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DR. DAVID LIPSCHITZ
August 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.
August 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.
August 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.
August 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
August 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…
August 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.…
August 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…
August 28, 2014

Are you getting enough quality sleep time?

by Pamplin Media Group
When we talk about lifestyle habits that promote healthy living, the conversation often involves healthy eating and routine exercise. While the importance of these two practices is unquestioned,…
DR. DAVID LIPSCHITZ
August 28, 2014

LIFELONG HEALTH: The rest of your life depends on wise decisions…

by David Lipschitz
Everyone asks me, at age 71, “Are you ready to retire?” And for the first time I am giving the idea serious thought. I certainly have no inclination to retire in the foreseeable future. But what…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Dr. Anthony M. Taitano, who recently announced his retirement, delivered generations of babies during his career spanning more than three decades.
August 28, 2014

Special deliverer

by Shannon O. Wells
Dr. Anthony Taitano delivered so many babies in Washington County for so long that many of his patients were grown women he brought into the world. And guess who delivered their babies? By…

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SCOTT LAFEE
Aug 28, 2014

WELLNEWS: Live long and squirm!

by Scott Lafee
Over countless lifetimes, humans have sought the secret of immortality — or at least how to live a really, really long time. For the most part, the search for a really, really long life has come…
Aug 28, 2014

Protecting kids from summertime abuse

by Legacy Health
Before sending your kids to camp, it's important to have a talk with them about personal safety Sadly, stories of children being victimized by their summer camp and summer program instructors…
Aug 28, 2014

Legacy Cancer Institute reports high rates of late-stage…

by Legacy Health
Providers explain possible warning signs and why it's important to not ignore them Legacy Cancer Institute has released data on the number of late-stage colorectal cancer cases being diagnosed…
by: DREAMSTIME PHOTO - Remembering to pack a few safety essentials can help ensure that your next camping trip will be a safe one.
Jul 24, 2014

15 tips for having a safe summer outing

by Pamplin Media Group
Summer has finally arrived in the Pacific Northwest! For months Oregonians trudged through the torrential rains imploring the sun to show itself. This year, Portland residents even found…
by: CONTRIBUTED BY TUALATIN VALLEY FIRE AND RESCUE - If you cant slop on the sunscreen, make sure to spray some on to protect your skin from ultraviolet radiation.
Jul 23, 2014

Protect the skin you're in

by Pamplin Media Group
When you think of sun and the potential for skin cancer, you may think of places like Florida or California, but did you know that Oregon has higher rates of skin cancer than both of these…
by: CREATOR'S SYNDICATE - Scott Laffee
Jul 23, 2014

There's no quit here

by Scott Lafee
And now the latest burning (as in non-electronic) news about smoking: First, researchers at Penn State say teen smokers are better at getting their friends to join them in the habit than…
by: CONTRIBUTED BY LEGACY HEALTH - An artists rendition of the exterior of the new outpatient services building at Mount Hood Medical Center.
Jul 21, 2014

Legacy to build outpatient services facility at Mount Hood…

by Pamplin Media Group
Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center will begin construction this summer on a three-story medical office building and outpatient services center. The new 68,000 sq. ft. medical services building…
Dr. David Lipschitz
Jul 21, 2014

LIFELONG HEALTH: More baby boomers are experiencing sexual…

by David Lipschitz
A major misconception is that a decline in sexual function with advancing age is inevitable. The majority of couples remain sexually active throughout life, with only 15 percent of men and women…
by: CONTRIBUTED BY PROVIDENCE HEALTH AND SERVICES - Michael Gough, Ph.D., talks with Marka R. Crittenden M.D., Ph.D., in the research lab at Providence Cancer Center. Dr. Gough has received a new $1.6 million grant to continue his immunotherapy research in treating pancreatic cancer.
Jul 21, 2014

New options in the fight against pancreatic cancer

by Pamplin Media Group
In what’s being described as a significant show of support for immunotherapy research in the treatment of cancer, the National Institutes of Health has awarded a $1.6 million, five-year grant to…
by: CREATOR'S SYNDICATE - Dr. Scott Laffee
Jul 09, 2014

WELLNEWS: Study links cynicism and dementia

by Scott Lafee
People who tend to be cynical and distrustful may also be more likely to develop dementia, according to a published study by Finnish scientists in the journal Neurology. Cynical distrust,…