The Shins’ James Mercer hearts Doernbecher

Two of the many things that I fell in love with when I moved from Boston to Portland six years ago was the city’s sense of community pride and its spirit of generosity. Acts of kindness and...

From the heart … part 2 in a series

Chances are that at least one member of your family has been told at some point that he or she has a murmur. What exactly does this mean? Is it dangerous? Can it be passed along...

From the Heart, part 1 in a series

I’m very excited to be able to share one of the most remarkable and inspiring stories of modern medicine. It’s the story of congenital heart disease. Let’s begin with a little background....