HEALTH

The Big Push Towards Safe Home Birth

Home-birthing mothers sometimes avoid hospitals, even in emergencies. At Legacy Emanuel, doctors and midwives are working together to change that.

07/15/2014 By Jill Davis

PDX INDEX

Cover Oregon, By the Numbers

We break down the breakdown of the Oregon's healthcare insurance marketplace.

07/15/2014 By Maya Seaman

HEALTH

Inside the South Waterfront’s Innovative (and Luxe) Senior-Living High-Rise

A day in the life of Mirabella, complete with a morning Zumba class, a 7,000-volume library, Mandarin classes, and an evening choral performance.

07/15/2014 By Alisha Gorder

EDITOR'S NOTE

Living the Good Life, PDX-Style

Homing in on what it means to be healthy in the City of Roses, from good wine to great hikes.

07/15/2014 By Zach Dundas

HEALTH

A New Kind of Tourniquet for the Modern Battlefield

Portland-based industrial design firm Ziba’s new design for an ancient life-saving device brings rugged health tech to the US Army.

07/14/2014 By Zach Dundas

HEALTH

Shifting Gears

A recession-era career switch takes a Portlander from showroom to emergency room.

07/14/2014 By Chris Lydgate

FIVE QUESTIONS

What's Wrong With Plastic Surgery?

A Q & A with Eugene's anti-aging author Lauren Kessler

06/03/2013 By Rachel Rasmussen

FEATURE

Zenger Farm Grows Community Ties

In a messy part of the city, an urban farm grows connections between families and fresh food.

06/03/2013 By Randy Gragg

Who We Are

Portlanders on Health

Who gets the healthcare bill for the poverty stricken citizens? And when is it OK to pull the plug?

09/20/2012 Edited by Kasey Cordell and Randy Gragg

Everyday Heroes

Crowd Pleaser

An abortion clinic escort at the Lovejoy Surgicenter confronts Portland’s clashing colors.

08/17/2012 By Bart Blasengame

Market Watch

Does Good Rice Add to a Good Life?

The country that computes Gross National Happiness as its measure of national success also produces special Bhutanese Red Rice.

09/13/2011 By Kristin Belz

Market Watch

Healthy Chocolate for All Diets

Missionary Chocolates will save the souls even of those with gluten- and dairy-free diets.

09/01/2011 By Kristin Belz

Puff, Puff, Pass

Suck It

I hate the new smoking ban—and I don’t even smoke.

05/19/2009 By Chuck Thompson

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

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

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

Best of the Best

Top Docs 2009

We purchased a list of nearly seven thousand physicians and nurses and invited them to participate in our online survey. We then posed a simple question to each of them: “Which doctor would you choose if you or a loved one were in need of medical care?”

05/19/2009 Research by Martha Calhoon