Health News

Activated Charcoal Bursts with Black Hue. But Is It Healthy?

This trendy ingredient is good for making spooky sundaes and tasty treats, but “detoxing” is another story.

11/21/2017 By Eleanor Van Buren

Health News

The Portlander’s Guide to Obamacare Open Enrollment

Need health care? You have fewer than 45 days left to sign up.

11/02/2017 By Molly Woodstock

New Year, New You

Portland Wellness Pros Share Resolution Inspiration

Take a peek at these New Year's pledges before setting your own 2017 goals.

12/27/2016 By Molly Woodstock

Health News

Here's What You Need to Know about Lead

Should Portlanders be worried about lead pipes and paint?

10/04/2016 By Webb Wright

LONG STORY SHORT

Endurance Swimmer Michelle Macy Sets Out to Paddle from Ireland to Scotland—Again

The 39-year-old talks long swims, jellyfish, and brain tongue.

05/19/2016 By Zach Dundas

GOOD EATS

Maximize Your Workouts by Eating like a Pro

The secret to better athletic performance might be stepping up your snack game.

05/09/2016 By Molly Woodstock

FIT CITY

A Beginner’s Guide to Biking in Portland (or Anywhere)

Our city's cycle culture can be intimidating. Here’s how to stay safe and avoid ticking people off.

05/05/2016 By Molly Woodstock

Summer Race Guide

Bike, Run, Stumble, and Jump: Our Guide to 30 Great Summer Races

UFO-themed dashes, ultra-awesome ultras, and scavenger hunts inspired by The Amazing Race—we pick our 30 favorite summer challenges. Mark your calendars—and go!

05/03/2016 By Caitlin Collins, Ramona DeNies, and Molly Woodstock

BODY TALK

Why Breasts Are like a Bowl of Oatmeal

A local ob-gyn weighs in on the latest in breast cancer prevention: genetic testing, exams, and mammograms.

05/02/2016 By Sylvia Randall-Muñoz

HEALTH NEWS

One-Minute Workouts Get You Fit, Says Science

Keep hitting snooze—a new study shows that one minute of high-intensity training is all it takes to improve aerobic health.

04/29/2016 By Maya Seaman

HEALTHY EVENTS

Have a Healthy, Happy May with These Local Wellness Events

Paddle down the Willamette River, learn wilderness survival skills, and take on a "mindful triathlon" complete with yoga and meditation.

04/27/2016 By Molly Woodstock

Good Eats

Everyday Cooking with Minimalist Baker’s Dana Shultz

We tried to talk the Portland-based cookbook author and food-blogging superstar into opening her own restaurant—did it work?

04/26/2016 By Molly Woodstock

GET OUT

Run Towards Paid Parental Leave This Mother’s Day

Family Forward Action hosts Run Mama Run, a 5k, 10k, and Kids' Fun Run on May 8.

04/21/2016 By Sarah Hopwood

GOOD EATS

Here’s Your Shopping List for the New Green Zebra Grocery

Green Zebra’s Lloyd District location is now open, complete with new snacks galore.

04/20/2016 By Molly Woodstock

BREAKING NEWS

Spider Bites, Chef Shuffles, and 400-Ingredient Bread: Drama at Harvest at the Bindery

Chef Sean Sigmon is out, Nutshell’s Sean Coryell is in, and owner Jon Steuer is literally just trying to stay alive.

04/15/2016 By Molly Woodstock

RUNNING

Five Classic Portland Runs

Whatever your quadrant, there’s a beautiful route for you.

04/15/2016 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg With Sarah Cadwell

GOOD EATS

What’s Cooking at Portland Public Schools?

Local nonprofit Curriculum of Cuisine brings the kitchen to the classroom.

04/13/2016 By Sylvia Randall-Muñoz

FIT CITY

The Simple Way to Reduce Your Risk of Running Injuries

Strengthening your hips and core has never felt easier—or more important.

04/13/2016 By Molly Woodstock

BODY TALK

Why You Need to Get a Pap Smear

A local ob-gyn offers her expert opinion on cervical cancer prevention.

04/06/2016 By Sylvia Randall-Muñoz

HEALTH NEWS

LGBTQ Primary Care Clinic Opening in Southeast Portland

Cascade AIDS Project hopes to launch the new health center in 2017.

04/05/2016 By Molly Woodstock