Research offers hope for fertility preservation in boys with cancer

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine scientists announced a milestone Thursday in their efforts to … Read more

Deschutes tops region in health rankings; Crook and Jefferson aim higher

County health rankings an opportunity for improvement, not a reason to gloat, health officials say

The three Central Oregon counties placed near the top, middle and bottom of the latest … Read more

Daily low-dose aspirin no longer recommended by doctors, if you’re healthy

For years, low-dose aspirin has been described as a panacea to ward off heart attacks, … Read more

The egg debate: Too much cholesterol?

Adults who ate about 1½ eggs daily had a slightly higher risk of heart disease … Read more

Newer heart valves may let more people avoid surgery

Surgery for certain bad heart valves may soon become a thing of the past. New … Read more

Mystery infections traced to religious flagellation

NEW YORK — Add self-flagellation to the list of ways to get a dangerous viral … Read more

State hits pause button on chronic pain proposal

Agency asks for last minute delay to review conflict of interest issue

Oregon health officials have delayed consideration of a controversial change under the Oregon Health Plan … Read more

Could Alzheimer’s damage be fixed by light and noise?

Could people’s eyes and ears help fix the damage Alzheimer’s disease does to the brain? … Read more

Surge in flu patients jams St. Charles ER

Hospital forced to cancel surgeries, divert patients

A virulent strain of the flu has filled the emergency room at St. Charles Bend … Read more

Oregon at impasse over opioids for chronic pain

Commission to vote on controversial tapering proposal

Oregon’s efforts to prevent opioid overdoses have reached a difficult impasse: what to do with … Read more

Oregon trials led to FDA approval of new breast cancer treatment

Eva Joseph first found out she had breast cancer in 2002. She underwent chemotherapy, had … Read more

FDA moves to restrict flavored e-cigarettes

With a few weeks left as commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, Dr. Scott … Read more

Are robots being overused in the OR?

Robotic surgery was never approved for mastectomy or any other cancer-related treatment, but that has … Read more

Data shows La Pine residents live 12 years less than some of their Bend neighbors

Census tract data shows the impact of zip code on life expectancy

La Pine residents can expect to live an average of 12 years less than their … Read more

How to create a heart-healthy sandwich

Packing a healthy lunch seems like an easy task, but sometimes all the sandwich choices … 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

Salmonella prompts recall of kratom sold in Bend

Sunstone Organics of Springfield is recalling two lots of the herbal supplement kratom, which the … Read more

Developers of prediction score hope to prevent teen deaths

Ask an expert to predict who is most at risk for suicide, and they’ll only … Read more

Teen who got vaccinated against his parents’ wishes will testify before Congress

Ethan Lindenberger began by questioning his parents’ anti-vaccine stances and eventually got himself inoculated, a … Read more

A few steps to minimize the risk of falls

Every day, I scan the obituaries to see why or how people die. You might … Read more

Insurance hurdles blocks life-changing technology for diabetes

Parents fight for glucose monitors that let them sleep through the night

Sports were always a tricky proposition for 11-year-old Noah Copeland. Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes … Read more

Health briefs: Kindergarten indicators, sepsis, beta blockers

Some early hints at his adult income A kindergarten boy’s behavior could predict his income … Read more

Teenagers: Depression, anxiety are major issues among peers

Most American teenagers — across demographic groups — see depression and anxiety as major problems … Read more

Redmond hospital transferred to St. Charles in 2000; Now the community feels ignored

Group seeks better representation within St. Charles Health System

Still smarting from the impending loss of their family birthing center, Redmond community leaders are … Read more

Doctors work to reduce infections after prostate biopsies

More efforts to reduce need for biopsies and cut complication rates

Every year, more than 1 million men in the United States undergo a prostate biopsy … Read more

Helt co-sponsors ban on vaccine exemptions

Measles outbreak spurs bill to end nonmedical opt-out on shots

SALEM — A bipartisan bill to remove nonmedical exemptions for vaccinations required for children attending … Read more

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