Athletes of all ages benefit from high-intensity interval training

‘HIIT’ the gym

Michele Farneth swung a lightweight dumbbell in an arch between her knees and above her … Read more

Excess weight contributes to more than 7 percent of cancers

More than 7 percent of cancer cases in the United States are attributable to excess … Read more

Finding open-minded health care abroad

Lola Méndez is no stranger to new experiences. Méndez. 29, an American freelance travel writer, … Read more

When the illness is a mystery, patients turn to detectives

They are patients with diseases that mystify doctors, people whose symptoms are dismissed as psychosomatic, … Read more

Do I really need a flu vaccination?

Q: I am 28 and healthy. I have never gotten a flu shot and have … Read more

St. Charles Bend, nurses reach contract deal

Tentative agreement will halt planned picket at hospital

After six months of often acrimonious negotiations, St. Charles Health System and the Oregon Nurses … Read more

Neurologists overwhelmed by stroke calls

Hospital adds expertise in stroke care

An increased demand for stroke evaluations at St. Charles Bend has overwhelmed community neurologists, leading … Read more

Teenage acne can be managed

With the right treatment, there’s no need to add to stresses of adolescence

Acne appeared sporadically at first when Sophia Steinberg was in the eighth grade, but within … Read more

What foods are banned in Europe but not in the U.S.?

Q: What foods are banned in Europe that are not banned in the United States, … Read more

Heart attack may be early sign of cancer

A heart attack or stroke may be an early sign of cancer. Researchers studied records … Read more

Tips to help stay injury-free this ski season

It was the easiest first day of any of my 21 ski seasons in Jackson, … Read more

Dementia may never improve, but many patients still can learn

He was a retired factory worker, living with his wife outside a small town in … Read more

An early, safe prenatal test gains popularity — and attracts doubts

During Carrie Wells’s first OB/GYN visit after learning she was pregnant this summer, the 30-year-old … Read more

There’s no stethoscope for pain; scientists want to change that

WASHINGTON — Is the pain stabbing or burning? On a scale from 1 to 10, … Read more

Hospitals now required to reveal price lists

Hospitals across the country rang in the New Year with a federal mandate to reveal … Read more

Hospital-acquired infections are declining

The risk of getting a hospital-acquired infection is decreasing. In a study published in The … Read more

Does the gut microbiome recover from antibiotics?

Q: Does the gut microbiome ever fully recover from taking antibiotics? Most gut bacteria recover … Read more

Psychologists want you to know how racism holds our country back

While some laud the moves by the American Psychological Association to address the psychological effects of racism, others can’t forget the APA’s past

The nation’s psychologists want us to talk about race. Not in the hushed confines of … Read more

Blame angst on phones, but can they help detect it, too?

Rising suicide rates and depression in U.S. teens and young adults have prompted researchers to … Read more

Parents seeking custom babies set off ethics alarms

Danielle Lloyd, a former Miss Great Britain and celebrity mother of four boys, wants to … Read more

Fitness experts predict trends for the new year

Wearable technology, group fitness and high-intensity interval training lead the way

You might want to try an exercise tracker, group fitness or high-intensity interval training (HIIT). … Read more

Oregon prepares for shift in hepatitis A outbreaks

Prevention efforts now focus on homeless

A shift in the way hepatitis A outbreaks happen has Oregon public health officials working … Read more

Obamacare will remain in effect during appeal

The federal judge in Texas, who ruled this month that the entire Affordable Care Act … Read more

Deschutes leads state in flu vaccination

Some areas could be reaching herd immunity

Deschutes County has the highest flu immunization rate in Oregon this winter, with 62 percent … Read more

St. Charles to expand cancer services in Redmond

$15 million project would add radiation treatment

For nearly eight weeks, Ted Carlin, 70, drove from Crooked River Ranch to St. Charles … Read more

The brain fog of menopause can burn off

Doctor finds menopause-related cognitive symptoms are similar to ‘chemo brain’

Dr. Gayatri Devi’s patient, a 55-year-old former headmistress, had good reason to be distraught. The … Read more

Are deli meats really that bad for you?

Q: Is eating deli meats really that bad? Does it make a difference if they … Read more

Six to 8 hours a night may be the sweet spot for sleep

Getting enough sleep is healthful, but getting too much might not be. Researchers gathered health … Read more

How to teach children to eat in moderation using snack drawers

Just as children need support when they learn to read, write or ride a bike, … Read more

Older Americans flock to pot dispensaries

Shari Horne broke her toes a decade ago, and after surgery, “I have plates and … Read more

Study status: Children’s activity starts declining at age 6

Most experts believe physical activity declines as children reach adolescence, but a new study has … Read more

Do broccoli and similar vegetables really fight cancer?

Q: Are cruciferous vegetables really helpful for fighting cancer? There’s no question that cruciferous vegetables, … Read more

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