Women’s Health News: 2013
Focusing on wellness through the holidays
While holiday stress can hit anyone, many studies suggest that it hits women harder than most.
As featured in: Our December Newsletter
FYI: Why Doesn't Plan B Work For Heavier Women?
New research shows over-the-counter morning-after contraception is less likely to work for women weighing more than 165 pounds. OHSU's Alison Edelman explains what we do and don't know about weight ant contraception.
HOW WILL YOU SAVOR THE SEASON?
Make it about the experiences--not the food
As featured in: Our November Newsletter
Two upcoming events to benefit women's health programs in Ethiopia
A benefit dinner on November 18 and a movie showing on November 21 will raise funds for programs bringing OHSU care and training to rural Ethiopia. Donations are also accepted online. Surgery for one woman in Ethiopia is $175. More
Three ways to help us end cancer as we know it
One in three of us will be diagnosed with cancer during our lifetime. Here are three opportunities for you to join the fight against cancer.
As featured in: Our October Newsletter
OHSU's $1 Billion Challenge: Starts Now
On September 20, Phil and Penny Knight issued a $500 million challenge pledge to support OHSU's vision to end cancer as we know it. More
OHSU researches connection between sense of smell and Parkinson’s disease
A new Michael J. Fox Foundation-sponsored study at OHSU is exploring whether loss of smell is a precursor for Parkinson's disease. If you are older than 60 and don't have Parkinson's you can participate. More
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Understand and reduce your risk for gynecologic cancers
While gynecologic cancers are often lumped into one group, each cancer is unique and has different signs, symptoms, risk factors, and prevention strategies.
As featured in: Our September Newsletter
Latina health and a return to traditional food culture
OHSU's Kent Thornburg, Ph.D., describes how a real change in food culture and women's nutrition could prevent disease for generations to come
Women's Health Annual 2013
A collection of articles on recent women's health developments from OHSU Center for Women's Health experts and others.
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Rx for Health: Stay Active With Friends
Do you enjoy being active with friends? Time spent with friends is important for life happiness and scientifically proven to contribute to your good health. Consider this your prescription to stay active with friends.
As featured in: Our August Newsletter
Take care: melanoma death rate for women in Oregon is the highest in the country
Dermatologists at OHSU recommend the following tips to help protect you from the harmful effects of the sun.
As featured in: Our July Newsletter
You won’t get pregnant if you use the pill, right? Wrong.
OHSU's Dr. Alison Edelman explains how differences in metabolism and other factors can make "the pill" ineffective for about 1% of women.
Women's health: Lifelong healthy habits and you'll thrive into old age
Tips for staying healthy when you're 70-plus, from Dr. Elizabeth Eckstrom, director of geriatrics at Oregon Health & Science University.
Community input to determine health policies requested through Oregon Values and Beliefs Survey
Now is the time for you to have your voice heard and share your thoughts, values and beliefs on the future of health care in Oregon.
As featured in: Our June Newsletter
Jaime Beutler shares diagnosis, raises awareness for Potter's Syndrome
Dr. Pereira at OHSU answers questions about this rare condition which inhibits normal lung development because of underdeveloped kidneys.
Six keys to a healthy heart
OHSU ob/gyn doctor, Amy Cantor, M.D., encourages every woman to take steps to maintain a healthy heart.
Secondary infertility, couples who have trouble conceiving another child
Couples often delay seeking medical advice when they have trouble conceiving the second a second or third time around, says OHSU fertility doctor Diana Wu.
Vitamin C may prevent lung problems in babies born to pregnant smokers
Infants born to women who took vitamin C during pregnancy had less wheezing in first year of life. More
Committed to Making Life Better for Others, Jane Werner Establishes an Ovarian Cancer Fund
The Jane Werner Ovarian Cancer Fund is established to help women in treatment for ovarian cancer receive appropriate testing and care. Read more
National Women's Health Week is May 12-18
Expect to hear from us about many things you can do to maximize your own health and well-being. For the most current news and updates, please follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Read more
Underwear with bike shorts? Advice for Bikers
OHSU urogynecologist, Renee Edwards, M.D., weighs in on the debate. No, this isn't the first time she has been asked.
International Study Identifies Genetic Markers for Cancer
Study holds tremendous implications for early detection and treatment of ovarian, breast and prostate cancer. Read more
A pivotal moment for women's health at OHSU
Michelle Berlin and Renee Edwards have been named interim co-directors of the OHSU Center for Women's Health. This leadership transition positions the Center to assume a more visible and active role at OHSU, in Oregon and nationally. Read more
New hope for helping children born prematurely
Research conducted at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital challenges long-held belief that low blood flow to the premature brain necessarily kills brain cells. More
New OHSU research helps explain early-onset puberty in females
New research from Oregon Health & Science University has provided significant insight into the reasons why early-onset puberty occurs in females. Read more