Why take diet advice from a cave man?

Despite its benefits, the ‘Paleo’ diet may not hold up against more flexible options

It seems these days that every third person I meet is either already on the … Read more

Death of sibling with a severe disability is not a relief

When my brother, Alan, died suddenly at age 43, I received the usual condolences, and … Read more

Local athletes see cannabis-derived compound as a pain-relief alternative

They use cannabidiol in various forms

During a winter run last year, Renee Metivier slipped on black ice and snapped her … Read more

FDA seeks to tailor length of opioid prescriptions to patient conditions

FDA commissioner explains plan at roundtable discussion in Bend

The Food and Drug Administration is developing new opioid prescribing guidelines that would tailor the … Read more

Dogs can get rattlesnake vaccine — but does it work?

Whether the vaccine offers protection in dogs, horses is uncertain

As a bird hunter in Oregon, Scott Linden often takes his hunting dog, Buddy, into … Read more

Meditation and no coffee: tips for a healthy commute

As August arrives, the summer commute into work becomes a sweaty endeavor marked by crowded … Read more

Health is all in good timing

Regulating when we eat, or don’t eat, may be critical

Nutrition scientists have long debated the best diet for optimal health. But now some experts … Read more

Pancreatic cancer cases on the rise

As an avid reader of obituaries, I’ve been struck by how many people these days … Read more

Why companies may be sharing more about a CEO’s health

Fiat Chrysler’s announcement that its hard-charging CEO was being replaced following “unexpected complications” after a … Read more

Our national parks: breathtaking and polluted

Anyone traveling to a national park in the hope of enjoying some fresh air may … Read more

Is there a correct dose of aspirin?

Q: What is the right dose of aspirin? A daily dose of baby aspirin is … Read more

Central Oregon combats health impacts of loneliness among seniors

New friendship line launched for older adults, disabled

Every day Dr. Kristin Stratton sees one or two elderly patients who say they are … Read more

Review: Sleepbuds offer the promise of blocking snoring

There comes a point in many relationships where one has to say, “Honey, you know … Read more

College students’ eating habits can lead to health conditions

If your diet consists of coffee, Top Ramen, pizza and anything free, you might be … Read more

Does moving in place while seated count as an activity?

Q: Does ‘moving in place’ while seated (for example, flexing or extending feet) count as … Read more

Women with heart failure more likely to die

The incidence of heart failure has declined overall in both sexes in recent years and … Read more

Study: Lower your blood pressure, lower your dementia risk

For patients with high blood pressure who hope to ward off dementia, doctors have the … Read more

Kick added sugar in sports drinks

Homemade alternatives to sports drinks like Gatorade satisfy children and adults — without all that sugar

Nike recently launched a Gatorade-colored collection of Air Jordan sneakers in honor of the sports … Read more

Good news for diet soda drinkers

A new study by Yale University researchers found people who drank diet soda after beating … Read more

Exercise — a lot of it — can help with weight loss

Can working out help us drop pounds after all? A new study involving overweight men … Read more

The power of positive people

Are you spending time with the right people for your health and happiness? While many … Read more

Coffee drinkers may live longer

Drinking coffee is associated with lower mortality rates, and a new study suggests that caffeine … Read more

Here’s what you can do for jet lag

Jet lag is a tough problem. High-speed plane travel to a location out of sync … Read more

What can you do to get rid of tinnitus?

Q: What causes tinnitus, and is there anything that can be done to get rid … Read more

Cuts to funds that help people find insurance shouldn’t affect Oregon

Federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will cut funds by 70 percent

The Trump administration’s move to cut funding for people who help consumers buy individual health … Read more

Can a Bar of Soap Transmit Infection?

Are there any health risks to using a communal bar of soap in, say, a … Read more

Probiotics may be good for your bones

A probiotic supplement could be good for your bones, a Researchers studied 90 women, 75 … Read more

Time to hydrate

Especially in the summer, drinking enough water is key to an individual’s healthfulness

I wonder how we all survived — and even thrived — in our younger years … Read more

A vegan’s struggle with gout includes change in diet, cortisone

A mysterious pain in my right ankle woke me up one summer morning as insistently … Read more

Portland VA gets cancer research support

Funding will help enroll veterans in clinical trials

The Portland VA Medical Center is one of 12 sites chosen to receive additional funding … Read more

Central Oregon a hot spot for Colorado tick fever

Viral disease is unpleasant, but not fatal

In just over a month, Central Oregon has seen at least four confirmed cases and … Read more

Babies born to opioid-addicted moms suffer

Mom’s care may still be the best treatment

CARRBORO, N.C. — The halls at UNC Horizons day care are quiet at 5 p.m. … Read more

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