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Portland's Health

COURTESY: COATES KOKES - It's important to stay hydrated in extreme heat - especially when exercising.
July 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 sidewalks, we’re left itching to get outside and hit the hiking…
SCOTT LAFEE
July 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 stress hormones. Inflammation is a natural response, part…
July 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 to prevent heat-related illnesses. Those who live with…
Everyone naturally suffers from some amount of anxiety.
July 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 there, exists in all of us. But for some, a high level of…
SCOTT LAFEE
July 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 marijuana-laced brownies, cookies, iced teas and sodas are…
July 21, 2015

Four Providence hospitals recognized for excellence in diagnostic imaging

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 — Providence Portland Medical Center, Providence St.…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: SCOTT KEITH - Naturopathic doctors can order the same tests and prescriptions as regular doctors, when needed.
July 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 naturopathic medicine. One clinic that offers these services is…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOSEPH GALLIVAN - When the suns out, take measures to avoid sunburn and heatstroke.
July 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 offices and hospitals because of injuries and…
SCOTT LAFEE
July 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 education and getting rid of bad stuff — e.g., trans fats —…
GOOGLE IMAGES - Men should make it a habit to see their doctor on a regular basis.
July 14, 2015

Men: The doctor's in - go now

by Scott Keith
It’s an age old question that doesn’t have a simple answer. Why do men drag their feet when it comes to visiting the family doctor? Women do a much better job seeing the doctor and getting cancer screenings, such as mammograms and pap smears. But…

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SCOTT LAFEE
Jul 07, 2015

Rhythm and speech

by Scott Lafee
Stuttering may be more than a speech problem, according to Michigan State University researchers. They say children who stutter also have difficulty identifying rhythmic drumbeats. “Stuttering…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Allergy season is in bloom and so are these flowering trees.
Jul 07, 2015

Allergy sufferers keep Portland clinics hopping

by Scott Keith
When you visit Allergy, Asthma and Dermatology Associates, located a short distance from Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, you’ll notice that the building sits next to a lush variety of…
WIKIMEDIA - A good night's sleep can lead to better health.
Jul 01, 2015

Healthy people get their sleep

by Scott Keith
These days, many of us are married to our smart phones, and some of us struggle with two or more jobs just to make ends meet, so it’s tough to get eight, or even close to eight hours of quality…
SCOTT LAFEE
Jul 01, 2015

In sickness and in health

by Scott Lafee
Marriage is all about sharing — and one of the things shared is health. A new study shows that as couples get older, the health of one partner can have a significant effect on the other. “When…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Take care not to get overheated when temperatures are on the rise.
Jul 01, 2015

Play it safe in hot weather

by TVF&R
With temperatures expected near 100 degrees, firefighters from Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue are gearing up to deal with heat-related incidents. Unlike warmer parts of the country, many Oregon…
Peach cobbler
Jun 24, 2015

Get your fruits and vegetables at local farmers markets

by Adventist
Your heart, just like the rest of your body, needs the right types of food and nourishment to stay healthy. A variety of foods are good sources of vitamins, minerals, fiber and proteins that…
Scott Laffee
Jun 24, 2015

Better teddy than deady

by Scott Lafee
The operating room of a hospital is one of the cleanest places on the planet — or should be. Patients here are often at their most vulnerable to infection, and medical institutions take great…
David Lipschitz
Jun 24, 2015

A dignified death means a better life

by David Lipschitz
Many people ask me what my most important task is. Without question, it is helping people die with dignity, in comfort and surrounded by those they love. I was reminded of this as I paid my last…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Katie Dickens is all smiles during a Monday press conference while her newborn baby is all nap.
Jun 24, 2015

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center welcomes a special baby

by Scott Keith
Open heart surgery is among the most delicate of medical procedures. When you consider that the patient is pregnant, concern among doctors is heightened. Katie Dickens can speak with experience.…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY JOSH GRAY - Tony Wittinger of Shift Wellness PDX adjusts the handlebars of a bicycle so the rider has better joint alignment and comfort while cycling.
Jun 24, 2015

How to be a healthy cyclist

by Rob Cullivan
If the Portland-Gresham area is known for one thing, it’s an abundance of cyclists. Indeed, according to the League of American Bicyclists, Oregon ranks No. 1 in proportion of residents who…