The placenta, an afterthought no longer

The placenta may be dismissed as an afterthought in discussions about pregnancy. At long last … Read more

Insulin supplies could be inadequate by 2030

As people around the globe continue to get fatter, diabetes rates will continue to rise … Read more

Why are we so overweight?

Q: Why are we still overweight? Whenever I see a photo from the 1960s or … Read more

Oregon task force backs controversial opioid plan

Proposal would expand access to alternatives but limit opioids for chronic pain

An Oregon proposal to expand alternative treatments for certain chronic pain conditions while limiting the … Read more

Oregon Health Plan expands hepatitis C treatment

Patients can now be treated at all stages of the disease

Faced with the highest hepatitis C mortality rate in the country, Oregon is on the … Read more

Doctors said Todd Ewen did not have CTE. But he did.

WILDWOOD, Mo. — The news at first seemed to shock the medical world studying the … Read more

Oregon backs off opioid limits for chronic pain

New proposal would expand access to alternative treatments

Oregon health officials have backed off of a proposal that would have limited Medicaid coverage … Read more

What you should know about the new flu drug

The first new influenza drug in 20 years was approved in October, and maker Genentech … Read more

Teach children about what to do with uncommon fruits

On a recent trip to the grocery store, my second-grader picked up a dragon fruit … Read more

Who owns your medical data? Not you, most likely

It’s a good bet that the fine print of the consent form you signed before … Read more

How long can people live?

Q: How long can people live? The most common risk factor for serious disease is … Read more

Excess weight increases asthma risk

Children who are overweight or obese are at increased risk for asthma, researchers report. A … Read more

Some spices may be a source of lead exposure in children

Paint chips in older homes, contaminated soil and water pumped though lead pipes are all … Read more

Physical Therapists mesh sociability with rehab

Some clinics offer a ‘social but dedicated’ experience that encourages patients to interact

Judy Hoiness, 77, held onto a railing at Therapeutic Associates’ clinic one recent morning and … Read more

Big studies give mixed news on fish oil, vitamin D

CHICAGO — Taking fish oil or vitamin D? Big studies give long-awaited answers on who … Read more

Home remedies for stopping and preventing nosebleeds

Most nosebleeds aren’t serious and will stop on their own or by following self-care steps. … Read more

Former bodybuilder inspires as a trainer after being nearly paralyzed

Michael Rodriguez sat in a Fresno, California, rehabilitation hospital four years ago struggling to make … Read more

Do you need a healthy diet if you’re naturally thin?

Q: My friends who carry extra weight worry about following a healthy diet, especially as … Read more

Study: Cutting carbs instead of calories keeps weight off

In a study of overweight people maintaining weight loss, those on a low-­carbohydrate diet burned … Read more

Woes for babies of older fathers

Babies of older fathers are at greater risk of premature birth, low birth weight and … Read more

Oregon tries humor in fight against salmonella

Health officials let salmonella tweet you warnings

If you tweet about your Thanksgiving meal preparations Thursday, don’t be surprised if you get … Read more

Romaine lettuce is not safe to eat, CDC warns US consumers

Romaine lettuce is unsafe to eat in any form, the Centers for Disease Control and … Read more

Health Authority: Senior citizens should get a high-dose flu shot

A high-dose flu vaccine has been shown to be much more effective at keeping seniors … Read more

Parents of children with developmental disabilities aim high

Kim Gunderson-Moore stood outside the nursery window watching the two doctors examining her newborn … Read more

Lab scientists are often the unsung heroes of patient diagnoses

Deep in the bowels of St. Charles Bend a group of health care providers toils … Read more

OHSU is home to one of the most advanced microscopes on the planet

Portland has long been a draw for hipsters, foodies and craft beer enthusiasts. Now it … Read more

Music can help long-distance runners find the zone

Runners, like other athletes, often listen to music to get into the zone. Feel a … Read more

Talent. A scholarship. And severe depression.

Something was wrong. He could sense it. The feeling had been stalking him for months. … Read more

Let these apps count your steps

Taking steps is easy. Counting them, well, it depends on which app you decide to … Read more

Avoiding the No. 1 mistake in helping grieving children

The classroom was escalating quickly. With one, swift kick, the desk that perfectly fit a … Read more

Medication lockboxes can save a loved one

The call came from a harried resident physician rotating in the pediatric intensive care unit … Read more

World War 1 was ‘the chemists’ war’

Remnants of the race to make chemical weapons lurk under Washington, D.C., neighborhood

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Under a canopy of poplar and oak trees, a team of geophysicists … Read more

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