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Seeing because of someone else’s eyes

Seeing because of someone else’s eyes

By Ariane Le Chevallier March 24, 2017
Surgeons at OHSU Casey Eye Institute are using a new technique called Halo graft, a patch made of donated corneal tissue, to perform tube shunt surgeries that prevent vision loss in glaucoma patients.
OHSU and the American Health Care Act

OHSU and the American Health Care Act

By Joe Robertson March 23, 2017
As Oregon’s academic health center, OHSU provides leadership in health policy when the health and well-being of Oregonians are at stake. As a public institution and a statewide resource, we strive to be thoughtful and constructive in how we do this. We work hard to find solutions. It is therefore disappointing to have to oppose a piece of federal legislation, but the American Health Care Act leaves us no choice.
The biggest risk factor for heart disease? Diabetes

The biggest risk factor for heart disease? Diabetes

By Ariane Le Chevallier March 22, 2017
Kent Thornburg, Ph.D., has taken an unconventional approach to fighting chronic disease. On any given day, you can find him evangelizing this tenet: your risk for chronic diseases such as heart disease was determined before you were even born. As part of American Diabetes Association Alert Day and National Nutrition Month, read what he has to say about the biggest threats to good nutrition and heart health.
OHSU-PSU School of Public Health gets new home

OHSU-PSU School of Public Health gets new home

By Tracy Brawley March 21, 2017
In Fall 2019, OHSU, PSU, PCC and the City of Portland will break ground on a proposed nine-story education and health center on the Portland State University campus.
Proposed cuts to NIH funding would devastate the scientific community

Proposed cuts to NIH funding would devastate the scientific community

By Drs. John Hunter and Dan Dorsa March 20, 2017
Last week the White House unveiled its 2018 Budget Blueprint. As the state’s only academic medical center, we are concerned about the proposed nearly $6 billion cut to the National Institutes of Health, which is about 20 percent of the NIH’s total budget.
All Oregonians need access to dentists

All Oregonians need access to dentists

By Sean Benson March 20, 2017
The delivery of quality dental care is critical for individual wellness and quality of life. The link between oral health and overall health is well-established. Yet, despite the importance, access to appropriate care in Oregon remains a challenge. Too many rural, tribal and economically disadvantaged Oregonians lack adequate access to comprehensive dental services.
Stem cell treatment for stroke shows promising results, study finds

Stem cell treatment for stroke shows promising results, study finds

By Erik Robinson March 17, 2017
Stroke medication currently available must be given within three hours to have the maximum benefit, but many patients do not make it to the hospital in time to receive it. A newly developed potential treatment involving the use of stem cells to promote brain recovery may greatly extend this window.
OHSU Statement on Animal Research

OHSU Statement on Animal Research

March 17, 2017
OHSU believes that knowledge gained through biomedical research in relevant animal models is essential to developing new ways to identify, prevent, treat or eradicate disease and to improve human and animal health. OHSU’s views on this topic reflect those of other academic health centers, universities, physicians and scientists throughout the world.
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