Apps to assist a healthy lifestyle

Accuracy, simplicity key in best calorie counters

The word calorie is mentioned often in the ever-changing world of nutrition and fad diets. … Read more

ER data: More weather-related injuries, less flu in 2017

Bend residents will remember the winter of 2017 as one of the worst in a … Read more

Oregon CrossFit owner focuses on strength, health

Local gym provides multi-faceted fitness for Bend

Finding health and fitness opportunities are priorities in Central Oregon — a popular destination for … Read more

New hearing aids connect to more than just your ear

Stream audio directly to your ear, or use your phone as an external mic

Modern hearing aids are pretty smart to begin with, but the latest generation of devices … Read more

Fellow racer does brain surgery for PPP crash victim

A neurosurgeon was only minutes away from accident

On the very worst day of her life, Maggie Woodward was very lucky. Competing with … Read more

Brain freeze: why we get and tips to avoid it

Why we get it when eating ice cream — and some tips on how to avoid it

We all scream for ice cream, but sometimes snarfing down a cold treat in a … Read more

Study: Alcohol abuse rises in U.S.

A new study published in JAMA Psychiatry this month finds that the rate of alcohol … Read more

What are targeted therapies?

Q: I read that researchers are trying to treat cystic fibrosis with targeted therapies. What … Read more

Higher risk for ALS, Parkinson’s in high income jobs

Neurological diseases such as ALS and Parkinson’s disease may affect higher income employees more often … Read more

Study: Your stoner friend really is a lot more relaxed than you

Recreational marijuana use is now legal in eight states plus the District of Columbia, giving … Read more

Blowing out candles on a birthday cake could be nasty

Turns out germophobes may be right about the whole “blowing out the candles” thing. A … Read more

Internet has put a spotlight on sex addiction

SEATTLE — Each week in his Bellevue, Washington, counseling office, Bill Lennon sees 13 groups … Read more

Another possible indignity of age: arrest

As the arrest rate rises for those over 65, more education is warranted for police

It was the sort of incident that happens at facilities that care for people with … Read more

Medical device to prevent maternal deaths being tested

ST. LOUIS — St. Mary’s Health Center is the first in the country to participate … Read more

Study boosts hope of ‘liquid biopsies’ for cancer screening

Scientists have the first major evidence that blood tests called liquid biopsies hold promise for … Read more

Trump administration signals openness to a bipartisan health care agreement

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — The Trump administration, thwarted in several attempts to repeal the Affordable Care … Read more

State health insurance officials, facing possible subsidy cuts, seek a Plan B

PHILADELPHIA — Congress is on vacation, but state insurance commissioners have no time off. They … Read more

Cities consider safe injection sites to battle overdose deaths

Opioid epidemic leads some to look at providing a safe space for drug use

Public health interventions aimed at injection drug users since the 1980s have had two primary … Read more

Fighting heroin with heroin

Doctors use prescription heroin to treat those with severe opioid addictions

With no signs of the opioid overdose epidemic abating, public health officials may need to … Read more

Overdose epidemic builds new empathy for people with addiction

Reducing the harms of drug use

America’s approach to battling illegal drug use has focused for decades on making the consequences … Read more

Whey protein: not just for bodybuilders

Experts worry older adults lack adequate protein

Lori Brizee finds it’s common for people over 70 to go on the “tea and … Read more

Tattoos may limit ability to sweat

A small study suggests that skin tattoos may hinder the ability to sweat, raising concerns … Read more

Heart attack or cardiac arrest?

Q: What’s the difference between a heart attack and sudden cardiac arrest? Although the two … Read more

The toll of exercise on the heart

Does spending years running marathons or cycling for long distances potentially strain someone’s heart? Two … Read more

Science proves it: Money really can buy happiness

They say money can’t buy happiness, but science begs to differ. An international research team … Read more

England’s mental health experiment: free talk therapy

LONDON — England is in the midst of a unique national experiment, the world’s most … Read more

Why cutting carbs is so tough

I’ve been eating a high-fat, carb-restricted diet for almost 20 years, since I started as … Read more

U.S. fertility rate reaches a record low

In 2016, the fertility rate in the United States was the lowest it has ever … Read more

St. Charles prices highest in state for some procedures

Most payments to Bend hospital exceed median

Insurers and patients paid St. Charles Bend more than the statewide median for 90 percent … Read more

New rules seek to ease antibiotic resistance

Farmers, docs disagree over drugs’ use on farms

It’s no surprise farmers give their animals antibiotics when they’re sick. But many also give … Read more

Bead up your kids’ nose? Give it a kiss

Q: How do emergency room doctors remove objects that kids stick up their noses? Toddlers … Read more

What’s the secret to a long life?

People who maintain a healthy weight, don’t smoke and drink alcohol in moderation live, on … Read more

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