Coronavirus

Omicron Hasn't Peaked in Oregon Yet, at Least Not According to Our Poop

Wastewater sampling has effectively identified a decline in Oregon's Omircon cases a few days before more official channels, but the results can lag.

01/19/2022 By Julia Silverman

Technology

Want to Find At-Home COVID Tests with Just One Click?

Portland-based Software Developer Scott Krager built 8tests.com to help with the search for at-home COVID tests—and in 24 hours, the site has taken off.

01/13/2022 By Julia Silverman

Fitness

Can I Still Be a Gym Bunny during Omicron?

Pandemic-weary (but resilient) Portland gyms and workout spaces are finding their own safe solutions.

01/11/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Health

Wondering Whether Your Period Will Change after Your COVID Vaccine?

A new OHSU study has some reassuring answers.

01/06/2022 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

Omicron Is Changing a Lot—But Not the Way Oregon Collects Hospital Data

Despite the omicron variant's transmissibility, the state says it has no plans to break out the number of patients who show up at hospitals with COVID-19 versus for treatment from the virus.

01/05/2022 By Julia Silverman

PDX Index

How Much Does It Cost to Die in Oregon

Dying isn't cheap. Here's the average cost of funerals, cremation, caskets, and obituaries in Oregon state.

01/05/2022 By Cami Hughes

Health & Wellness

6 Portland-Made Picks for New Year's Self-Care

Vegan soaps, chemical-free candles, and herbal supplements, and more

12/31/2021 By Dalila Brent

Coronavirus

Omicron Has Arrived. Here's How Oregon's Responding.

Gov. Kate Brown on Friday outlined a big campaign to persuade residents to get booster shots to combat the fast-moving variant.

12/17/2021 By Julia Silverman

Vaccines

Where to Find a Booster Shot in the Portland Area

Eligible for a booster shot? There are clinics and pharmacies and doctor's offices for that.

12/15/2021 By Cami Hughes

Q+A

Oregon Clinics Are Bracing for the Supreme Court's Ruling on Roe v. Wade

The Lilith Clinic's Dr. Charlie Browne on getting ready to help women from the Midwest and the South, and why second-trimester care is so important.

12/07/2021 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

Oregon Is Getting Ready to Debut a Digital Vaccine Card

Use of the proof-of-vaccination card will be voluntary and optional, and there are no plans for a statewide vaccine passport requirement, officials say.

12/02/2021 By Julia Silverman

Light a Fire

How 4 Nonprofits Stepped Up in the Pandemic

Vaccine clinics, mental health hotlines, hot meals, business support—these groups got help to those who most needed it.

11/30/2021 By Julia Silverman and Margaret Seiler

Q&A

How This Portlander Became a Peloton Star

Hannah Corbin, born and raised in Oregon, pursued dance in New York City before becoming a founding instructor at the digital fitness giant.

11/26/2021 By Allyson Marrs

Health

Build a DIY Indoor Air Purifier

An easy step-by-step guide to building your own (hatched-in-Portland) Corsi box air purifier.

11/25/2021 By Julia Silverman Illustrations by michael novak

Health

Why Do Some People Get Long COVID? And What Does Recovery Look Like?

Long COVID isn’t yet well understood—but Oregon doctors, researchers, and long haulers themselves are trying to figure it out.

11/24/2021 By Julia Silverman

Health News

Oregon Lifts Its Outdoor Mask Mandate

Until November 23, the Beaver State was the only one in the US with such a rule.

11/23/2021 By Conner Reed

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

Sponsored Content

Health Care Rooted in the Past, Growing Toward the Future

The Portland Clinic draws on its 100-year local history as it continues to set its sights on advancing patient care in area neighborhoods.

11/11/2021 By Ben McBee

Coronavirus

Multnomah County’s Mask Mandates May Stick Around Until Spring of 2022

Public health officials say they want to be extra-cautious about not overwhelming the health care system again.

10/27/2021 By Julia Silverman

Wellness

Not Into Spas? Try These Stress Relief Alternatives around Portland

Break s&%t at OutRaged, do nothing at Float On, or pet some cats at Purrington’s Cat Lounge.

10/20/2021 By Gabriel Granillo