Health News & Events

Health

Portland Blood Banks Are Running Out of Blood

The Red Cross and Bloodworks Northwest are asking for donors to step up.

01/06/2022 By Karly Quadros

Health

Leave It to a Portland Kids' Dentist to Invent an Eco-Friendly Flosser

A North Portland dentist designs a disposable flosser that’s good for your teeth and better for the environment.

12/02/2021 By Cami Hughes

Interview

A Voice from the COVID Trenches

OHSU nurse Andy Paulson tells us why he’s sticking it out: 'We’re short staffed, we’re tired, people are really sick.’

11/23/2021 By Julia Silverman

Outdoors

Bimma Williams on Preparing for Hood to Coast and How Cancer Has Impacted his Life

Bimma Williams, host of Claima Stories, talks about preparing for the 199-mile relay and how cancer has impacted his life.

08/13/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Footnotes

LISTEN: Understanding Water Challenges Facing Oregon's Native, Black, Latinx, and Migrant Communities

We talk with Alaí Reyes-Santos from the Oregon Water Futures Project about the findings from their 2021 report.

05/28/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Coronavirus

At the Tail End of the Pandemic, OHSU Weathers Its Largest Workplace Outbreak

17 people were affected, including staff—but those who had been vaccinated were asymptomatic or had mild symptoms.

05/27/2021 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

Pandemic Life in Oregon Is About to Change—Depending on Where You Live

Vaccine-eager counties are headed for a relaxation of capacity and gathering rules. Vaccine resistant counties won't be so lucky.

05/11/2021 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

COVID-19 Is Finally Waning. Can Portland Let It Go?

Making the case for post-pandemic optimism, in a skittish Oregon

05/06/2021 By Julia Silverman

Footnotes

LISTEN: Breaking Barriers in Science, Research, and STEM with Gail Stonebarger

An OHSU behavioral neuroscience graduate student talks about the hierarchal structure of research and the lack of mental health support for underrepresented ...

03/26/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Health Events

NogginFest Looks Different this Year, but the 'Spirit of the Event' Hasn’t Changed

The annual celebration of art, music, and neuroscience, happening March 20, will be all virtual this time around.

03/18/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Health

Portland Is Getting Its First New Independent Abortion Clinic in Two Decades

The Lilith Clinic will provide abortions up to the 22 week mark of pregnancy.

03/10/2021 By Julia Silverman

News & Events

Oregon's Day of Empathy Centers Women, Dignity, and Criminal Justice Reform

The national event aims to shine a light on individuals impacted by the criminal legal system.

03/01/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Coronavirus

Oregonians Reflect on One Year with the Coronavirus

Nosy questions about a year in lockdown

02/28/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff

Footnotes

LISTEN: How Oregon's New Drug Decriminalization Law Treats Addiction as a Mental Health Issue

We talk with Ron Williams, outreach director at the Health Justice Recovery Alliance, about the new law that went into effect February 1. (No, it doesn't legalize everything.)

02/05/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Coronavirus

Portland’s Mass Vaccination Site Offers Relief, Frustration, and a Return to Normalcy

We hear from folks who got their arms poked about the vaccination process at the Oregon Convention Center.

01/28/2021 By Aurora Biggers

Coronavirus

Oregon's Vaccine Rollout Faces More Hiccups, Closes Phase 1A Survey

“We understand people are frustrated and we share their frustration. There is not enough vaccine to vaccinate everyone who is eligible.”

01/26/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Health

How to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine in Oregon

Here's what we know so far.

01/08/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff

News

A Coronavirus Vaccine Has Arrived in Oregon

Seven different Oregon health care workers received the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine on a live video call with the Governor on Monday morning.

12/16/2020 By Fiona McCann

Health

Here Are PoMo’s Top 10 Health & Wellness Stories of the Year

From a woman who lost five years of memories to historic wildfires to, oh yeah, the coronavirus, a lot has happened this year in medical news.

12/09/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Health

Clear Masks at OHSU Teach Babies How to Smile

Restrictions at the pandemic’s onset were affecting the way newborns and parents bonded—until Mollie Poor did something about it.

12/07/2020 By Fiona McCann