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by: DREAMSTIME PHOTO - Remembering to pack a few safety essentials can help ensure that your next camping trip will be a safe one.
July 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.
July 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
July 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.
July 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
July 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.
July 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
July 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,…
by: OHSU - Jim Ervin
July 09, 2014

Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation hires new leader

by Pamplin Media Group
Jim Ervin heads OHSU Doernbecher's fundraising affiliate The Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation has hired Jim Ervin as the foundation's executive director. Ervin began his new job June…
July 09, 2014

Vaccine trial targeting breast cancer recurrence being offered

by Pamplin Media Group
Vaccine could cut risk of recurrence in breast cancer survivors diagnosed with the most aggressive sub-type by 50 percent Oregon is ranked second highest in the nation for breast cancer…
by: CREATOR'S SYNDICATE - Dr. David Lipschitz
July 09, 2014

LIFELONG HEALTH: Benefits of mammograms still outweigh risks

by David Lipschitz
Every week, one of my patients tells me, “I hear I do not need to have a mammogram — it causes more harm than good.” This impression comes from numerous studies, primarily from Europe, that have…

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by: TRIBUNE PHOTO: KEVIN HARDEN - Each year, thousands of illegal fireworks are seized by local law enforcement. Here, Portland Fire & Rescue Public Education Officer Michael Silva holds one of the 45,000 illegal fireworks that he collected last year. The fireworks were sent to an undisclosed location in November to be destroyed.
Jul 09, 2014

Keep it legal, keep it safe this holiday

by Pamplin Media Group
With the Independence Day holiday fast approaching, fireworks stands are doing big business in and around the Portland area. With that in mind, the Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue is reminding…
by: KAISER PERMANENTE - Carmelo Mejia, MD
Jul 09, 2014

Tackle chronic disease with a plant-based diet

by Kaiser
Evidence continues to mount about the benefits of a plant-based diet In my 16 years of practicing as an internist for Kaiser Permanente, a significant amount of my time and energy has been…
by: CREATORS SYNDICATE - Dr. Scott Laffee
Jul 09, 2014

WELLNEWS: Sociable seniors have healthier lungs

by Scott Laffee
Maybe it's all of that talking, but Carnegie Mellon University scientists say seniors who engage in active social lives have better lung function, which naturally tends to decline with age. The…
by: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Dr. David Lipschitz
Jul 09, 2014

LIFELONG HEALTH: The right fats reduce your cancer and heart…

by David Lipschitz
Compelling research evidence links dietary fat to virtually all of the most common cancers. Most of the information comes from a study of fat consumption in various countries. Those with the…
by: DREAMSTIME - To ensure an enjoyable summer outing, make sure to take safety precautions when swiming.
Jul 09, 2014

Summer is here, so make it a safe one

by Amber Shoebridge/
Summer is just around the corner. Kids are done with school and the temperatures are staying consistently higher than 70 degrees. As you start making plans for your outdoor adventures remember…