Good sleep is ‘the magic pill’ for those aiming to be top athletes

Tom Brady, the NFL’s oldest quarterback, and his high-tech pajamas, early bedtime and preference for … Read more

New drug is 1st to show benefit against glioblastoma

Immunotherapy may help patients with the kind of cancer that killed John McCain

Glioblastoma — the aggressive brain cancer that killed Sen. John McCain, Sen. Ted Kennedy and … Read more

Critics: Transplant failure shows system’s lack of accountability

On March 7, 2016, doctors at the Cleveland Clinic introduced the nation to Lindsey McFarland, … Read more

FDA clears U.S. medical isotopes supply

Domestic production could end delays in nuclear medicine scans

For decades, U.S. health providers have relied on a fragile international supply of the medical … Read more

Scared of a superbug? Swabbing, special soap and mouthwash could protect against infection

Think of it as decontaminating yourself. Hospitalized patients who harbor certain superbugs can cut their … Read more

Central Oregon clears incubation period for measles exposure

Health officials urge vigilance with outbreak nearby

Central Oregon has seen no cases of measles since a resident from Clark County, Washington, … Read more

Proposal would end personal vaccine exemption for Oregon school kids

Thousands of Oregon children would have to get vaccinated or stay out of school under … Read more

AI shows promise as a physician assistant

Each year, millions of Americans walk out of a doctor’s office with a misdiagnosis. Physicians … Read more

Artificial joint patients don’t need antibiotics before dental work but docs still prescribing

Guidelines say most patients don’t need to take preventive medications

Many orthopedic surgeons and dentists are routinely prescribing antibiotics to their joint implant patients before … Read more

Gov. Brown urges vaccines as measles cases climb to 56

SALEM — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown urged residents to get vaccinated Thursday as public health … Read more

Your furry friend may need a diet

Obesity is on the rise in cats and dogs and can shorten a pet’s lifespan

Humans are not the only residents of the United States who are getting fatter every … Read more

What is a fecal transplant, and why would I want one?

Fecal transplant is a medical procedure in which stool from a healthy donor is introduced … Read more

My rude awakening to bad behavior and my attempt to find a better approach

Not long ago, I sat in my car at an intersection with my 6-year-old son … Read more

In Illinois, medical marijuana can now replace opioids

An old photo popped up on Tashena Altman’s Facebook profile recently, showing her a memory … Read more

Out of shape? Need a pal?

Find company while you walk off a few pounds

On a mild January morning in Lafayette, Colorado, 22 residents and five dogs gathered for … Read more

3 more measles cases in Oregon

PORTLAND — Oregon health officials say three more measles cases have been confirmed in Multnomah … Read more

CDC: Kids are overdoing it on the toothpaste

Many parents are squeezing potentially unhealthy amounts of toothpaste on their children’s brushes, health officials … Read more

Oregon medical team urges states to limit feeding tubes

Placing feeding tubes not an emergency situation, should not be on POLST form, team says

This year, Oregon became the first state to no longer ask about feeding tube preferences … Read more

Outbreak revives vaccine debate

VANCOUVER, Wash. — A measles outbreak near Portland has revived a bitter debate over so-called … Read more

What’s the relationship between marijuana use and schizophrenia?

Nearly a century after the film “Reefer Madness” alarmed the nation, some policymakers and doctors … Read more

Space station engineer says indoor lights are making us sick

Those fluorescent lights hanging above your cubicle might be making you sick, depressed and obese, … Read more

Dr. Google doesn’t know best

The internet is good for support, but not for answers

When faced with an actual or potential diagnosis of cancer, most people are inclined to … Read more

Those with food allergies struggle for acceptance

Youth theater program rejects youth with nut allergy

TURNERS FALLS, Mass. — It seemed like the perfect setting for a shy, thoughtful 10-year-old … Read more

Pedestrian deaths hit more than 49,000 in 10 years

The authors of a new report are calling on federal, state and local governments to … Read more

Measles exposure in Bend confirmed

Tests show Clark County visitor infected at time of visit

The Oregon Health Authority has confirmed that a visitor from Clark County, Washington, was infectious … Read more

Foreign hospitals’ infection rates hard to assess

SAN DIEGO — It’s relatively easy for the average U.S. health care consumer to find … Read more

Suspected measles patient was in Bend in January

Potential exposure at Juniper Swim & Fitness Center, Mountain Air trampoline park

A person suspected of having measles visited Bend on Jan. 19-20, potentially exposing residents to … Read more

Air ambulance flights can leave patients with major bills that insurance won’t pay

Federal laws prevent states from regulating medical air providers

Last August, just before his third birthday, Grant Williamson went on a $42,000 airplane ride. … Read more

St. Charles Bend nurses ratify contract

The nurses at St. Charles Bend have voted to ratify a new 4.5-year contract negotiated … Read more

Was the measles outbreak inevitable?

Alan Melnick is frustrated and open to new ideas. The Clark County, Washington, health officer … Read more

The electronics industry sees money in your health

LAS VEGAS — If the scores of personal health care devices at the recent Consumer … Read more

Studies: Clutter can negatively affect mental health

Clutter can increase levels of a stress hormone

Do you have a clutter problem? If you have to move things around in order … Read more

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