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September marks National Recovery Month, celebrating victories over substance abuse
National Recovery Month celebrates those in recovery, breaks down the stigmas surrounding substance abuse, and promotes support for those struggling.
Rare foam roller injury puts Beaverton mother in the hospital with pain and paralysis
A young Beaverton mother was brought to OHSU paralyzed, but thanks to emergency spinal surgery she was home and walking within a week.
OHSU scientists discover condition that contributes to Alzheimer's by triggering a cascade of degeneration among immune cells in the brain
Studying the brains of patients who had died with Alzheimer's, the researchers discovered that cells responsible for removing debris in the brain had been dying off.
Oregon parents should plan back-to-school eye exams for kids
A pediatric optometrist at OHSU Casey Eye Institute talks about the importance of vision checks for preschool and school-aged children.
Start of the school year brings new health challenges for kids
From healthy eating and getting enough sleep to managing mental health, Dr. Nicole Saint Clair has tips for parents as the start of the school year approaches.
Portland students stock up on supplies at Boys & Girls Club back-to-school event
The Regence Boys & Girls Club is getting families excited about the school year ahead with school gear, haircuts, and community fun on Monday night.
Yamhill County mother and daughter start nonprofit to share stories of invisible illnesses
By sharing her story of living with anxiety, Sara Long hopes it will encourage others to do the same through the nonprofit she started with her mother.
New developments in medicine offer hope on Alzheimer’s disease
The Alzheimer’s Association International Conference offered the latest on treatment and detection and a narrowed view of Alzheimer’s prevalence in the U.S.
American Cancer Society to illuminate Portland’s Tilikum Bridge with Luminaria Ceremony Saturday night
The American Cancer Society Relay for Life Portland Luminaria Ceremony will start at OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Saturday and continue over Tilikum Crossing.
National Mental Health Crisis Line 988 helps millions of Americans in its first year
988 rolled out in July 2022 as the new national suicide crisis line. It’s evolved since then as a reliable resource available 24/7.
How to know if social media is threatening your child's mental health
Research shows that teens who spend more than three hours a day on social media face double the risk of mental health problems — including anxiety and depression.
Rural Oregon clinic one of five sites nationwide testing new Alzheimer’s early detection toolkit
The Sherman County Medical Clinic is part of a pilot program that aims to catch signs of Alzheimer’s earlier.
Oregon experts discuss concerns of cyber bullying, body image on social media
Research shows 95% of young people use social media platforms and more than one-third say they use social media “almost constantly.”
Why you should put travel health insurance on your to-do list before taking a trip
When planning your summer vacation, insurance experts suggest you make your health coverage part of all that prep.
When should you sign up for Medicare? Here's what an expert had to say
More Americans are retiring later in life, and you don't have to sign up for Medicare right when you turn 65, but there are key things to know to avoid penalties.
OHSU epilepsy patient nearly seizure-free after regenerative brain cell therapy procedure
The Portland woman is one of the first two people in the U.S. to undergo the procedure as part of a clinical trial.
How tiny daily frustrations can add up to bigger problems
Everyone has microstress, but if left unchecked, it can build and affect mental and physical health.
OHSU dermatologists set new record for finding smallest skin cancer
The team verified the melanoma measuring in at just 0.65 millimeters. OHSU leaders hope the recognition helps emphasize the importance of early cancer detection.
Here are the warning signs of an eating disorder in your teenager
Eating disorder-related hospitalizations doubled in adolescent girls during the pandemic, according to the CDC.
Helping parents, guardians cope with mental health struggles: ‘Taking care of yourself first'
While kids and teens are in a mental health crisis, so too are many adults. A 2021 study found that 1 in 14 children has a caregiver with poor mental health.
Youth mental health crisis: Talking to your kids about their mental well-being
Oregon ranks as the worst in the U.S. when it comes to youth mental health illness prevalence and access to care, according to Mental Health America.
‘We are in the era of treatment’: New Alzheimer’s report shows numbers are increasing, but so are treatment options
There are now two FDA-approved drugs for Alzheimer’s, however neither are covered by Medicare and Medicaid.
‘We're not moving quick enough’: Black Maternal Health Week highlights disparities for expecting mothers
Black women are three times more likely to die from a pregnancy related cause than White women, according to the CDC.
Couples dealing with cancer build stronger bodies and relationships in OHSU trial
The OHSU program is the first study in the world that uses exercise to improve the health of both cancer patients and their partners.
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