Health & Fitness

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 Scientists say baby born with HIV apparently cured Scientists say baby born with HIV apparently cured
A baby born with the virus that causes AIDS appears to have been cured, scientists announced Sunday, describing the case of a child from Mississippi who's now 2½ and has been off medication for about a year with no signs of infection.
Life & Style Panel questions value of calcium, vitamin D pills Panel questions value of calcium, vitamin D pills
Popping calcium and vitamin D pills in hopes of strong bones? Healthy older women shouldn't bother with relatively low-dose dietary supplements, say new recommendations from a government advisory group.
Life & Style Mediterranean-style diets found to cut heart risks Mediterranean-style diets found to cut heart risks
Pour on the olive oil, preferably over fish and vegetables: One of the longest and most scientific tests of a Mediterranean diet suggests this style of eating can cut the chance of suffering heart-related problems, especially strokes, in older people at high risk of them.
Life & Style Leaving the hospital? Heed care tips or you may return Leaving the hospital? Heed care tips or you may return
Michael Lee knew he was still in bad shape when he left the hospital five days after emergency heart surgery. But he was so eager to escape the constant prodding and the roommate's loud TV that he tuned out the nurses' care instructions.
Life & Style Vitamin D: What it says on label may be wrong Vitamin D: What it says on label may be wrong (Video)
A new study released on Monday shows a wide variety of discrepancies between the potency of Vitamin D and what it says on the label. The study, performed at Kaiser Permanente in Portland, examined 55 bottles of over-the-counter Vitamin D supplements from 12 different manufacturers.The most accurate dosages in vitamins come with a special designation.