Vaccines have been in the news a lot this week because Wednesday was exclusion day in Oregon schools. (The first day unvaccinated students aren’t allowed to attend school without records explaining the decision.) OHSU Oregon National Primate Research Center researcher Mark Slifka, Ph.D., has appeared in several stories to talk about vaccines and the role they play. Here he is on KGW this week. Dr. Slifka will talk further … Read More
In recognition of OHSU’s 125th Anniversary, a very special speaker visited campus on Monday. Amanda Bennett is a Pulitzer Prize winner, former Oregonian editor and a remarkable author. During her visit, she talked about her book, the Cost of Hope which chronicles her husband’s lost battle with cancer. One reason the book is so compelling is its insights into some of the problems within our health care system. Hopefully it will also point to some … Read More
OHSU is proud to host a remarkable speaker this week. TED speaker and biotech expert Juan Enriquez will be in Portland this Wednesday to discuss his vision of the future. More details here If you haven’t heard of Juan Enriquez, I urge you to watch this: Hope to see you Wednesday.
OHSU was excited to take part in a big announcement today. The organizers of the nationally-known Hood to Coast relay race are kicking off a new run. It’s a half-marathon that will begin and end at OHSU. The name: The Better Half Marathon. The name hints at the race’s support for womens’ wellness. More details about the race can be found at the race website which launched earlier today.
OHSU is celebrating a big birthday this year…125 years to be exact. What better way to celebrate than by offering free health screenings to the public? That’s exactly what OHSU employees did on Tuesday down in Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse Square. In all, we saw over 170 people during the 4-hour health screening/health fair. Hopefully you saw some news coverage on KOIN or KGW. For information on future 125th anniversary events, click here.
Now that Dr. Oz’s visit to OHSU has come and gone, we can tell you a little more about the day. A couple stats: 474 people took part in the free screenings offered by OHSU, The Dr. Oz Show and KATU. 349 of those folks preregistered, 125 were walk-in appointments In addition, through KATU broadcasts, over 2 million people in the region were exposed to the important message of taking a proactive approach to their … Read More
As promised, here are some more details of Dr. Oz’s upcoming visit to OHSU. On Monday July 16, we will be hosting 15-minute health screenings with Dr. Oz and dozens of other OHSU physicians/nurses and volunteers. The signup period for appointments has concluded but you can watch live coverage throughout the day on KATU. The event at OHSU is just one of a series that the Dr. Oz Show is hosting across the country. The goal: … Read More
OHSU has a unique series of programs where health experts talk about common health ailments. Here’s the unique part: Audience members get to ask questions. The talks are appropriately named “Ask the Health Experts.” Here’s the schedule of talks for this spring/summer (after the break.)
Why are you holding on to all those old pills? You don’t need them and frankly, it’s a safety hazard if you have young kids in the house. Here is the solution…let OHSU help. We’re hosting a free pharmacetical disposal event this spring. All you need to know…is below: What: OHSU Pharmaceutical Disposal Drop-off Event When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday April 28 Where: OHSU Emergency Department Sponsors: The Oregon Poison Center, OHSU Pharmacy … Read More
Or is it? This week, The Oregonian posted an interesting story comparing the health of most of our counties (33 out of 36). Here’s an interactive map. It’s interesting to see that the most populated counties are all necessarily grouped together. For more county info…see here. Why is this so important to us? Because OHSU’s goal is to improve the health of all residents in all counties. For more info on our statewide efforts, visit … Read More