Top five reasons to volunteer at OHSU

In 2015, more than 1,300 people volunteered their time at OHSU to help advance the boundaries of medicine, improve patients' quality of life and share their genuine passion for serving our...

Ask the expert: Should I take aspirin to prevent a heart attack?

This week you may have seen news headlines touting aspirin as a way to prevent heart attacks. But does that apply to you? OHSU experts are cautioning against a run to the pharmacy until you know...

Caring for athletes at the U.S. Olympic Training Center

With the 2016 Summer Olympics just a few months away, Olympic-bound athletes are hard at work preparing for their events. Many of these athletes are training at one of three U.S. Olympic Training...

Your cardiologist is in the kitchen

If you are a patient at the OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute some typical questions you might ask your cardiologist could include: How is my blood pressure? Should I be concerned about my...

Bringing hand therapy to Ghana

Each year, the American Association for Hand Surgery selects a single applicant to receive the Vargas International Hand Therapy Award. The purpose of the award is to foster an exchange of...

Savor the flavor of eating right

All too often, I hear from patients that in order to eat “right,” they have to give up everything that tastes good. I wholeheartedly disagree! First of all, nothing is off limits on a healthy...

CNA’s quick thinking saves a life

Last November, Amelia Corwin was on a flight back to Portland after a trip to Florida when a flight attendant's voice came on the intercom. "Is there a doctor or nurse on board?" Amelia, a...

Heart attack symptoms, response differ in women vs. men

A woman’s heart attack can have different underlying causes, symptoms and outcomes compared to men, according to a new scientific statement released last week by the American Heart...

Eating well in the new year

Have you resolved to eat better in 2016, but you aren’t quite sure where to start? Last week, U.S. News & World Report released their annual review of 38 popular diets and chose the best...

OHSU’s Most Read Blog Posts of 2015

“OHSU has one purpose and that purpose is to improve the health and well being of Oregonians. And we live that each and every day across all of our missions and across all 96 thousand square...