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

Lack of insurance, gaps in coverage expose blind spots in vision care

Every day, a school bus drops off as many as 45 children at a community … Read more

Portrait honors woman with ‘immortal’ cells

The National Portrait Gallery is filled with portraits of presidents and great leaders, many of … Read more

Take steps to reduce injury risk in youth sports

Few parents enroll their children in organized sports with the expectation that they will get … Read more

NIH halts controversial study of moderate drinking

The National Institutes of Health has ordered a halt to a $100 million, 10-year study … Read more

Apps can help those with eating disorders navigate supermarket aisles

Individuals with anorexia, binge eating disorder and bulimia often feel anxious and overwhelmed when surrounded … Read more

Pushing the boundaries of human reproduction

Fertility doctor with little regulation pioneers new techniques

This is John Zhang, the Chinese-­born, British-educated founder and medical director of a Manhattan fertility … Read more

Should I avoid fever-reducing drugs?

Q: If fever is the body’s way of fighting infection, should I avoid anti-fever medicines … Read more

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