What Makes a Person Creative? Is it a skill we are born with? Can it be developed? One writer hopes to answer those questions and he is coming to OHSU next week to share his thoughts. His name is Jonah Lehrer and if you Google him you will get a ton of fascinating information including this New York Times article that was published earlier this week. Lehrer has also appeared on The Colbert Report – … Read More
Are robots replacing surgeons? Not any time soon, but that was one of the most frequently asked questions when Oregon Health & Science University physicians gave demonstrations this weekend of how surgical robots work and how they are transforming a wide variety of procedures. The demonstrations were part of Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS & The Brain exhibit at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI). Museum visitors had the opportunity to see how … Read More
As an academic health and research center, OHSU uses several methods to understand the many causes of diseases and to develop new treatments. These methods include: genetic studies, tissue studies, computer modeling, and human and animal studies. OHSU is not alone. Every major university, business and organization involved in health research uses these same methods. Occasionally, OHSU receives questions about the role of animals in research. There are several common questions…and below are some answers. … Read More
The folks over at the Oregon Primary Care Association just posted a neat video about the reasons why primary care physicians love caring for patients in the Northwest. The association is hoping to draw more physicians to the region which of course benefits all of us. One of the providers who is featured in the video is OHSU’s Dr. Nick Gideonse who serves as medical director at OHSU’s Richmond Clinic. Here’s the video:
A few weeks ago we told you about telemedicine and the importance of this new technology across all 96,000 square miles of Oregon. This week, OHSU’s Dr. Miles Ellenby talked about how it can both save and improve lives in an Op Ed in The Oregonian. Here’s an excerpt: Today, 10 hospitals around the state have immediate, around-the-clock access to OHSU’s pediatric intensive care specialists, neonatologists, stroke neurologists, neurosurgeons, trauma surgeons and other specialty care … Read More
Good news for smartphone users: People with Android phones can now access their health records on the road. They can do so through a free application called MyChart. There’s also an App for Apple devices. Here’s more info from OHSU Physician Dr. Tom Yackel: For more info about the App and how to sign up for MyChart, click this link.
OHSU helped clean house this past weekend. OHSU’s Department of Public Safety teamed up with Portland Police and held a medication drop-off event on Saturday to help area residents discard of their old or unwanted prescriptions…and they sure did. A few fast stats: Weight of all the medications dropped off: 150 lbs That’s about 7 lbs per person who took part in the drop-off Amount: Five biohazard bags (see photo below). All the … Read More
Do you have unused or expired prescription drugs lying around the house? Help prevent accidental overdoses or addiction by participating in OHSU’s Take Back Prescription Drugs event on Saturday, October 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at OHSU’s Emergency Department. Here’s a map to the right (click right here for a much larger version) The drop off is free. It’s open to the general public, and “no questions asked.” If you use public transportation, … Read More
Northwest radio listeners will now have weekend access to OHSU’s nationally-recognized health care providers and researchers. Starting this Saturday, September 10th, KXL Radio (101.1 FM on your dial) will begin airing a new show called “The OHSU Effect: Inside Health & Science at OHSU.” The hour-long show begins at 8 a.m. each Saturday and will feature health care experts, researchers and other OHSU staff who work year-round to improve the health of all Oregonians. Here are … Read More
Last week, OHSU’s Oregon National Primate Research Center held a summer day camp like no other. Dozens of middle schoolers (and future scientists) visited the animals, met researchers and the many people who care for the animals at the primate center. Here’s a short video to show you how things went.