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Portland's Health

September 23, 2014

Foods that can help fight inflammation

by Adventist Medical Center
Anti-inflammatory foods can help combat many health issues It may be surprising, but our bodies need a healthy level of inflammation, which acts as a natural healing agent in response to injury.…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOHN M. VINCENT - Robert Gierek used Stupid Cancer to help define myself in the next chapter of life as a cancer survivor, he said.
September 23, 2014

Stupid Cancer fills void with resources

by John M. Vincent
Each year, 72,000 adolescents and young adults are diagnosed with cancer, but it can be a challenge to find age-appropriate resources to support the unique needs of the survivors, families and…
Photo Credit: COURTESY: PROVIDENCE HEALTH AND SERVICES - The Rockwood Quilters, including Providence account resolution specialist Andrea Hobgood, standing third from right, gather to sew quilts for Providence Portlands new NICU.
September 19, 2014

Providence begins serving tiny patients in neonatal ICU

by Providence
Providence Portland opened its maternity unit 31 years ago, with the hope it would one day deliver 30 babies a month. This year, the hospital will help bring nearly 3,000 infants into the world.…
Photo Credit: COURTESY: PROVIDENCE HEALTH AND SERVICES - Walter Urba, M.D., shows the technology that will be used to map entire cancer tumors, advancing the care and treatment of patients.
September 19, 2014

Genomic medicine takes cancer care to new level

by Providence
Providence patients will soon be able to access even more of the most promising cancer treatment options in the world. Providence has announced that Patrick Soon-Shiong, M.D., internationally…
Scott Laffee
September 19, 2014

Odds are, you won't remember this

by Scott Lafee
Older people are nearly twice as likely as young adults to have their memory impaired by distractions. But before you kids start chuckling about “senior moments,” you should know this: “Almost…
Photo Credit: COURTESY: LEGACY HEALTH - Legacy Medical Group recently expanded to Portland's west side with their Raleigh Hills office. Pictured here are some of the medical providers at the Raleigh Hills location.
September 19, 2014

Legacy Health expands to Portland's westside

by Legacy Health
Legacy Health continued its expansion on the westside of Portland with the opening of Legacy Medical Group - Raleigh Hills on Tuesday, Sept. 16. Legacy Medical Group - Raleigh Hills will offer…
September 11, 2014

Providence ALS specialist accepts nephew's challenge

by Shannon O. Wells
Doctor sees ice bucket challenge craze as big boost toward finding a cure While everyone and their brother, sister, neighbor and Facebook friend, it seems, is getting in on the ALS Ice Bucket…
Photo Credit: COURTESY: KAISER PERMANENTE - Dr. Katie Deming is a radiation oncologist and the chief of oncology at Kaiser. Deming studied the DIBH technique at Duke University before implementing it in Oregon.
September 19, 2014

Holding your breath for cancer treatment

by Jules Rogers
At this time, Kaiser Permanente is the only hospital in the Portland area using the Deep Inspiration Breath Holding technique During breast cancer treatment, doctors risk exposing a patient’s…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Legacy Health opens new clinic in Raleigh Hills offering acupuncture (above), primary care, integrative medicine, online scheduling and extended hours for Westside families.
September 11, 2014

Legacy Health opens Raleigh Hills clinic

by Beaverton Valley Times
Primary care, integrative medicine among services Legacy Health continues its expansion plans on the Westside with a clinic set to open in Raleigh Hills on Tuesday. The Legacy Medical Group —…
September 19, 2014

Back-to-school meal planning?

by Kimberly Rondeau, RD, LD, CSP
Make sure to pack superfoods in your child's lunch Want your kids to do well in school? Make sure they start their day with a healthy, well-balanced breakfast and follow it with an even…

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Photo Credit: COURTESY: LEGACY HEALTH - A physician at Randall Childrens Hospital reviews the cardiac screening results with a parent.
Sep 19, 2014

Teen Athlete Cardiac Screening evaluates heart health risks

by Legacy Health
David Heller was a passionate basketball player with many dreams. After a game of basketball in 2005, Heller died in his sleep due to an enlarged heart caused by hypertrophic cardiomyopathy…
Scott Laffee
Sep 19, 2014

My ring bling thing

by Scott Lafee
As cellphones become ever more essential (are they really “mobile” if they’re permanently attached to us?), they become a kind of archeological artifact, something that speaks about us as much…
Photo Credit: COURTESY: ALLISON HALPIN - Bailey (left) and Ryker Halpin are both a part of Randall Childrens Hospitals Canines and Childhood Cancer study.
Sep 19, 2014

A boy's best friend

by Donna Munsey
We all know dogs are man’s best friend, but one young patient at Randall Children’s Hospital is discovering a dog can also be a child’s best friend during his grueling battle with cancer. Ryker…
DR. DAVID LIPSCHITZ
Aug 28, 2014

LIFELONG HEALTH: Violence, illness due to alcohol account for…

by David Lipschitz
As a young adult I lived with someone who drank to excess. Worst of all, she was an angry drunk and often physically abusive. Despite being an enabler, I finally broke free and have had a…
Photo Credit: COURTESTY: COATES KOKES - A desire for a more engaging patient-to-provider relationship has resulted in medical homes where patients may be able to visit their physician, pharmacy, counselor and dietician all at one location.
Aug 28, 2014

Oregon setting the trend for medical home movement

by Adventist
You know the painstaking chore of taking your child to the doctor, or even just making it there yourself? Your days are already filled with spreadsheets and spilled coffee, muddy paw prints and…
Photo Credit: DREAMSTIME - Bicycle safety is something that should be practiced by the whole family.
Aug 28, 2014

Get smart before school starts!

by Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue
September is a great month that still brings beautiful sunny days in the last days of summer. What could be more perfect than a bike ride? Before you push on that pedal, remember that accidents…
Photo Credit: GRAPHIC COURTESY OF OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY - With age, circadian rhythms can lose their proper synchronization, and also become less pronounced.
Aug 28, 2014

Lipoic acid helps restore, synchronize the 'biological clock'

by Pamplin Media Group
Researchers have discovered a possible explanation for the surprisingly large range of biological effects that are linked to a micronutrient called lipoic acid: It appears to reset and…
SCOTT LAFEE
Aug 28, 2014

WELLNEWS: I heart you

by Scott Lafee
People in unhappy marriages are more likely to have bad hearts. Well, to be precise, they're more likely to have thicker carotid arteries and be at higher risk of heart disease, according to…
Aug 28, 2014

Burrows named new Chief Nursing Officer

by Providence Health & Services
An experienced nursing leader with a passion for improving every patient’s visit to the hospital has been named as the new chief nursing officer at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center.…
Aug 28, 2014

Kaiser Sunnyside named top heart surgery facility

by Kaiser Permanente
An ongoing commitment to heart health has landed Kaiser Permanente's Sunnyside Medical Center among the top medical centers in the country for heart surgery. That is the finding from a national…