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Portland's Health

March 31, 2015

Firefighters know the benefits of exercise

by TVF&R
Adopting an active lifestyle that includes carving out time to exercise has been shown to increase your energy level, reduce health risks and lower stress. Exercise also improves your mood and…
Photo Credit: STAFF PHOTOS: VERN UYETAKE - Daughter Marlo Yapp Lemmon, left, and mother Tam Yapp are dedicated to improving the health of the community by encouraging people to improve their gut flora by using their Real Food Real Life food products.
February 18, 2015

Probiotics improve family's health

by Barb Randall
Real Food Real Life foods beneficial to all When a child’s health is at stake, most mothers will go to extremes to restore the child to healthfulness. That is exactly what West Linn resident…
Dr. Jacob Abraham
February 18, 2015

St. Vincent cardiologist implants first wireless heart sensors…

by Eric Apalategui
A cardiologist at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center last month implanted tiny sensors into the blood vessels of three heart patients, sensors that may help them avoid a sudden trip to the…
February 18, 2015

High tech help

by Joan Brown
Getting the right kind of monitor can significantly help in managing your diabetes Technology affects diabetes in many ways. There are lots of benefits, and there are limitations in accuracy and…
Dr. Scott Laffee
February 18, 2015

Sleep it off

by Scott Laffee
When teens don't get enough sleep, it can lead to binge drinking It's commonly accepted that teens who are sleep-deprived (those who get less than the recommended eight to 10 hours per night)…
February 18, 2015

Prediabetes: Know your risk

by Sarah Nipper
Getting diagnosed is as easy as the A1c test According to the American Diabetes Association, prediabetes affects 89 million Americans, and unfortunately, there are often no clear telltale signs.…
February 10, 2015

Insurance deadline looms

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Those without insurance after Feb. 15 will have to pay a fine This Sunday, Feb. 15, is the last chance to sign up for health insurance for 2015, and health care organizations are scrambling to…
February 10, 2015

Isolation is an avoidable problem for older people

by David Lipschitz
LIFELONG HEALTH Today, thousands of older Americans face serious problems of loneliness and isolation. For a variety of reasons, many older people live alone with virtually no contact with the…
Photo Credit: COURTESY: KAISER PERMANENTE - Establishing good dental health habits at an early age is critical for long-term health.
February 10, 2015

Keeping your kids' teeth healthy

by Kaiser
Six things to know about promoting dental health As a pediatric dentist, I talk to parents daily about ways to get kids to brush their teeth. Toddlers in particular can be so resistant that…
Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JAIME VALDEZ - Dr. James Beckerman who is a cardiologist and medical director at the Providence Heart and Vascular Institute at St. Vincent Medical Center, recently released his new book, Heart to Start.
February 09, 2015

St. Vincent cardiologist Dr. James Beckerman launches new book…

by Eric Apalategui
Dr. James Beckerman entered medical school with plans to become a psychiatrist, but a tragedy suddenly steered him into a new direction. While on vacation with his future wife’s family, her…

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Feb 09, 2015

Providence center receives national honor

by Providence
Providence's Center for Medically Fragile Children earns First-In-Nation honor for excellence Oregon’s only long-term residential care facility for medically fragile children has received a…
Feb 09, 2015

Getting to the heart of Beethoven's beats

by Dr. Scott Laffee
After analyzing the music of Ludwig van Beethoven, a research team boasting a cardiologist, medical historian and musicologist suggests that some of his most striking rhythms may have been…
Mar 31, 2015

Educator and advocate Jim Reuler, MD, to receive award for…

by Pamplin Media Group
Longtime medical educator and homeless advocate Dr. Jim Reuler will receive the 2015 Rob Delf Honorarium Award from the Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland and the Metropolitan Medical…
Mar 31, 2015

Pulling a fast one

by Scott Laffee
The secret to a long and healthy life may not be skipping the occasional meal. Rather, it may be skipping a day of them and then gorging the next. Researchers at the University of Florida…