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Remote Workouts May Ease Urinary Incontinence

Medscape June 21, 2022
While describing her research, which found an 8-week yoga and Pilates program reduced incontinence episodes for participating patients, Megan Cramer, M.D., says: “Many women with stress urinary incontinence would like nonsurgical options. … There is some literature that shows that yoga and Pilates can be helpful for urinary incontinence, but more robust studies are needed."

Virtual yoga-Pilates program improves stress urinary incontinence symptoms

Healio Women's Health & OB/GYN June 21, 2022
In a Cancer Today story on the annual AACR Cancer Disparities annual progress report, Coussens says: “The AACR is extremely concerned that racial and ethnic minorities continue to be underrepresented in cancer research and in clinical trials, especially because people of different ages, races and ethnicities may respond differently to cancer therapies.”

Squirrels Could Make Monkeypox a Forever Problem

The Atlantic June 21, 2022
In a story about scientist’s concerns that the monkeypox virus could become more common if it’s able to infect a new species, Mark Slifka, Ph.D., recalls how an infected pet prairie dog led to the 2003 monkeypox outbreak in Wisconsin.

Oregon vaccinating kids against COVID, Washington sees delays

KGW-TV June 21, 2022
In coverage of Oregon’s and OHSU’s rollout of the first vaccines for children younger than 5, Eliza Hayes Bakken, M.D., says: "I'm just so thrilled for families with children in this age group. The last few months have been pretty harrowing.”

The U.S. needs to revitalize research on the health effects of low-dose radiation

STAT June 21, 2022
Joe Gray, Ph.D., co-authors a STAT News op-ed calling for a “revitalized” national research program to better understand the effects of low-dose radiation on human health; he says: “A federally-coordinated program will provide valuable information and reveal whether current regulations and protections are adequate to keep Americans safe from the effects of low-dose radiation. Now is the time to revitalize this research.”

TAVR Outcomes May Be Impacted by Center’s Valve Preference: Registry Data

CTR Online June 20, 2022
A story about a study that found the specific type of artificial valves used in transcatheter aortic heart valve replacement affects patient outcomes mentions an editorial co-written by Firas Zahr, M.D., that notes only two randomized trials have compared the two types of valves and reads: “Rather than just studying what valve is superior, focus should be on what patient characteristics are best suited for specific BEV or SEV platforms."

COVID vaccine for infants, toddlers gets federal approval. Here’s why it took this long

OPB's Think Out Loud June 20, 2022
Numerous Oregon media outlets quote comments by Dawn Nolt, M.D., from a June 17 Oregon Health Authority press conference about vaccinating younger children. Nolt says: “It's really amazing. In such a high-income country as ourselves, that an infection of COVID-19 is now in the top 10 causes of death in children under five. And that to me is just; it's heartbreaking."

A life changed in an instant

The East Oregonian June 18, 2022
The East Oregonian shares the story of a 3-year-old Pendleton girl who has the seizure disorder Dravet syndrome and received life-saving care at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in 2019.
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