Over 100 attendees participated in the second Public Health Portland Style event, where the discussion was centered on opioid addiction in Oregon.
A powerful class of antibiotics provides life-saving relief for people with cystic fibrosis; however, a new study for the first time reveals the levels at which high cumulative dosages over time significantly increases the risk of permanent hearing loss in these patients.
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.
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.
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.
Between morning sickness and lack of sleep, it may be the last thing pregnant women want to do, but research conducted at OHSU shows exercise in pregnancy pays off.
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.
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.
Approximately 40,000 babies are born each year in the United States with a congenital heart defect -- the most common type of birth defect -- but there’s good news: babies born with heart defects are living longer and healthier lives.
Medicare spent more than $650 million in two years on a drug prescribed by less than 1 percent of physicians: study
U.S. taxpayers spent more than $650 million in 2013 and 2014 on one medication with questionable usefulness prescribed by less than 1 percent of clinicians, according to new research by scientists with OHSU and the OHSU/Oregon State University School of Pharmacy in Portland.