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Rebecca Spain, M.D., Over-the-counter lipoic acid may slow progression of multiple sclerosis, study finds (The Daily Mail, July 5)

Dennis Bourdette, M.D., There's frightening new data on the effects of a blockbuster drug Wall Street loves to hate (Business Insider, June 23)

Joseph Quinn, M.D., and Wojciech Wiszniewski, M.D., Area experts urge caution on consumer genetic tests (The Scribe, June edition)

Jeff Kraakevik, M.D., Mike Wood uses weightlifting to combat Parkinson's disease (La Grande Observer, June 6)

Fay Horak, Ph.D., Exercise slows Parkinson's (Ivanhoe Broadcast News, syndicated to local television news stations nationwide, June 9) and How to fall to your death and live to tell the tale (, June 6)

Hormozd Bozorgchami, M.D., Helistroke: Could helicopters be the future of regional stroke care? and Discriminating ruptured from unruptured aneurysms: It's not just about size (Neurovascular Exchange, May 26)

Dennis Bourdette, M.D., What's the Connection Between Stress and Risk of MS Relapses? (U.S. News &World Report, May 22) and Drug Pricing in MS (MedPage Today)

Eran Klein, M.D., Ph.D., Facebook won't say if it will use your brain activity for advertisements (The Intercept, May 22)

Amie Hiller, M.D., Can Stress Accelerate Progression of Parkinson's Disease? (Neurology Reviews, April 28)

Dennis Bourdette, M.D., Case Report: MS Drug Tied to Listeriosis (MedPage Today, April 12)

Peter Spencer, Ph.D., Natural-born killers: The fruits and veggies that could poison you (CNN, April 10)

Wayne Clark, M.D., Study: New treatment could help stroke patients (The Oregonian, April 6, and KATU, April 10)

Holly Hinson, M.D., Medical Societies, Including the AAN, Move to Address Care of LGBTQI Patients (Neurology Today, April 6)

Dennis Bourdette, M.D., Something weird's going on with the doctors prescribing one of pharma's most controversial blockbuster drugs (Business Insider, March 21, also interviewed on OPB's Think Out Loud on March 28)

Dennis Bourdette, M.D., Medicare spent $650 million on one Mallinckrodt drug: Report (Feb. 14, Portland Business Journal)

Ronald Pfeiffer, M.D., Gut Check: The Role of the Microbiome in Parkinson's Disease (Diagnostics World, Feb. 6)

Peter Spencer, Ph.D., and Valerie Palmer, Ph.D., The enigma of litchi toxicity: an emerging health concern in southern Asia (Commentary, The Lancet, Jan. 30). Coverage picked up by Australian broadcasting and MSN.

Asha Singh, M.D., Jet lag dampens Major League Baseball players’ performance (Reuters, Feb. 1)

Andrew Adey, Ph.D., Researchers Describe Methods for Sequencing Large Numbers of Single Cells (GenomeWeb, Jan. 30)

Fay Horak, Ph.D., Exercise Can Be a Boon to People with Parkinson’s Disease (New York Times, Jan. 23)

Kim Hutchison, M.D., Do Anti-Snoring Gadgets Really Work? (NPR Shots, Jan. 4, and Morning Edition, Jan. 16)


Desire Tshala-Katumbay, M.D., Ph.D., Bitter Harvest: Cassava and Konzo, the Crippling Disease (Global Health NOW, Oct. 3)

Fay Horak, Ph.D., P.T., OHSU lab needs volunteers (Northwest Boomer & Senior News, Oct. 7)

Rebecca Spain, M.D., Promising news study suggests exercise helps with mental health diseases (KATU, Oct. 25)

Jeffrey Kaye, M.D., OHSU study monitors seniors in effort to allow them – and others – to age-in-place (KATU, Oct. 27)

Chafic Karam, M.D., Alan Teo, M.D., OHSU pushes ALS research gains (The Jefferson Exchange, July 9)

Dennis Bourdette, M.D., Patients get financial help with MS drugs (MedPage Today, July 1)

Ed Neuwelt, M.D., Wave of the future? (NOVA Next, June 30); How medical researchers are breaking the blood-brain barrier (Fortune magazine, June 28)

Chafic Karam, M.D., Specific clinical criteria identifies inflammatory neuropathy (Neurology Advisor, June 30), OHSU shows how 3 simple questions can save money, expedite treatment (Portland Business Journal, June 29)

Jeff Kraakevik, M.D., comments on study showing rise on Parkinson’s among men (KXL radio, June 25)

Michelle Cameron, M.D., P.T., Surf, sun, and sand: enjoying summer with MS (Everyday Health, June 23)

Dennis Bourdette, M.D., Tom Scanlan, Ph.D., Meet the Portland father-daughter team chasing unconventional cures to MS (Portland Monthly, July 2016)