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Portland's Health

WIKIMEDIA - A good night's sleep can lead to better health.
July 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
July 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.
July 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
June 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
June 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
June 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.
June 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.
June 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…
Scott Laffee
June 24, 2015

One size doesn't fit all

by Scott Lafee
Just as all morbidly obese people don’t look alike, they all shouldn’t receive the same treatment. English researchers have concluded that every obese person (everyone with a body mass index of…
COURTESY: OHSU - Fatigued eyes and eyestrain can be the result of using high tech devices for prolonged periods of time.
June 24, 2015

High tech devices can lead to eye strain

by SCOTT KEITH
In this high tech world, we are constantly texting, emailing and checking the latest sports scores. We may love our smart phones, computers and tablets, but in the process, our eyes are…

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COURTESY: TVF&R - Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue firefighters from Station 67 participate in a high-performance CPR training at the Howard Terpenning Recreation Complex. From left, Jesse Fitzpatrick provides direction as Ryan Robinson prepares medication, David Johnson performs chest compressions, and Ben Oberhelman checks for a pulse.
Jun 24, 2015

TVF&R crews train for real cardiac emergencies

by TVF&R
When Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue firefighters from Station 67 in Beaverton arrive at the Howard Terpenning Recreation Complex, they have limited information about an unconscious 80-year-old…
COURTESY: PROVIDENCE - Valerie Edwards, outpatient clinical dietitian at Providence Portland Medical Center.
Jun 24, 2015

Portland Area dietitians ready to change your eating habits

by Scott Keith
If you’re in need of losing weight, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the number of diets you find on the pages of books, magazines and websites. Do you wonder why a particular fad diet works for…
David Lipschitz
Jun 24, 2015

The (medical) future looks bright

by David Lipschitz
Medical advances in the past 50 years are incredible, but the future promises more In 2016, it will 50 years since I graduated from medical school. We plan a big celebration, and well over 70…
Jun 24, 2015

Cook up a healthy future for your kids

by Kaiser
It’s no secret. Good nutrition and a balanced diet can help kids grow up healthy and strong. If you are a parent or a caregiver, you have the unique chance to nourish the health of our future…
Jun 24, 2015

Why quality scores matter to your health this summer

by Adventist
Choosing a hospital is remarkably similar to choosing your next hotel in Cabo or Maui. Consumer decision-making and weighing pros and cons doesn’t apply to just material goods and services; the…
SCOTT LAFFEE
Jun 24, 2015

It's the kill thing

by Scott Laffee
Researchers at the University of California, Davis asked healthy young adults to consume drinks sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup. After just two weeks, the young adults weren’t so…