Guest Opinions

Single payer healthcare will not save the world. It won’t even save Oregon. But it will save Oregon’s rapidly imploding healthcare system.

Apr 23 2018

On Friday, April 27, the Oregon Health Forum will host a panel discussion, “The Impact of Social Determinants on Health Outcomes,” in Portland.

Apr 20 2018
Rather than looking for a cure-all, it’s time we recognize the complex, interwoven nature of our social systems and accept that incremental change is the only solution, not a lesser solution.

Homelessness. The opioid crisis. School safety. Healthcare access. We see the tragedies – lost lives, shattered families, communities in crisis – and decry the systems that created them, but remain so focused on finding a “magic-pill” fix that we fail to make any meaningful change.

Apr 10 2018

CORVALLIS, Ore. – If no one told you the proper way to get rid of those leftover heartworm pills, bottles of flea shampoo and other pet care products your household no longer needs, you’re not alone.

Apr 4 2018

PORTLAND, Ore. – Researchers at Oregon State University and Oregon Health & Science University have created new nanomaterials able to cross cell membranes, establishing a novel platform for the intracellular delivery of molecular drugs and other cargo.

Mar 27 2018
My patient’s mental health deteriorated after a sheriff returned the bloodstained handgun his father used to commit suicide. A middle-aged veteran, this man was depressed and experiencing PTSD symptoms.
Mar 23 2018

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers at Oregon State University have made a key advance in the fight against drug resistance, crafting a compound that genetically neutralizes a widespread bacterial pathogen’s ability to thwart antibiotics.

Mar 13 2018

The term “social determinants of health” (SDOH) is inescapable in the healthcare industry. But despite the ubiquity of the term, integrating SDOH into front-line medical care remains largely out of reach.

Mar 8 2018

The opioid epidemic impacts every part of the country and our home state of Oregon is no exception.

Feb 28 2018

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Research at Oregon State University shows that human cells have tremendous power to mechanically change their surroundings, opening the door to new insights on a variety of physiological processes including how cancer spreads.

Feb 20 2018