Testosterone supplements may not benefit those with normal levels

Extra energy, libido felt are likely a placebo effect, experts say

Getting a high testosterone reading offers bragging rights for some men of a certain age, … Read more

Marijuana use tied to fatal car crashes

April 20 has become known as a day to celebrate the pleasures of marijuana consumption … Read more

How can I stop this post-cold cough?

Q: My cold is better, but I can’t stop coughing. Isn’t there a cold medicine … Read more

Too much sitting may contribute to memory loss, study suggests

If you want to take a good stroll down memory lane, new research suggests you’d … Read more

Does it have to be a doctor?

Health system still debating role of nurse practitioners and physician assistants

Despite more than 40 years of experience with nurse practitioners and physician assistants in Oregon, … Read more

Airlines revamp flying experience for comfort, wellness

Some offer meditation apps, stretching exercises, yoga videos, comfortable pillows and blankets

Wellness isn’t a concept that seems synonymous with the ever-growing hassles of flying, but that … Read more

Sudden loss of wealth in midlife may increase risk of death

A big financial loss may shorten your life, a new study suggests. Middle-aged Americans who … Read more

Walking breaks as short as 2 minutes add up

Exercise does not have to be prolonged to be beneficial

Walk for two minutes. Repeat 15 times. Or walk for 10 minutes, thrice. The benefits … Read more

Seattle man is first adult to get new gene therapy for vision

Toby Willis gave up on medical miracles long ago. The Seattle man’s eyesight started deteriorating … Read more

Hearing loss leads to accidents

People with poor hearing are at increased risk for accidents, a new study reports. Using … Read more

Can you get two colds at once?

A: Yes, you can. The phenomenon is known medically as coinfection and occurs when two … Read more

Guidelines limit dental pain meds

Dentists urged to hold back on opioids

New prescribing guidelines for dentists call for more judicious use of opioid pain relievers to … Read more

Three cardiologists leaving Summit-BMC

Summit Medical Group Oregon-Bend Memorial Clinic announced that its three cardiologists will be leaving the … Read more

Swapping livestock for produce could feed all of America

More than 41 million Americans find themselves at risk of going hungry at some point … Read more

Do service dogs help with PTSD?

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. — Adam Fuller credits a simple, one-word command — and a black … Read more

Americans are hooked on vitamins despite scarce evidence they work

When she was a young physician, Dr. Martha Gulati noticed that many of her mentors … Read more

California scientists develop new stomach monitor

Worn outside the body, the device doesn’t require patients to be in the hospital

SAN DIEGO — Heart and brain activity are routinely measured through the skin with adhesive … Read more

Researchers decoding how the heart ‘talks’ to fat

Overweight patients are often told extra pounds are bad for their hearts. It turns out … Read more

Why mumps is on the rise

Mumps is resurging. And it may be because the immune response provoked by the mumps … Read more

Are DNA markers exclusive to humans?

Q: Are humans the only creatures with individual DNA fingerprints? What about other species? A: … Read more

Studies link legal marijuana with fewer opioid prescriptions

Can legalizing marijuana fight the problem of opioid addiction and fatal overdoses? Two new studies … Read more

A quiet drug problem among older adults

Despite warnings of overdose from experts, prescriptions continue for common anti-anxiety and sleep medications

At first, the pills helped her feel so much better. Jessica Falstein, an artist living … Read more

Study: smartwatches as accurate heart-health monitors still long way off

Imagine a smartwatch that surreptitiously scans your body for telltale signs of disease. Over time, … Read more

Female infertility has many causes — and many treatments

Infertility is defined as trying to get pregnant (with frequent intercourse) for at least a … Read more

Study status: Have nausea? Try sniffing rubbing alcohol

Sniffing an alcohol pad may be a good cure for nausea. Almost 5 million people … Read more

What causes canker sores?

Q: What causes canker sores? Why would I have a sudden outbreak of them in … Read more

The most prescribed drug in Oregon isn’t what you’d guess

Doctors say it may reflect an overdiagnosis problem

What would you guess is the most commonly prescribed medicine in Oregon? A cholesterol or … Read more

Brain tissue shows ADHD is not just a behavioral issue

In the first comprehensive imaging study of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in preschoolers, researchers have found evidence … Read more

Health of moose gets some hope

PORTLAND, Maine — Moose have struggled with parasites throughout the northern United States, but Maine … Read more

Government wants patient data on 1M people

The biobank would provide insights into who gets sick, why and how to prevent and treat chronic diseases

This spring, the National Institutes of Health will start recruiting participants for one of the … Read more

Medicare doesn’t offer dental care, which leaves seniors without

Many people view Medicare as the gold standard of U.S. health coverage, and any attempt … Read more

Navy investigates surfing as a way to counteract PTSD

In song and prose, surfing has long been celebrated as a way to soothe the … Read more

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