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DR. DAVID LIPSCHITZ
December 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,…
December 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.
December 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.
December 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…
November 25, 2014

Open houses set for health plan enrollment

by Peter Wong
Aim is to enable people to sign up via federal website. Cover Oregon has scheduled several open houses in the next two weeks to enable people and small businesses to enroll for health insurance…
December 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…
SCOTT LAFFEE
December 02, 2014

WELLNEWS: Menopause and kids

by Scott Laffee
When women undergo surgical removal of ovaries (for various reasons), one consequence can be rapid onset of menopause and symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats. In a novel study, Indiana…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - A Medtronic Micra Transcatheter Pacing System (middle) compares to the size of a quarter, a considerable downsize from the traditional heart pacemaker (at far right).
December 02, 2014

Big heart, tiny device

by Shannon O. Wells
Bill Pike knows the size of his wife’s traditional heart pacemaker. So when Dr. Randy Jones showed him the state-of-the-art device that would be implanted in his chest, he figured the procedure…
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…

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DR. DAVID LIPSCHITZ
Nov 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
Nov 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
Nov 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.…
Nov 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.
Nov 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
Nov 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…
Nov 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.
Oct 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…
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…