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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…
LIFELONG HEALTH
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…
February 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…

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WELLNEWS - DR SCOTT LAFFEE
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…
Tribune Health
Jan 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.
Jan 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
Jan 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.
Jan 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…
Jan 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
Jan 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.
Jan 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…
Jan 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
Jan 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…