How We're Coping

A Local Therapist Talks Calming Nerves in the Age of COVID

Regina Tricamo is just as scared as her clients right now. So how does she manage to bring them comfort?

04/13/2020 By Conner Reed

Birds of a Feather

A New Study Aims to Learn the Impacts of Social Distancing on Birds in the Pacific Northwest

Join in on the citizen science project and reap the cathartic benefits of bird watching from your own backyard.

04/09/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Mindfulness

How to Meditate at Home—And Incorporate Your Pets

Pause Meditation's Rena Satre Meloy on carving out space for mindfulness during quarantine

04/08/2020 By Marty Patail

Babies

What to Expect When You’re Expecting during a Global Pandemic

Parents-to-be have many questions about giving birth at this time. Here are some answers.

04/08/2020 By Fiona McCann

The Vagina Dialogues

A New Start-Up Aims to Teach Us About Our Breasts and Vaginas

The Portland-based Gabbi wants women to speak up about their privates.

04/01/2020 By Fiona McCann

Coronavirus

Starting Tonight, Portland Will Make a Bunch of Noise for First Responders

Nurses, doctors, grocery store employees, bus drivers ... they can’t stay home during the crisis. At 7 p.m. each day, let’s show them our appreciation.

03/27/2020 By Marty Patail

Immune Systems

Does Vitamin C Help Protect You Against COVID-19?

The answer is... complicated. We asked an Oregon State researcher about the effectiveness of everyone's favorite cold cure.

03/26/2020 By Marty Patail

Look for the Helpers

OHSU Med Students Mobilize to Help the Most Vulnerable Stay Out of the ER

ISO tents, rain canopies, smartphones, grocery gift cards and more to help prevent emergency room visits.

03/26/2020 By Julia Silverman

How We're Coping

A Portland Family Doctor Talks Protocols and Patient Treatment Under Coronavirus

Crystal Query treats patients at a Northeast Portland clinic, which has had to make major changes in the ever changing landscape of a global pandemic.

03/20/2020 By Fiona McCann

Furry Fun

Dogs Can Do Social Distancing, Too

Guide Dogs for the Blind has some very good dogs.

03/20/2020 By Fiona McCann

Love & Psychology

Love In the Time of COVID-19

OSU professor Regan Gurung helps us cultivate our relationships with one word: patience.

03/19/2020 By Gabriel Granillo Illustrations by Brian Breneman

Public Health

Coronavirus Watch: What Oregonians Need to Know Today

News about the public health crisis is coming at you fast. Here are the essentials.

03/18/2020 With Portland Monthly Staff

Coronavirus

Medical Supplies in Oregon Are Running Dangerously Low. Here's How To Help.

Doctors and health officials race to set up donation sites for disposable gloves, masks, safety goggles, and hospital gowns

03/17/2020 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

The Oregon Doctor Who Sounded the Alarm

Maxine Dexter wrote an open letter to Mike Pence last week. Today, almost 5,000 doctors have co-signed.

03/16/2020 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

No Purell? No Problem. Here's How to Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer

We have a hack for antibacterial wipes, too.

03/04/2020 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

State Agency to Everyone in Oregon: Wash Your Hands

So far, there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Oregon, but public health officials are monitoring the situation.

02/28/2020 By Julia Silverman

PDX Index

Wanna Play in Oregon’s Great Outdoors This Spring? It’ll Cost You.

Kayakers, hikers, anglers, and RV’ers: prepare to cough up.

02/25/2020 By Julia Silverman

Health

Top Naturopaths and Complementary Medicine Providers 2020

These are the city’s best acupuncturists, chiropractors, naturopaths, and physical and massage therapists, according to their peers.

12/31/2019 Edited by Margaret Seiler

Health

Top Medical Providers 2020

In our annual survey, we ask the city’s doctors, nurses, physician assistants, naturopaths, and complementary medicine providers to answer one key question: to whom would they trust the care of their loved ones?

12/31/2019 Edited by Margaret Seiler