Have you heard the one about the dental assistant?

Jessica Taylor has two passions. Neither of them were planned. She’s a dental assistant, a … Read more

Taking the lead in Oregon to prevent inherited disease

To avoid backlash from irresponsible applications, gene therapies should be developed in the U.S.

Clinicians at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland see some of the toughest cases … Read more

Hope Theory can help break big problems into smaller, attainable ones

Ugh. I knew the minute I looked out the back door that I wasn’t doing … Read more

Making cancer a rare disease

The subclassification of cancer is challenging research and treatment efforts

Joy Bachman was running out of options. Ten years after a melanoma was removed from … Read more

How to make sustainable lifestyle changes

Editor’s note: This story was originally published March 8 in Pulse Magazine. Just days into … Read more

Health inspections offer snapshot of conditions in restaurants, food trucks and carts

Restaurants and mobile food units, such as food trucks and carts, are inspected at least … Read more

Find your h-app-y place with these mood apps

These apps offer pathways to bliss ­— if you can remember your password

Bliss be damned. Right off, the calmness app and I were embroiled in a digital … Read more

When it comes to exercise, less is more

Would you know the answer if you were asked, “How long do you need to … Read more

New pill bottle caps do more than keep kids out

High-tech caps will remind you to take your meds

For many patients, a cap on the pill bottle represents just another hurdle to taking … Read more

Heart-healthy diet plan: minimally processed plant foods, lean meat and seafood

I recently met with a patient, a middle-aged woman hoping to improve her heart health … 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

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

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

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

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

Let these apps count your steps

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

An urban-rural divide over gun suicide

When it comes to suicide, the most significant difference between urban and rural counties may … Read more

Stats: Early deliveries up in 2017

Giving birth a week or two early can lead to complications

Doctors once thought there was little difference if babies were delivered at 37 or 38 … Read more

A new app-roach to tennis

Players, coaches and spectators can all benefit from these apps

As all tennis players know — there’s always some aspect of the game you’re trying … Read more

Food synergy: Pairing foods for the most healthful benefit


Avocados + Tomatoes The fats in avocados bring out the lycopene in tomatoes. Lycopene is … Read more

A classic childhood fantasy for all ages

Diane Schmidt says most kids seem drawn to the idea of riding horses — and … Read more

EcoWellness: Time outdoors is good for mental health and wellness

Nature abounds in Central Oregon. Mountains to the west, desert to the east, there’s no … Read more

Childhood trauma can lead to long-lasting health problems

Resilience may be the answer to recovering from youth stresses

Elizabeth Fitzgerald still refers to the area where she grew up in the early … Read more

Downhill mountain bike trails increasing in Central Oregon

Downhill freestyle trails are flourishing to accommodate a growing desire to live on the edge

Mountain biking in Central Oregon and across the nation has progressed over the last several … Read more

Urinary tract infections often misdiagnosed

Sexually transmitted diseases routinely missed

Every day in the emergency room at St. Charles Bend, someone is diagnosed with a … Read more

All runners can benefit from an app

Four running apps reviewed

Runners aren’t demanding creatures, though a few things are important, arch support and dry socks … Read more

OSU marketing professor working on anti-tanning messaging

Despite warnings, young people still sunbathe

Amy Watson placed a mason jar filled with colored liquid on the counter. “This is … Read more

Is your physician burned out?

Stress of practice takes its toll on doctors and patients

Mike Henderson had always wanted to be a doctor. He wanted to help people. Drawn … Read more

Virtual dissection table offers real lessons in anatomy

Simulated anatomy tools spark debate over need for cadavers

When Oregon State University converted its Cascades campus in Bend to a four-year university, the … Read more

What’s app on the ski hill

For many Central Oregon athletes, winter is synonymous with plenty of skiing and snowboarding. And … Read more

Learn to ice skate at any age

Julia Kelleher knows what you’re thinking: Figure skating is for kids. If you made it … Read more

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