Legacy Health offering reduced radiation 3-D mammography

Legacy Health offering reduced radiation 3-D mammography

New technology finds more cancers without added radiation exposure Legacy Health recently...

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Tribune Health
January 27, 2015

Closing in on the problem of aging

by Dr. David Lipschitz
New research may lead to people living longer, healthier lives Aging is not a disease, as it affects everyone. Each day we age, and our risk of developing illnesses increases. By reducing…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Dr. Oday Alsheikh is shown here at the new Lenza Eye Center in Argyle Square in Wilsonville. The new clinic combines optometry - think eyeglasses - with opthamology - such as LASIK and other eye surgery - for a complete health care experience.
January 26, 2015

New eye clinic opens in Wilsonville

by Josh Kulla
Wilsonville’s business expansion continued to gain steam throughout 2014 and included a wide variety of industries. In the field of healthcare, the latest addition to the city’s growing number…
Dr. Scott Laffee
January 26, 2015

Try this protein on for thighs

by Scott Laffee
That old excuse about “big bones” doesn’t really explain why some folks are fat — or tend to put on weight faster than others — but there may be another explanation with better scientific…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF JOE YOUNG - Dr. Joe Young, who has a dental practice in King City, stands with a trio of Liberian women while holding a copy of the Regal Courier.
January 09, 2015

Local dentist shares his skills in Liberia in west Africa

by Barbara Sherman
What a difference a year makes. Joe Young embarked on a two-week humanitarian dental mission to Monrovia, Liberia, in West Africa in November 2013, where he encountered the three Americans who…
January 09, 2015

Emma, Benjamin top list of names for 2014 babies born at…

by Providence
With a new year here, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center took a look back at 2014 and what the most popular names for newborns were. In 2014, more than 4,100 babies were welcomed into the…
DR. SCOTT LAFFEE
January 09, 2015

Mite makes flight

by Scott Lafee
Judged by its name (if not by its looks), Dermatophagoides spp, aka the ordinary house dust mite, is something of a plubby homebody. It feeds on organic detritus, most notably flakes of shed…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Life Flight Network CEO Mike Griffiths started with the company as a flight nurse in 2002. Today, he remains active in the medical field and continues to make operational flights despite being the head of the company.
January 09, 2015

Help from above

by Josh Kulla
Hearing the name Life Flight often brings to mind images of helicopters landing on freeways to airlift accident victims to trauma centers. And that kind of emergency service will remain a key…
January 09, 2015

Health and Science School biomedical science program earns…

by Shannon O. Wells
A rare certification the Beaverton Health and Science School’s biomedical science program just received will position students to learn and succeed based on national standards as they pursue…
DR. DAVID LIPSCHITZ
January 09, 2015

The weighty truth about weight management

by David Lipschitz
Much of what we believe about obesity may be incorrect In the New England Journal of Medicine, scientists from nutritional centers in the United States and abroad have published a paper titled…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Lucia Carbone, Assistant Professor in the Behavioral Neuroscience Department at OHSU, sits in the bay where her crew works.
January 09, 2015

Searching for similarities

by Caitlin Feldman
“I don’t know what it is, but I think they sent you a dead frog,” the delivery man told Kimberly Nevonen, a research assistant at the Oregon National Primate Research Center on Northwest 185th…

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Photo Credit: COURTESY: ADVENTIST HEALTH - Knowing the warning signs of an impending stroke can help avoid a trip to the emergency room.
Jan 09, 2015

Every minute counts

by Adventist
Warning signs of stroke and two million reasons why it's important to take steps toward prevention Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in Oregon and approximately 86,000 adult Oregonians…
DR. SCOTT LAFFEE
Jan 09, 2015

Smoke and fears

by Scott Laffee
Cigarette use has dropped, but is still a major public health problem Cigarette smoking among adults in the U.S. dropped from 20.9 percent in 2005 to 17.8 percent in 2013, according to new data…
Photo Credit: REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Victoria Bramley, left, and Peggy Lawson have formed a partnership in Lake Oswego that clears up mysteries about purchasing healthcare insurance policies.
Jan 09, 2015

LO agency clears up confusion on Affordable Care Act

by Cliff Newell
The controversy over the Affordable Care Act is far from over and may never go away. But the confusion over the ACA (also known as Obamacare) is being cleared up by insurance agencies like the…
DR. DAVID LIPSCHITZ
Jan 09, 2015

LIFELONG HEALTH: The link between faith and health

by David Lipschitz
For the past 50 years, significant research has focused on the strong link between faith and health. Studies have shown that those who believe in a higher power and that “God is on their side”…
Jan 09, 2015

Providence gets top marks for brain, spine care

by Providence
The neurology and neurosurgery care offered to patients visiting Providence St. Vincent Medical Center is among the best in the nation, according to Becker’s Hospital Review. Becker’s placed…
DR. DAVID LIPSCHITZ
Dec 02, 2014

LIFELONG HEALTH: Don't let the weather get you down

by David Lipschitz
T hanksgiving has passed, the days are cooler and shorter, and Christmas will soon be upon us. For many of us, this time of year is filled with special occasions, each one celebrating friends,…
Dec 02, 2014

Recognizing early signs of stroke

by Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue
At least once per day, firefighter medics at Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue respond to a person suffering from a stroke. When a stroke happens, a heart stops, or a serious injury…
Photo Credit: COURTESY: LEGACY HEALTH - Richard Keller, Laura Meier and Pete Mark (from left to right) at the 2014 Wistar Morris Award ceremony.
Dec 04, 2014

Meier receives Wistar Morris award

by Legacy
Laura Meier received the 2014 Wistar Morris Award during a dinner last month at Montgomery Park. Honored for her generosity and significant contributions to Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center,…
Photo Credit: COURTESY: ADVENTIST HEALTH - Going into hospice doesnt mean youve given up on a loved one or that he or she has given up either.
Dec 04, 2014

Choosing the right hospice care for your loved one

by Adventist Health
The decision to enter hospice care can be emotional and often bewildering. Hospice care is provided to people facing a terminal illness or condition with anticipated death in the next six…
Dec 02, 2014

Breast cancer researcher receives $100,000 grant

by OHSU
The Kay Yow Cancer Fund(R), in partnership with the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and The V Foundation for Cancer Research, has awarded a $100,000 young women’s breast cancer…