Health & Fitness

Life & Style FDA says longer use of nicotine gum is OK FDA says longer use of nicotine gum is OK
The Food and Drug Administration says smokers who are trying to quit can safely use over-the counter nicotine gum, patches and lozenges for longer than previously recommended in a move to help millions of Americans kick the habit.
Life & Style 40% of moms starting babies on solid foods too soon, study says 40% of moms starting babies on solid foods too soon, study says(Video)
More than half the women who said they started their baby on solids earlier than the recommended age of four months said their health care provider gave them the go-ahead. The study recommends waiting until your baby is six months old. Click the "Play Video" button to watch this story.
Life & Style Heart repair breakthroughs replace surgeon's knife Heart repair breakthroughs replace surgeon's knife
Have a heart problem? If it's fixable, there's a good chance it can be done without surgery, using tiny tools and devices that are pushed through tubes into blood vessels.
Life & Style Miracle on the Mound: Team effort saves player's life Miracle on the Mound: Team effort saves player's life(Video)
In baseball there's a statistic - a save. It's where a pitcher comes in, protects a lead and saves the game for his team. Well, there was the ultimate save on the University of Portland baseball team this winter and it had nothing to do with the outcome of a game.
Life & Style Hard to find good info on drug safety in pregnancy Hard to find good info on drug safety in pregnancy
Nearly every woman takes a medication at some point during pregnancy. Yet there's disturbingly little easy-to-understand information about which drugs pose a risk to her baby, and what to do about it.
Life & Style Novick backs needle exchange as path to new Medicaid patients Novick backs needle exchange as path to new Medicaid patients
When Steve Novick walked across downtown Portland the other day to meet with the leaders of Outside In about their free needle exchange program for IV drug users, he wasn’t just showing his liberal support for a hot-button issue.
Life & Style Studies tie stress from storms, war to heart risks Studies tie stress from storms, war to heart risks
Stress does bad things to the heart. New studies have found higher rates of cardiac problems in veterans with PTSD, New Orleans residents six years after Hurricane Katrina and Greeks struggling through that country's financial turmoil.
Life & Style Your chances of dying by 2023? Test offers a clue Your chances of dying by 2023? Test offers a clue
Want to know your chances of dying in the next 10 years? Here are some bad signs: getting winded walking several blocks, smoking, and having trouble pushing a chair across the room