Research led by Maria Rodriguez, M.D., and colleagues finds Oregon’s law allowing pharmacists to prescribe birth control has increased access and saved money, even if few women know about the option.
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Ellen Tilden, Ph.D., comments on the increase in home births nationwide.
A study underway at OHSU’s Layton Aging & Alzheimer’s Disease Center seeks to determine whether online chats with seniors older than 75 can delay the onset of dementia.
OHSU offers free skin cancer screenings during PDX Skincare Festival May 18: KPTV; a story featuring comments from Sancy Leachman, M.D., Ph.D., is among Healio Dermatology’s top five most popular articles.
Kim Burchiel, M.D., helps describe neuropathic pain, which is caused by injury to the peripheral central nervous system: “It appears that the nervous system, when deprived of its sensory input, will either generate pain ‘signals’ spontaneously, or will begin to misinterpret normal sensation as painful.”
A study co-led by Chris Terndrup, M.D., finds clinicians aren’t prescribing PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, for populations at risk for HIV as much as they could be.
OHSU-PSU School of Public Health researchers and colleagues are awarded federal funding to develop a mobile app aimed at reducing HIV among transgender women; Christina Sun, Ph.D., says, “We are focusing on the resourcefulness and resilience that transgender women possess despite their difficult life situations.”
Oregon will be the first state in the nation to allow dentists to offer any vaccination to a patient; Phillip Marucha, D.M.D., Ph.D., says: “If you have a routine dental cleaning in the fall, just as the flu season typically starts, you can also get vaccinated at the same time. This simple convenience can help bridge gaps in care and prevent the spread of infectious disease. We’re offering Oregonians another option that can make it easier to stay healthy.”
Philip Marucha, D.M.D., Ph.D., says the passing of House Bill 2220, which will provide dentists the opportunity to administer vaccines to their patients, will “help bridge gaps in care and prevent the spread of infectious disease. We’re offering Oregonians another option that can make it easier to stay healthy.”
Feature on a clinical trial involving 20 children with new bionic limbs, led by Albert Chi, M.D., and colleagues at the University of Central Florida.
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