comes to stroke, the neurointerventional team at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center offers some of the best care in the nation. For the past two months, the stroke team led by Vivek Deshmukh, M.D.,…
KAISER - Aaron Hanson, DO, is a doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at Kaiser Permanente.
August 12, 2015

For Latinos, health risks can be high

by KAISER
Diet, exercise, sleep, and prevention. They are all building blocks to good health. And they all play an essential role in reducing the risk of diabetes and colon cancer — especially in our Latino population. According to the journal Diabetes Care,…
Dr. Scott Lafee
August 12, 2015

A walk in the park can curb depression

by Scott Lafee
A new study finds that people who take a 90-minute walk in a natural area — the woods or a park, for example — compared with similar strollers in high-traffic urban areas displayed decreased activity in a part of the brain associated with a key…
COURTESY: LEGACY HEALTH - Studies have shown that babies who get early skin-to-skin contact helps promote breast feeding for both the mother and the child.
August 12, 2015

Baby-friendly designation at Legacy promotes early breastfeeding

by Scott Keith
Perhaps no bonding experience is as precious and intimate as that between newborn and mother. Legacy Health has announced that Legacy Good Samaritan, Legacy Emanuel, Legacy Meridian Park and Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center have been…

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COURTESY: PROVIDENCE - Kelly Buechler, executive director of the Providence Portland Medical Foundation (right), recently took part in an open house and media tour of the Providence Guest House, located at 4477 N.E. Glisan Street.
Aug 04, 2015

Providence Guest House opens its doors

by Scott Keith
A cancer diagnosis is stressful enough without having to worry about how you’re going to get to your cancer treatment center. If you need cancer treatments, and you live within the metropolitan…
COURTESY: COATES KOKES - It's important to stay hydrated in extreme heat - especially when exercising.
Jul 28, 2015

It's heating up!

by Adventist Health
Tips to stay hydrated this summer It’s been a scorcher in Portland this summer. Oregonians love the sun, and rightfully so. After months of rain and grey skies and slogging down flooded…
SCOTT LAFEE
Jul 28, 2015

Happy people are healthy people

by Scott Lafee
Feeling down? Cheer up. Researchers at Penn State University say adults who are stressed but remain defiantly happy are healthier because their bodies appear to dampen levels of inflammatory…
Jul 28, 2015

Heat and diabetes don't mix

by TVF&R
As warm temperatures continue this summer, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue firefighter paramedics are reminding individuals of all ages to limit their exposure to the sun and heat and take steps…
Everyone naturally suffers from some amount of anxiety.
Jul 28, 2015

Anxiety: it exists in all of us

by Scott Keith
Some medical conditions or diseases can be discovered with the help of a doctor’s sharp eye or a laboratory test, but anxiety is a different creature altogether. A bit of anxiety, here and…
SCOTT LAFEE
Jul 21, 2015

Reefer badness: don't trust the labels

by Scott Lafee
Even as more people find it possible to buy edible medical marijuana products for what ails them, a problem remains: dosages. A Johns Hopkins University survey found that various marketed…
Jul 21, 2015

Four Providence hospitals recognized for excellence in…

by PROVIDENCE
Four Providence hospitals in the Portland have each been designated as a “Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence” by The American College of Radiology, or ACR. The four Providence hospitals —…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: SCOTT KEITH - Naturopathic doctors can order the same tests and prescriptions as regular doctors, when needed.
Jul 21, 2015

Naturopathics mix traditional, modern treatments

by Scott Keith
There’s an alternative to the traditional practice of medi cine that we grew up with. It’s an alternative that’s very popular in this part of the country — Portland in particular. It’s…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOSEPH GALLIVAN - When the suns out, take measures to avoid sunburn and heatstroke.
Jul 14, 2015

Six summer safety reminders

by Alvaro Rey-Rosa, MD, Kaiser Permanente
Temperatures are climbing and the days are getting longer. Summertime is officially here in Oregon. For physicians, it’s the time of the year when we generally see the most visits to our medical…
SCOTT LAFEE
Jul 14, 2015

Dine hard

by Scott Lafee
The motto of the Center for Science in the Public Interest is “Transforming the American Diet.” The group strives to do this through such efforts as improved nutrition labeling, food safety…