Social Distancing

Sick of Staying Home? Get Over It.

Data shows that staying home is working in Oregon. So even when the sun comes out next week, you should stay close to home.

04/04/2020 By Julia Silverman

The Gig Economy

Meet the PDX Woman Behind the Instacart Workers' Strike

Grocery delivery is booming. Now Heidi Carrico is organizing workers nationwide to push for hazard pay, protective gear, and better tips.

04/03/2020 By Julia Silverman

The Vagina Dialogues

A New Start-Up Aims to Teach Us About Our Breasts and Vaginas

The Portland-based Gabbi wants women to speak up about their privates.

04/01/2020 By Fiona McCann

Testing Testing

C Is For Coronavirus. And For Coughing.

New data shows coughing, fatigue are common among local COVID-19 cases

03/31/2020 By Julia Silverman

Red Tape

Oregon Businesses Can Make the Gear Doctors Desperately Need. So What's the Holdup?

Federal regulations, a lack of funding, and no clear direction from the top, for starters.

03/31/2020 By Julia Silverman

Look for the Helpers

OHSU Med Students Mobilize to Help the Most Vulnerable Stay Out of the ER

ISO tents, rain canopies, smartphones, grocery gift cards and more to help prevent emergency room visits.

03/26/2020 By Julia Silverman

Keep Calm and Make Masks

To Combat Medical Gear Shortage, the Home Sewing Army Steps Up

DIY masks for patients and essential workers can help preserve medical-grade supplies for doctors and nurses.

03/25/2020 By Julia Silverman

Stay Home, Save Lives

Did the Governor's Order for Oregonians to Stay Home Come Soon Enough?

Health officials say the order's business regulations need to be even stricter.

03/23/2020 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

Stay Home or Face Penalties, Governor Tells Oregonians

Violating Monday's executive order will be a class C misdemeanor.

03/23/2020 By Julia Silverman

Public Health

Coronavirus Watch: What Oregonians Need to Know Today

News about the public health crisis is coming at you fast. Here are the essentials.

03/18/2020 With Portland Monthly Staff

Coronavirus

Medical Supplies in Oregon Are Running Dangerously Low. Here's How To Help.

Doctors and health officials race to set up donation sites for disposable gloves, masks, safety goggles, and hospital gowns

03/17/2020 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

The Oregon Doctor Who Sounded the Alarm

Maxine Dexter wrote an open letter to Mike Pence last week. Today, almost 5,000 doctors have co-signed.

03/16/2020 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

No Purell? No Problem. Here's How to Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer

We have a hack for antibacterial wipes, too.

03/04/2020 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

State Agency to Everyone in Oregon: Wash Your Hands

So far, there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Oregon, but public health officials are monitoring the situation.

02/28/2020 By Julia Silverman

Sponsored Content

A Life-Changing Alternative to Open-Heart Surgery

Technology and innovation at Kaiser Permanente are powering minimally invasive cardiac care that is helping patients heal faster and live longer.

02/27/2020

Sponsored Content

Oregon’s Only Virtual Cardiac Rehab Program Helps Patients Heal and Recover

Trailblazing technology at Kaiser Permanente is helping give patients convenience and control as they use a remote fitness tracker to help heal and recover.

01/30/2020

Sponsored Content

Reasons to Sing at the Rip City Race for the Roses

Run, walk, or roll to support children’s mental health services and programs for people experiencing intellectual and/or developmental disabilities at Albertina Kerr. And save on registration with a special Portland Monthly code.

01/24/2020 By Kate Zipse

Health

Top Naturopaths and Complementary Medicine Providers 2020

These are the city’s best acupuncturists, chiropractors, naturopaths, and physical and massage therapists, according to their peers.

12/31/2019 Edited by Margaret Seiler

Feature

This Oregon Woman Lost 5 Years of Memories

Sarah Swenson woke up after a bout of meningitis missing five years of her life. Where did they go?

12/31/2019 By Fiona McCann Illustrations by Heather Landis