A Heart-Healthy Diet May Also Be a Brain-Healthy Diet, OHSU Researcher Says

Dr. Joseph Quinn says his research preventing strokes may also reduce the risk of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia

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

Playworks Emphasizes Safer, Healthier Schoolyard Play

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In-school coaches, training help reduce the discipline problems associated with recess – which pediatricians say is critical to healthy development, but can also be the crucible of conflicts between kids

April 17, 2013 -- Just a few years ago, Susan McElroy wouldn't schedule anything at Grout Elementary, where she serves as principal, for the period immediately following recess.

One Home Visit at a Time, Public Health Nurses Emphasize Prevention

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Nurse-Family Partnership emphasizes early intervention, long-term results


April 5, 2013 – Once a week for the past two years, Sarah Braxton – a public health nurse employed by Multnomah County's Nurse-Family Partnership – has checked in for an hour long appointment with Jasmine Tavera-Ruelas, a college student and first-time mother living in East Portland.

Advocates Want Legislature to Spend Tobacco Agreement Funds on Prevention

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They’re also enlisting the support of coordinated care organizations to help them sway legislators next year

October 11, 2012 -- Tobacco use is the number one cause of preventable death in Oregon and comes with an expensive bill. The Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement, signed by Oregon and 45 other states in 1998, was supposed to help the state recover some of the states’ tobacco-related healthcare costs. According to the Oregon Partners for Tobacco Prevention, formerly known as the Tobacco Free Coalition of Oregon, the state has yet to use the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement funds as they were intended, something they hope will change when the legislature convenes next February.

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