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COURTESY: EATWITHZEST.COM - Chili Mashed Sweet Potatoes
December 19, 2016

Fill your tummy with fewer calories Christmas Day

by Scott Keith
These four holiday recipes provide healthy holiday meal alternatives to otherwise fat-filled staples
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: SCOTT KEITH - Dynavision is a tool that uses flashing lights to check hand-eye coordination following a concussion.
December 16, 2016

Concussion treatment continues to evolve

by Scott Keith
As the problem grows for the younger generation, OHSU is performing cutting-edge research
COURTESY: ADVENTIST HEALTH - CT scans can be used to screen for lung cancer. Dr. Shaker esitmates that CT lung screenings could reduce lung caner mortality rates by as much as 20 percent.
December 13, 2016

Breathe easy in 2017

by Adventist Health
Quit smoking and breathe better in the new year

PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - University of Oregon scientists are using mice and their ability to hunt prey as a means of augmenting vision research.
December 06, 2016

Scientists find sight-impaired mice may help vision research

by PMG
It turns out that mice may see better than the nursery rhyme says
COURTESY: PROVIDENCE HEALTH AND SERVICES - Dr. Beckerman with Dave Underriner, Providence Oregon chief executive. Underriner is an avid runner and participates in the Heart to Start teams goal race each year.
December 06, 2016

Cardiologist inspires future runners, walkers

by Scott Keith
Heart to Start is helping people become fitter, healthier versions of themselves
TRIBUNE PHOTO: SCOTT KEITH - Katharine Jeffcoat at Portland Pediatric Nutrition holds a tool she uses to teach parants about pediatric nutrition.
December 03, 2016

Young children need to get key nutrients

by Scott Keith
Keeping kids supplied with nutritious meals can have a positive effect on their school work
December 01, 2016

Skipping yearly flu shot can be costly

by Scott Lafee
The cost for not getting immunized hits more than $9 billion annually
November 30, 2016

Home visits enhance patient care

by TVF&R
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue is in the process of expanding its integrated health care program
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: SCOTT KEITH - Trainer Jennifer Smirl (right) works with Heather Craig on functional fitness training.
November 29, 2016

Functional training can help improve your daily tasks

by Scott Keith
Working muscles you use on a daily basis can help prevent risk of injury doing everyday tasks
COURTESY: LEGACY HEALTH - Dr. Valerie Halpin reviews post-surgical information with a patient.
November 28, 2016

Oregon needs to step up a notch in the battle against adult obesity

by Scott Keith
Despite Oregon's healthy habits, the Beaver State has the 18th highest rate of obesity in the U.S.

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Nov 25, 2016

Embrace a healthy lifestyle to prevent diabetes

by TVF&R
November is National Diabetes month, so take some time to improve your health habits
COURTESY: THE PORTLAND CLINIC - Portland is known for its bicycle culture, but that's just one aspect of living a healthy life here in the Rose City.
Nov 24, 2016

Survey says!

by Scott keith
Portlanders enjoy exercising, healthful eats according to a recent survey by the Portland Clinic
COURTESY: COATES KOKES - Taking time to enjoy a family meal can also lead to eating smaller portions since it takes at least 20 minutes for your brain to tell you youre full.
Nov 23, 2016

Food as medicine to prevent diabetes and chronic disease

by Adventist Health
Eating the right food and taking the time to enjoy it can improve your health
Nov 22, 2016

Healthy eats on Turkey Day

by Scott Keith
You can be creative yet still offer a lower-calorie Thanksgiving Day menu
Oct 27, 2016

'Tis the reason for extra pounds

by Scott Lafee
People worldwide gain more weight after Christmas than before
COURTESY: PROVIDENCE HEALTH AND SERVICES - The pool at the Providence Sports Care Center can function like an aquatic treadmill using currents to help patients move in place.
Oct 25, 2016

Aquatic therapy is great exercise and your joints will thank you

by Scott Keith
Young or old, aquatic therapy can be beneficial