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