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  • Dozens of Oregon high school students will contribute to the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute’s efforts to end cancer as we know it through a new internship program called Knight Scholars. Participants will be paid a stipend and receive free housing and lodging while at OHSU each summer.

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  • "It was actually when we were both doing research here on campus during that summer that we first met. As I started to take my second year of medical school classes, we were in class together."

    Dr. Jae Cho shares how he and his wife, Dr. Krysta Schlis, met – and how she inspires him to be a better doctor

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  • “After a certain amount of time, however, that passion will often decrease naturally, and other things such as bills, family and medical needs will start to take priority in our lives.”

    The OHSU Center for Women's Health experts reveal ways to reignite the spark in long-term relationships.

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  • “Medicare insurance companies are making it increasingly difficult to prescribe buprenorphine while making it easy to prescribe opioid pain medications that contributed to the opioid epidemic.”

    Buprenorphine, approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2002, relieves withdrawal symptoms and pain, and normalizes brain function by acting on the same targets in the brain as prescription opioids or heroin.

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  • “And, while we still have a long way to go, because of our prenatal diagnosis and the supportive care team at OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital, we have our son and his future is clear and bright.”

    Twenty-five years ago, less than 70 percent of infants with critical CHDs survived one year. However, recent scientific advances have greatly improved medical treatments and survival rates for CHD, allowing more children to live with their condition well into adulthood. #CHDAwareness

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  • “Children learn by example, and parents are their most important models. Learning it’s okay to hurt the ones you love – or that they will hurt you – is not a lesson we want taught to our children.”
    –Dr. Andrew Riley (via Reuters UK)

    A recent study suggests children who are spanked, slapped, shoved or otherwise physically punished may be more prone to antisocial behavior as adults. Read more:
    https://reut.rs/2UJBbJi (via OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital)

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  • Sexual harassment is an enduring problem in scientific fields, and especially in medicine.

    “In the past year, we’ve realized medicine is one of the worst among the sciences,” said lead author Dr. Esther Choo, associate professor of emergency medicine in the OHSU School of Medicine.

    “And we have a particular shame and obligation to fix it.”
    cc: The Lancet

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  • “Please get your children vaccinated. We know that what we are doing is not working because we’re seeing the measles outbreak. I’ll let the medical people talk about how important it is, but holy smokes, this is basic science. It absolutely is.” – Oregon Governor Kate Brown

    Thank you for your leadership, Governor Brown. The safety and efficacy of vaccines for highly contagious diseases such as measles is supported by research conducted by infectious disease and public health experts around the world – including the OHSU Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute. Vaccination is important for our collective public health.

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  • New research conducted at OHSU identifies a gene that could provide a new target for developing medication to prevent and treat alcoholism.

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  • In one telling example, researchers documented how patients who are prescribed the only generic drug in one class – glatiramer acetate – will pay more out of pocket than patients using any of the other brand-name drugs in the same class.

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  • Big news: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has announced that OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Director Dr. Brian Druker has been awarded the prestigious Sjöberg Prize for his “ground-breaking contributions to the clinical development of targeted therapy directed against genetic aberrations in cancer.”

    Congratulations, Dr. Druker!

    http://bit.ly/2t70Uj8

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  • “If I hadn’t gone through brain cancer, I definitely wouldn’t look at the world the way I do now. Colors are brighter! I’m still alive! I know what’s important.”

    This #WorldCancerDay, please consider making a gift to the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute. Your support fuels our research – making future breakthroughs, discoveries and therapies possible for patients like Kyle.

    For more about Kyle's story, please visit https://bit.ly/2D6ge4m

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  • We want to tell more of the stories that matter most to you – but we need your help!

    Please take our short social media survey: http://bit.ly/2HN5ltA

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  • OHSU’s ROSE (Recognizing Outstanding Service Excellence) Award program celebrates employees, students and volunteers who provide outstanding service beyond the normal scope of their jobs.

    Meet this month’s recipients and learn why they were nominated!

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  • Following years of research that demonstrated feeding tubes can harm patients with dementia, the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society has published an OHSU guest opinion recommending patient preference for feeding tubes be excluded from Physician Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment, or POLST, forms.

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  • Approximately 300 OHSU medical, dental, physician assistant and radiation therapy students learn human anatomy every year through whole-body donors, who are respectfully referred to as a student’s “first patient.”

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  • Individuals who decline vaccination for nonmedical reasons are endangering the health, and in some cases the lives, of our most vulnerable citizens, including the elderly, the very young and the immunocompromised.

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  • “Our cytomegalovirus-based vaccine platform can create and keep immunity for life. With further research and development, it could offer a lifetime of protection against malaria.”

    Early research on a new approach to protecting against malaria is offering promising, potentially long-lasting results against the persistent parasite that sickens hundreds of millions people each year.

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  • Special in this issue of Health: The new Rood Family Pavilion opens to provide affordable temporary housing near OHSU for patients and families who travel to Portland for treatment. Also, meet Davis, the newest member of the Hospital Facility Dog program at OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital.

    Read about new research into the relationship between body mass index and early onset puberty, options for menopausal hot flashes, the benefits of preventive cardiology and the rise in children vaping. http://bit.ly/2H6dfhw

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  • “The Army Military Civilian Trauma Training Team program provides opportunities for Army medical personnel to work in trauma centers with more emergency care patients than what we typically see in Army hospitals". - Brig. Gen. Telita Crosland, RHC-Atlantic Commanding General, Regional Health Command-Atlantic.

    This new program allows these highly skilled physicians and nurses to maintain proficiency in trauma care while also keeping pace with their rapidly changing military and medical professions.

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  • OHSU is one of two hospitals nationwide participating in the new Army Military Civilian Trauma Team Training program, which has stationed five Army health care professionals at OHSU. The soldiers are working alongside their OHSU colleagues to jointly care for OHSU trauma patients.

    Brig. Gen. Telita Crosland, RHC-Atlantic Commanding General, joins us today to celebrate the collaboration.

    Regional Health Command-Atlantic Army Medicine

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  • Last Thursday, members of the OHSU community gathered to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We were joined by Dr. Fred C. Williams, a neurosurgeon at OHSU Tuality Healthcare and president of the Oregon Medical Association. Today and every day, we honor the life and service of Dr. King, Jr.

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  • With a growing and aging community, as well as major advances in stroke treatment, the demand for stroke evaluations has grown exponentially in recent years at St. Charles Bend. Here's how the hospital began using video telemedicine consults with specialists at Oregon Health & Science University to help evaluate more patients as early as possible: http://bit.ly/2RUujLr

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  • Around 50 aspiring physicians spent the first part of December with what at first glance might appear to be a getaway to a spa: getting a massage, being treated with acupuncture needles, perusing a marijuana dispensary.

    The goal is to ensure the next generation of health care providers understand there are multiple approaches to help patients manage pain apart from opioids.

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  • “This building will help to produce the state’s next generation of public health leaders. These individuals will be well-equipped to identify, confront and combat some of the most vexing causes of health disparities throughout Oregon, the Pacific Northwest and beyond.”

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