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

Prevent dementia by focusing on heart health

Seven ways to keep your brain functioning well later in life

The graying of America has spurred widespread interest in ways to prevent dementia, Alzheimer’s disease … Read more

Heavy smoke sent more asthma sufferers to St. Charles ER last summer

The summer of 2017 in Central Oregon will always be remembered for the heavy smoke … Read more

At home genetic tests of limited use

Consumers often misinterpret, overvalue their results

The advent of at-home genetic testing offers people a tantalizing power: the ability to look … Read more

Planning for an aging population

Letting people live and thrive in their own communities, advocates say, is crucial: ‘If you have an elderly neighbor, do something nice for them’

Stephen Smith started smoking in the ninth grade of Catholic school, when buying cigarettes required … Read more

Many leave emergency room before being seen

More patients are visiting St. Charles Bend’s emergency room. Some of them are leaving before being seen.Who’s not getting care — and why?

When patients check into the emergency department but leave without being seen — often after … Read more

Medications can affect your oral health

Learn to avoid drug-caused cavities or gum disease

Many prescription and over-the-counter drugs can have a negative impact on your oral health. However, … Read more

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