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February 07, 2017

Older women need to prepare themselves for osteoperosis

by Dean Baker
'Men do get it, but it's mostly women,' Dr. Shaw said. 'It's a silent disease so the key is prevention and screening and being aware. Unfortunately, most of those who see me found out because of a fracture.'
February 07, 2017

Kickbox your way to better health

by Scott Keith
Kickboxing is a fun form of exercise that will get you fit and allow you to blow off a little steam at the same time.
January 31, 2017

Beef up your fish intake and benefit from Omega-3 fatty acids

by Scott Keith
A visitor to the state of Oregon will soon learn about Mt. Hood, the Oregon Coast and freshly-caught, scrumptious salmon.


January 31, 2017

In Florida, being dead is merely a health condition

by Scott Lafee
Some of the best health-related news is the information you don't get, i.e. the unexpected medical bill - usually from an out-of-network provider.
January 17, 2017

Don't try to be Superman when starting a New Year's exercise regimen

by Scott Keith
If you've been out of shape for a long time, don't think you can become a Navy SEAL overnight by grunting through a series of sit ups and pushups.
January 17, 2017

Don't try to be Superman when starting a New Year's exercise regimen

by Scott Lafee
Smoking is arguably the single most important preventive measure you can take to ensure good health.
January 10, 2017

New procedure helps pinpoint prostate cancer in male patients

by Scott Keith
Doctors have diagnostic tools to look for prostate cancer in men, but to be certain of a diagnosis, a biopsy of the walnut-sized gland is necessary.
January 10, 2017

Exercise to increase your brain power

by Scott Lafee
Apart from that pesky breathless feeling, aerobic exercise is almost always a good thing.
January 03, 2017

Diabetes can be harder on women

by Mara Stine
Everyone with diabetes needs to take care of his or her health, but women with diabetes face even more health challenges than their male counterparts.
January 03, 2017

Lifelike without the life using 3D modeling

by Scott Lafee
For doctors-in-training and surgeons preparing to perform a brand-new procedure, practice is a good thing. For patients, maybe not so much.

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COURTESY: EATWITHZEST.COM - Chili Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Dec 19, 2016

Fill your tummy with fewer calories Christmas Day

by Scott Keith
These four holiday recipes provide healthy holiday meal alternatives to otherwise fat-filled staples
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: SCOTT KEITH - Dynavision is a tool that uses flashing lights to check hand-eye coordination following a concussion.
Dec 16, 2016

Concussion treatment continues to evolve

by Scott Keith
As the problem grows for the younger generation, OHSU is performing cutting-edge research
COURTESY: ADVENTIST HEALTH - CT scans can be used to screen for lung cancer. Dr. Shaker esitmates that CT lung screenings could reduce lung caner mortality rates by as much as 20 percent.
Dec 13, 2016

Breathe easy in 2017

by Adventist Health
Quit smoking and breathe better in the new year
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - University of Oregon scientists are using mice and their ability to hunt prey as a means of augmenting vision research.
Dec 06, 2016

Scientists find sight-impaired mice may help vision research

by PMG
It turns out that mice may see better than the nursery rhyme says
COURTESY: PROVIDENCE HEALTH AND SERVICES - Dr. Beckerman with Dave Underriner, Providence Oregon chief executive. Underriner is an avid runner and participates in the Heart to Start teams goal race each year.
Dec 06, 2016

Cardiologist inspires future runners, walkers

by Scott Keith
Heart to Start is helping people become fitter, healthier versions of themselves
TRIBUNE PHOTO: SCOTT KEITH - Katharine Jeffcoat at Portland Pediatric Nutrition holds a tool she uses to teach parants about pediatric nutrition.
Dec 03, 2016

Young children need to get key nutrients

by Scott Keith
Keeping kids supplied with nutritious meals can have a positive effect on their school work
SCOTT LAFEE
Dec 01, 2016

Skipping yearly flu shot can be costly

by Scott Lafee
The cost for not getting immunized hits more than $9 billion annually
Nov 30, 2016

Home visits enhance patient care

by TVF&R
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue is in the process of expanding its integrated health care program
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: SCOTT KEITH - Trainer Jennifer Smirl (right) works with Heather Craig on functional fitness training.
Nov 29, 2016

Functional training can help improve your daily tasks

by Scott Keith
Working muscles you use on a daily basis can help prevent risk of injury doing everyday tasks
COURTESY: LEGACY HEALTH - Dr. Valerie Halpin reviews post-surgical information with a patient.
Nov 28, 2016

Oregon needs to step up a notch in the battle against adult…

by Scott Keith
Despite Oregon's healthy habits, the Beaver State has the 18th highest rate of obesity in the U.S.