Sen. Michael Dembrow (D-Portland) told members of Health Care for All Oregon Saturday afternoon that he plans to keep fighting to bring single-payer healthcare to the state – although the next steps remain unclear.
About 3,000 people walked five kilometers Sunday, holding balloons and signs memorializing loved ones lost to mental illness.
Coffee, cake and frank talk about death might not sound like a formula for a popular social event.
But for organizers of “death cafes” unstructured conversations about end-of-life issues – that simple formula has brought in capacity crowds in the U.S. and Europe, including Portland.
Oregon Health & Science University reported operating income of $69.8 million through March, which is $21 million over target and 11 percent above last year's revenues, according to chief financial officer Lawrence Furnstahl's report to the board of directors recently.
Fewer people than ever before are under the jurisdiction of the Psychiatric Security Review Board, according to executive director Juliet Follansbee who spoke at the annual Mental Health Association of Portland event and gave an overview on trends and changes within the agency.
Alzheimer's disease ranks among American's most-feared terminal illnesses – and may kill far more people than previously believed, according to research showing Alzheimer's is a factor in deaths such as pneumonia, choking
Barbara Moss has lived at Weidler Commons, a northeast Portland apartment building for low-income seniors, since 2003. A Portland native who moved back after living in San Diego for several years, Moss describes herself as active, taking advantage of nearby TriMet lines to shop, run errands and attend community events. “I'm out and about every day.”
Officials at Oregon Health & Science University and Portland State University are reviewing applications for three new doctoral programs in public health – and are hoping to create a School of Public Health to administer the growing number of programs in the discipline.
“It's sort of a natural evolution of what has been a highly functional and really rigorous MPH program that we already share,” said Elena Andresen, PhD, an OHSU professor who was instrumental in creating the curriculum for the doctorate in epidemiology.
If everybody on the planet ate as much meat as Americans do, according to Dr. Robert Lawrence, the planet could only support a population of 2 to 3 billion people.
That's because meat and other animal products take so much energy to produce. But reducing the amount of meat we eat to 75 grams daily (http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/562956) could improve the planet's carrying capacity, mitigate the effects of climate change and improve population health, he said.
Dr. Duncan Neilson started his keynote speech at Legacy's Gardens in Healthcare conference last week saying he wasn't sure about his qualifications to give the talk.