December is the highest month of conception in the United States, so it’s safe to assume a lot of women have babies on the brain right now. Still, people are not always at their healthiest during the holidays, and that can be a problem during pregnancy.
A newly released court judgment says that doctors were medically justified in forcing a woman to have a cesarean section last year because it was in her best interests.
The nation's first full face transplant patients are growing into their new appearances — literally.
Wednesday, December 4 is the last day to get the paperwork in for health coverage through Cover Oregon to start on Jan. 1.
Visitors to the government's health care website encounter fewer errors and the system now works most of the time, administration officials said Sunday in a progress report.
An experimental device is letting paralyzed people drive wheelchairs simply by flicking their tongue in the right direction.
Providence Health & Services is offering a free heart-to-start program at Duniway Park.
About 145,000 Oregonians with individual health insurance that was threatened with cancellation will be able to extend their plans.
Help yourself to some nuts this holiday season: Regular nut eaters were less likely to die of cancer or heart disease — in fact, were less likely to die of any cause — during a 30-year Harvard study.
Much work has been done on the immediate effects of traumatic brain injuries, but few have investigated the long-term consequences of these traumas. Seattle researchers hope to be the first.
If the major technical issues weren’t enough, Cover Oregon is also being criticized for limitations surrounding the temporary fix used on the exchange that allows online application submission — but only for people using Microsoft’s Internet Explorer Web browser.
The CEO of the Washington state health exchange is getting a 13 percent raise.
After they get the website fixed, then what? Keeping your doctors and hospitals may be the next vexing challenge for Americans in the new health plans created by President Barack Obama's law.
The ten shipments of toy baby dolls contained high levels of phthalates, according U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials. All of the dolls were from China.
The White House says 20 percent of Americans won't make it through the website to buy health insurance through new exchanges.
Despite grand ambitions, an early start, millions of dollars from the federal government and a tech-savvy population, Oregon's online enrollment system still isn't ready more than a month after it was supposed to go live.
The doctor isn't in, but he can still see you now.
The FDA recently blocked a slew of dangerous cosmetics from being shipped to America - but the only protection against dangerous side effects is yourself.
The nation's first new guidelines in a decade for preventing heart attacks and strokes call for twice as many Americans - one-third of all adults - to consider taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs.
Oregon has long been a pacesetter in health care, and state officials laid out bold plans to uphold that reputation with a health insurance exchange bigger and better than anyone else's.
Artificial trans fats — widely considered the most dangerous of the so-called bad fats in the American diet — were officially shown the door by the Food and Drug Administration this week, but the truth is most food manufacturers and restaurants started the eviction process years ago.
Health officials have issued an alert after a person in Washington County was diagnosed with measles, which is high contagious.
The health department has determined that a TriMet bus driver does not actually have whooping cough and that the public should not be worried.
Prodded to be more candid with Congress, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Wednesday the administration's flawed health care website needed a couple of hundred fixes when it went online more than a month ago and conceded, "we're not there yet" in making all needed repairs.
Testosterone treatments may increase risks for heart attacks, strokes and death in older men with low hormone levels and other health problems, a big Veterans Affairs study suggests.
Debating whether to seek a strep test for that sore throat? One day there could be an app for that: Researchers are developing a home scorecard that aims to prevent thousands of unnecessary trips to the doctor for this common complaint.
Do you get a restless sleep? Try following these six steps from KATU Problem Solver Shellie Bailey-Shah to get a better night's sleep.
Little more than a week after millions of consumers received health care cancellation notices, lawmakers in both parties are pushing legislation to redeem President Barack Obama's pledge that anyone liking their coverage will be allowed to keep it under the nation's controversial new law.