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Tell Us about Your Pet Pup

Where do you find the best in pet care, toys, and activities? We want to hear from you in our "*Readers' Choice Pet Survey*":https://sagacity.wufoo.com/forms/portland-monthlys-pet-survey/. Top picks will be published in our February issue.
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05/19/2009

Aging

Vital Signs

If you must grow old (and sorry, you must), you may be in the right place.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

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Mind the Gap

Buying green sure sounds like a good idea. But it's also a luxury not everyone has.

05/19/2009 By Camela Raymond

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Mother’s Helper

Award-winning doula Christy Hall talks about jailhouse births, modern feminism, and the postpartum watercooler.

05/19/2009 By Randy Gragg

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Power From the People

A Northeast Portland gym charges up with green energy—and sweat.

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

Try It

Proven Practice?

Researchers put alternative medicine to the test.

05/19/2009 By Camela Raymond

Medicine

Footing the Bill

Oregon insurance carriers say yes to alternative medicine.

05/19/2009 By Camela Raymond

Alternative Medicine

Hippocrates, meet Lao-Tzu

In Portland clinics, doctors trained in diverse healing traditions are learning to work together—and patients can feel the difference.

05/19/2009 By Chris Lydgate

Onward & Upward

Project Me

The totally unregulated business of life coaching wants you to leave your past behind and barrel into the future as an ever-perfectible you.

05/19/2009 By Nancy Rommelmann

Dune Rider

King of the Hill

A board-sports fanatic adds yet another plank to his quiver in order to tackle an unlikely element: sand.

05/19/2009 With Brian Barker

Science & Tech

Cell Division

OHSU scientist Shoukhrat Mitalipov believes his groundbreaking embryonic cloning and stem cell harvesting method will cure diseases like Parkinson’s. But President Bush doesn't like his solution. Which is why a growing number of stem cell researchers are

05/19/2009 By Ted Katauskas

Health News

Size Matters

Asking the obese to pay higher health insurance premiums sure doesn’t sound fair. So does a “skinny discount” sound better?

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell

Hit List

Say Spaaah

Prime places for a springtime reawakening.

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell and Kaitlin Johnson

Pet Cross

Nine Lives (and Counting)

The most generous donors at one animal clinic are a couple of cool cats.

05/19/2009 By Jason Cohen

Hit List

Lap Of Luxury

Your pet doesn’t know we’re in a recession. Here are five ways to give your best friend the red-carpet treatment.

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

5 MINUTES WITH...

Michael Pollan

The reluctant leader of the sustainable food movement and best-selling author of _The Omnivore’s Dilemma_ and _In Defense of Food_ is nothing less than frank when addressing our failing food policies.

05/19/2009 By Nino Padova

Stay Well

House Calls

Some Portland doctors and nurses want to do more than just treat patients—they want to fix the broken US health care system. Here’s how a group of community clinics is cutting costs, improving their clients’ health, and transforming the doctor’s off

05/19/2009 By Jill Davis

Aging

Golden Age

Country club or retirement home? At Terwilliger Plaza, sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

En Garde

Call to Arms

I caught sight of a photo of Iron Maiden lead shrieker Bruce Dickinson, in a storefront window in St. Johns. He was decked out in all-white fencing gear, brandishing a different kind of heavy metal—a foil.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Get Out

Choose Your Own Adventure

It's short. It's sweet. It's summer. And there's nothing worse than wasting these sun-filled days by logging hours behind the wheel just to reach some far-flung peak. (Plus with today's gas prices, who can afford it?) So we give you this: 18 ultimate outd

05/19/2009 By Martha Calhoon, Stacey Wilson, Camas Davis, and Christopher Van Tilburg Edited by Kasey Cordell With Brian Barker