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Your health questions answered: Heart care for a father with diabetes

You ask. OHSU health experts answer. This National Men’s Health Week, one of our cardiovascular experts is on the hot seat. We know that facing a heart condition can be difficult for patient and families, and that getting the right information can provide peace of mind. With Father’s Day on the horizon, a recent question to our providers about care for a father with diabetes is especially timely. Q: My father has diabetes but is in good … Read More

“War on Skin Cancer” event to bring community together

Join the OHSU Department of Dermatology on Saturday, May 21, at the Collaborative Life Sciences Building for a fun and educational weekend event helping to advance the science of skin cancer prevention and treatment. OHSU and Portland dermatology providers will be available to provide screenings and sun safety tips about how attendees can monitor their skin health. Attendees will also learn about the best sunscreens to use and can take a turn playing educational games … Read More

Pregnancy and the heart

Heart disease is not always a disease of the elderly. According to the American Heart Association, there are over 15,000 deaths due to heart disease annually in the U.S. in young women under the age of 55. While most young patients have at least one risk factor for a cardiac event, many women underestimate their cardiovascular risk. These risk factors may come from family history, lifestyle, and unique to female patients: conditions that developed during pregnancy. … Read More

At OHSU, a mother’s passion inspires

OHSU seems to run in the family for four of the six Mansoor siblings, and it all started with their mother, Salma. Steven Mansoor, M.D., Ph.D., David Mansoor, M.D., Lori Mansoor, L.C.S.W. and André Mansoor, M.D. all work in different capacities at OHSU and three are graduates of the OHSU School of Medicine. Their mother is no longer with them, but her passion for helping people, for science and for family is reflected in her … Read More

Ten things you need to know about our outstanding nurses

It’s National Nurses Week and we are proud of our hardworking nurses for the excellence they bring to their work each and every day. Here are just a few things you might not know about our nurses and the amazing work they do here at OHSU. (Double-click the image to view full-size)   Be a leader, a scientist, a teacher — a nurse. All at OHSU. We are hiring nurses for a variety of clinical areas. Learn more at … Read More

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 community in Oregon and beyond. There are several reasons people choose to volunteer at OHSU – to gain work experience, to help save lives, to give back to a place that’s made a difference in their own lives. Every now and then, a friendly critter also gets the calling to help make a … Read More

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 whether you meet the specific criteria required to benefit from the regimen. Many people with existing heart disease are advised to take a low-dose aspirin every day to prevent blood clots, the cause of heart attacks and most strokes. … Read More

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 Centers. Recently Jacqueline Munch, an orthopaedic surgeon in OHSU’s Sports Medicine program, served a two week rotation at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO. She answers a few questions about her experience: 1. What was your role at the … Read More

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 cholesterol? But how about… What should I cook for dinner? As part of the institute’s Heart Protection Kitchen cooking demonstrations, OHSU cardiologists are trading stethoscopes for aprons to show off their hidden talents in the kitchen. Usually led by OHSU’s executive chef along … Read More

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 educational ideas between hand therapists in the AAHS and in the host country, resulting in improved patient care for upper extremity problems. The 2015 winner of the Vargas Award was OHSU’s Adam Crelling, a Certified Hand Therapist in the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation. … Read More

Why 96,000 Square Miles?

OHSU Health Fair at Pioneer Square.

President Robertson is fond of saying that OHSU has a 96,000 square mile campus, serving Oregonians “from Enterprise to Coos Bay, from Portland to Klamath Falls.”

This blog aims to highlight that breadth. 96,000 Square Miles (96K for short) will focus on the people of OHSU, the Oregonians we serve and the ripple effect of our work in Oregon and beyond.

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