It’s time for neuroscientists to get serious about ‘chemobrain’

At some point during treatment for cancer, between 17 percent and 75 percent of patients … Read more

Study: Fewer teens having sex, using drugs; drinking still common

The school year is over, and public health officials have issued a report card for … Read more

Use juicing for diet variety

Q: Is juicing as healthy as some proclaim, or are nutrients lost in the process? … Read more

Gender imbalance with CPR

Outside of hospitals, men are much more likely to get CPR than women, a new … Read more

Ideal subjects for a salt study? Maybe prisoners

Suppose you wanted to do a study of diet and nutrition, with thousands of participants … Read more

Meditation, aerobics aid trauma recovery

Meditation and aerobic exercise are two very different wellness practices. But a recent study found … Read more

Wear sunglasses on cloudy days, too

The next time you head to the drugstore to buy sunscreen, don’t forget to pick … Read more

Hopes, doubts raised in Ebola vaccine test

MBANDAKA, Congo — Irene Mboyo Mola spent 11 days caring for her husband as he … Read more

Is cinnamon safe in e-cigarettes?

Q: Cinnamon may be safe in foods, but is it safe in e-cigarettes? A common … Read more

Want cake? Blame the music

Trendy restaurants that amp up the music generate mixed feelings in diners, attracting some and … Read more

Hantavirus kills Deschutes County woman

In the wake of a Redmond woman’s death, learn how to protect yourself from this untreatable virus

Deschutes County Health Department officials confirmed a local woman died Wednesday from hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, … Read more

New technique fuses a lifeline in the womb

Successful prebirth bone-marrow transplant may give others a chance

SAN FRANCISCO — In the three months before she was even born, Elianna Constantino received … Read more

New Medicare cards on their way

Cards will no longer carry Social Security numbers

Oregon seniors should receive new Medicare cards in the mail this month as part of … Read more

Hate high-intensity exercise? Try it. You might like it.

Few people interested in fitness are unfamiliar with the concept of high-intensity interval training, or … Read more

Swallow this pill; it sends a wireless alert

In the 1966 science fiction classic “Fantastic Voyage,” a submarine crew is miniaturized so it … Read more

New study questions recommended alcohol guidelines

More than one alcoholic drink a day could shorten your life

A glass of red wine a day keeps the doctor away, right? Not so fast. … Read more

How nighttime tablet and phone use disturbs sleep

Bedtime reading with a tablet or smartphone can interfere with a good night’s sleep, some … Read more

Are there many people who cannot tolerate statins?

Q: Are there studies concerning the number of people who cannot tolerate statins? Yes. Studies … Read more

Urgent care clinics have become a growth industry

Bend’s seven clinics could signal a primary care access issue

Give it a few more years and urgent care clinics might just outnumber brewpubs in … Read more

Skimping on meds can’t save seniors from rising drug costs

Medicare recipients filled fewer prescriptions for pricey brand-name drugs — but spent more on such … Read more

Everyday activities could yield dementia onset

Subtle changes in driving habits, computer use and medication routines could provide early clues to … Read more

Deschutes County likely to retain Bend family planning clinics

Commission set to grant additional funds for STD investigations

Deschutes County health officials have found a way to retain reproductive health services in Bend … Read more

How to reduce the risk of food poisoning

The year is not yet half over and already there have been seven documented multistate … Read more

Patient’s sad smile teaches new surgeon to consider hidden feelings

“Dad, hold still.” As we entered the hospital room that morning, our patient’s daughter was … Read more

If you break your right arm, try using your left

Exercising with your left arm may help maintain muscles

If you sprain an ankle or break a wrist this summer and cannot use one … Read more

Transfat is double trouble for managing heart health

Many health care providers consider transfat to be the worst type of fat you can … Read more

Doing nothing can be the smartest method of treatment

My sister just finished 18 weeks of chemotherapy for ovarian cancer, a slog that started … Read more

Fetal exposure to pollution tied to childhood hypertension

Exposure to air pollution in the womb is associated with an increased risk for high … Read more

Can lifestyle changes remove plaques in your arteries?

Q: Is it possible to remove plaques in your aorta or reduce their size through … Read more

Rollout of Oregon contraceptive-access program has been bumpy

Early issues include pharmacist availability, consultation fees

In 2016, Oregon became the first state to allow pharmacists to prescribe birth control to … Read more

Youth help line recruiting teen volunteers

Portland nonprofit opening satellite office in Central Oregon

A Portland-based crisis counseling and referral line is recruiting Central Oregon teens to provide peer-to-peer … Read more

Study: Low-carb diet beneficial to children with Type 1 Diabetes

Like many children, Andrew Hightower, 13, likes pizza, sandwiches and dessert. But Andrew has Type … Read more

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