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Updated preventive health recommendations a win for women nationwide

Updated preventive health recommendations a win for women nationwide

By Ariane Le Chevallier February 22, 2017
Physicians in the Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center at OHSU in Portland, Oregon, played a critical role in updating recommendations for the Women’s Preventive Services Guidelines, which address a wide variety of unique health issues women face.
Gene mutations cause leukemia, but which ones?

Gene mutations cause leukemia, but which ones?

By Amanda Gibbs February 21, 2017
Research published today in the journal Oncotarget, sought to better understand one “typo” in a standard leukemia assay, or test. While studying cancer biology and completing his doctorate at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, Kevin Watanabe-Smith, Ph.D., encountered a new problem: an issue with the model system itself.
New legislation on child car-seat safety will save kids' lives

New legislation on child car-seat safety will save kids' lives

By Ben Hoffman February 17, 2017
Motor vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of death for children aged 1 to 15, killing about 1,700 kids each year. Dr. Ben Hoffman calls on the state of Oregon to pass legislation requiring children to use rear-facing car seats until the age of 2.
Local experts to discuss ‘Oregon on Opioids,’ Feb. 16

Local experts to discuss ‘Oregon on Opioids,’ Feb. 16

By Tracy Brawley February 15, 2017
More than 52,000 Americans died from a drug overdose in 2015. Approximately 63 percent of these cases involved prescription or illegal opioids. While this epidemic runs rampant nationwide, its effects continue to be felt here at home. In Oregon, 422,000 residents filled 963,000 opioid prescriptions in just the third quarter of 2016 alone.
Mole Mapper app ‘crowd-sources’ photos for skin cancer research, prevention

Mole Mapper app ‘crowd-sources’ photos for skin cancer research, prevention

By Amanda Gibbs February 14, 2017
Commenting on recent research findings from a team at Stanford University, Sancy Leachman, M.D., Ph.D., director of the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute’s Melanoma Research Program and chair of the Department of Dermatology in the OHSU School of Medicine, co-authored a Nature News and Views perspective that heralded artificial intelligence, or AI, an important step in the “final frontier” in cancer diagnosis.
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