Tackling childhood obesity in rural Oregon

To counter the alarming growth in childhood obesity across the country, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recently announced $500 million additional dollars to its longstanding campaign to achieve a...

The magic bullet for heart health?

If you knew there was a “magic bullet” that would reduce your risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) by 92% and lower your risk of other cardiovascular risk factors, including type 2 diabetes,...

Student perspective: OHSU School of Dentistry

Since 1899, the OHSU School of Dentistry has produced Dentists, Dental Specialists, and Dental Hygienists, as well as participating in research, patient care, outreach and community service...

6 easy tips for fueling during a run

There is so much that goes into running well. Good form, flexibility, strength, endurance, training, and good shoes. An often neglected aspect of running well is nutrition. There are two main...

Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week

It’s safe to say Kimmie Harding knows her way around OHSU. She’s been treated here for the last 34 years and counting for her Congenital Heart Defect (CHD). Her passion for advocacy made her...

Set SMART Resolutions for 2015

Are you one of the millions of Americans who make New Year’s resolutions, or have you sworn them off since they never seem to stick? Studies show that 45% of Americans make at least one...

The promise of gene therapy for inherited eye disease

I first learned about inherited blinding disorders as a freshman in college, when I got a summer job with Dr. David Birch, a leading scientist who has been studying retinitis pigmentosa (RP) for many...

Your health questions answered: Kids and technology use

You ask. OHSU health experts answer. This month, our pediatric and and pituitary specialists are on the hot seat. Q. When is my child old enough to use an iPad or tablet? A. In general,...

Winter recipes packed with cancer-fighting nutrients

Winter time is full of delicious fruits and vegetables that are flavorful and rich in cancer-fighting nutrients. Every fruit and vegetable contains their own cancer fighting compounds, including...