Women's Health Monthly Newsletter: June 2016


Enjoy Summer - and Protect Your Skin

June is here! The days are long, and the sun is bright. As we venture into the sunny outdoors, it’s important to remember that too much sun can be harmful to our skin.

Did you know that Oregon has one of the highest rates of melanoma in the country? And that (according to the CDC) the melanoma death rate for women in Oregon is the highest in the country? This may be related in part to the high proportion of Oregonians with fair skin (a known risk factor for melanoma, one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer), and the intense, episodic UV exposure we sustain during our fleeting, but intense, sunny summer months. Read more

CWH Celebrates Ten Years in the Kohler Pavilion

This month the Center for Women’s Health celebrates its 10th anniversary in its uniquely designed Kohler Pavilion location.

Thanks to community efforts, the Center was able to move into our extraordinary space in the Kohler Pavilion in 2006. Intended as a hub for a “one-stop shop” for women’s healthcare, the idea for the CWH was born in 1997.  The move into the Kohler Pavilion quadrupled our physical space and enabled us to provide a full spectrum of women’s healthcare services with key clinical specialties in one site. Read more

M. Susan Smith

Women Who Inspire: M. Susan Smith

Dr. M. Susan Smith, professor emeritus of physiology and pharmacology in the OHSU School of Medicine, was the Center for Women’s Health’s founding Director. She helped to develop and implement the original vision for the Center in 1997, when very few women’s health centers existed in America.
Read more about M. Susan Smith

June events

Community partner events

25 -- American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay: Gresham

OHSU lectures and events

9 – Baby Talk with OHSU fertility consultants
22 – Ask the Expert: What is ankle arthritis?

And don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for more upcoming events and other women’s health and wellness information.