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Photo Credit: COURTESY: OSU - A recent study has found a link between gas ranges and childhood asthma.
November 19, 2014

Gas stoves can create health problems

by OSU
OSU study shows a link between childhood asthma and a lack of ventilation for gas stoves Parents with children at home should use ventilation when cooking with a gas stove, researchers from…
November 19, 2014

Five tips for choosing a Medicare plan

by Kaiser
As baby boomers retire in record numbers — 10,000 Americans a day — more seniors than ever will be asking themselves, “How do I choose a Medicare health plan that’s right for me?” “Seniors…
DR. DAVID LIPSCHITZ
November 19, 2014

LIFELONG HEALTH: Does milk really do a body good?

by Dr. David Lipschitz
A new study shows that three glasses of milk daily increases risk of early death by 40 percent Is there anything more American than milk and apple pie? Maybe the apple pie contains too many…
Dr. Scott Laffee
November 11, 2014

WellNews: Waiting for the weight to go

by Scott Laffee
For every earnest dieter, there is this eternal conundrum: Which way is better for keeping lost pounds off, losing them fast or losing them slowly? Scientists at the University of Melbourne…
DR. JOSEPH KANE
November 19, 2014

Myths and facts about the flu vaccine

by Kaiser Permanente
Flu season is right around the corner, and you’re already hearing about the importance of getting yourself and your family vaccinated. However, you might also hear worries about the flu vaccine.…
November 11, 2014

National excellence honor earned by Providence Portland Medical…

by Providence
Patients needing imaging services will find nationally recognized care at Providence Portland Medical Center. The American College of Radiology, or ACR, awarded Providence Portland the…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Wally Anderson, event planner with the Lions Club Sight and Hearing Foundation, uses a Welch Allyn Spot diagnostic device to screen the eyes of a Raleigh Park Elementary School student on Wednesday morning.
November 04, 2014

Heart of a Lion

by Shannon O. Wells
Readers' note: This story was updated to reflect the correct vision ratio for the 8-year-old girl Wally Anderson refers to in the second paragraph. It also clarifies that the Oregon Lions Club…
DR. DAVID LIPSCHITZ
November 04, 2014

It's important to diagnose delirium early

by Dr. David Lipschitz
Illness in the elderly is often manifested with a condition called delirium. This is an acute state of confusion presenting with drowsiness, loss of memory, fluctuating levels of consciousness…
November 04, 2014

OHSU sets record for research income

by OHSU
Oregon Health & Science University formed four new bioscience startup companies in the 2013-2014 fiscal year and brought in more industry-sponsored research funding during the year than ever…
Photo Credit: COURTESY: ADVENTIST HEALTH - As important as it is to keep your family healthy, making sure you're enrolled in healthcare is equally important.
October 28, 2014

Questions to ask, pitfalls to avoid when enrolling in healthcare

by Adventist Health
Open enrollment season is back and it’s once again time to choose your healthcare plan for the upcoming year. This decision only comes around once each year so it’s important for individuals and…

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Dr. Scott Laffee
Oct 28, 2014

WELLNEWS: Uncounting those fast food calories

by Scott Laffee
Fast food calories just got a little lower. A study out of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health reports that the big restaurant chains are adding so many new lower-calorie offerings…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Dr. Jon Buchanan is a key physician in the new Concussion Program in Legacy Healths Sports Medicine and Orthopedics division.
Oct 28, 2014

Getting ahead of the game

by Shannon O. Wells
When it comes to appropriate treatment for sports-related concussions, teenage and young adult patients — whose brains require rest following sudden trauma — often prove to be their own worst…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JIM CLARK - Even if you're young and healthy, getting a flu vaccine is important.
Oct 23, 2014

LIFELONG HEALTH: It's easier than ever to get your flu shot

by Dr. David Lipschitz
Compared to the, 36,000 deaths from Influenza that occurred in 2013, the nationwide panic about Ebola is drastically overrated. We should be much more concerned by the fact that less than 50…
Resa Bradeen
Oct 23, 2014

Providence names new children's services director

by Providence Health & Services
Resa Bradeen, M.D. has been named medical director of children’s services for Providence in Oregon. She is returning to Providence after serving as the interim medical director for the Center…
Photo Credit: COURTESY: RANDALL CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL - Decorate costumes and treat bags with reflective tape and bands that glow in the beam of headlights and streetlamps.
Oct 23, 2014

Don't get tricked this Halloween

by Randall Children's Hospital
Keep your kids healthy and safe with these tips from Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel Halloween is one of the most anticipated nights of the year for children. Before kids have a…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Women soccer players such as the Portland Thorns Christine Sinclair (here in a 2013 match) are more prone to concussions than male soccer players.
Oct 14, 2014

Parents can minimize concussion risk

by Kaiser Permanente
Concussions have been in the news a lot lately. Former NFL players have suffered early onset dementia and other long-term effects from blows to the head, yet the culture of “toughing it out”…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Husband and wife Darlene and Franklin Weingarten hug at Meridian Family Care, a clinic they've run for 35 years.
Oct 14, 2014

The people's doctor retires from practice

by Caitlin Feldman
Over the course of an hour, starting around 9 a.m., Darlene Weingarten got up to answer the phone four times. She'd finish a thought as fast as she could, or if you were talking, she'd look at…
SCOTT LAFFEE
Oct 14, 2014

Eye and dry

by Scott Laffee
Our almost ceaseless preoccupation with computers, cellphones, tablets and TV may be causing some of us to not see straight — or at least see without a sense that there’s a dust storm blowing…
Oct 07, 2014

Legacy expands its breast cancer program

by Mark Miller
The acclaimed breast cancer program at Legacy Health is expanding this year, officials at the health care group say. The program’s medical director said it is taking an innovative approach in…
DR. DAVID LIPSCHITZ
Oct 07, 2014

We can do much to hold down medication costs

by Dr. David Lipschitz
Recently, the National Institutes of Health urged physicians to prescribe a water pill, called hydrochlorothiazide, as the initial treatment for hypertension. Despite a large study that showed…