News

The Pacific Northwest Heat Wave Caused At Least 54 Deaths in the Portland Area

“More people died from the June 2021 heat wave in Multnomah County than died from heat in the entire state of Oregon in the past 20 years,” according to a re...

07/13/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Babies!

Who Will Be the First Baby Born at Randall Children’s Hospital’s New Family Birth Center?

A pandemic grand opening might be a letdown for the grown-ups, but the babies won’t know the difference.

07/06/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Footnotes

LISTEN: What’s Next After Oregon’s Mass Vaccination Sites Close Down?

This week on Footnotes, we discuss the continued health equity and access issues facing our state and the role community health clinics will play movi...

06/18/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Coronavirus

Does Natural Immunity Have a Role to Play in Oregon's Reopening Goal?

Yes, the pace of vaccination is agonizingly slow. But vaccine-conferred immunity is the gold standard.

06/16/2021 By Julia Silverman

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

Footnotes

LISTEN AGAIN: Coronavirus Vaccine Second Dose Potential Side Effects

With vaccine eligibility opening up to 12 to 15 year olds, we're revisiting an episode on what to expect when you're expecting vaccine side effects.

05/14/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Footnotes

LISTEN: Coronavirus Vaccine Second Dose Potential Side Effects

We talk with Dawn Nolt about the importance of taking both COVID vaccine doses, second dose side effects, and why feeling these side effects is actually a go...

04/30/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Footnotes

LISTEN: The State of the Coronavirus in Oregon

We talk about the Johnson & Johnson debacle, vaccine hesitancy, and more.

04/23/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Coronavirus

From Resource Base to Full-Fledged Nonprofit, the Portland Student Pandemic Response Is Making Moves

A year in, the student-led nonprofit continues to evolve. Its latest tool: a vaccine text line.

04/21/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Coronavirus

What Is Herd Immunity, and How Do We Get There in Oregon?

Here's how many Oregonians need to be vaccinated for us to get back to "normal."

04/10/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Coronavirus

The Vaccine Floodgates Are Opening in Oregon. What Does That Mean for Mass Clinics?

They'll keep relying on community volunteers—but that's getting tougher at a critical juncture.

04/07/2021 By Julia Silverman

Footnotes

LISTEN: Understanding COVID-19's Long-Term Health Effects

Eric Herman, lead physician at OHSU's new Long COVID-19 Program, helps break down long-term symptoms.

04/02/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Sponsored Content

Expert Advice on COVID-19 Vaccines from Kaiser Permanente

Dr. Katie Sharff, Infectious Disease Specialist with Kaiser Permanente Northwest, shares thoughts with Portland Monthly cofounder and CEO Nicole Vogel.

04/01/2021

Coronavirus

COVID Cases Are Ticking Up in Oregon. Are Variants to Blame?

To head them off, the pace of vaccinations needs to pick up, experts say.

04/01/2021 By Julia Silverman and 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

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

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

Coronavirus

As COVID Vaccines Seem More Plausible, Oregon Focuses on Its Distribution Plan

The three-phase plan centers health equity. But if and when a vaccine is approved, there will be a “period of discovery.”

11/25/2020 By Gabriel Granillo