Tagged women’s health

Healthy Workplaces

The numbers are sobering. In Multnomah County, more than half of adults are overweight or obese and at risk for chronic conditions including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, stroke and high blood pressure. The costs of obesity – both the personal health costs and the shared financial costs – are staggering. According to the…

Oregon promotes awareness of breast cancer

The Oregon Public Health Genetics program has received a grant to educate members of the Jewish community about hereditary breast and ovarian cancer and their potential for increased risk of developing those cancers. “This program worked on education materials, contracted with a geneticist from OHSU (Oregon Health & Science University) to create a presentation and training targeted…

Cancer patients find spirit and strength at Inpower

Cancer patients frequently complain of overwhelming fatigue during treatment. For decades, the medical community recommended patients save their strength and rest during the course of treatment. But when personal trainer Laura Rosencrantz watched her active grandfather Leonard Schnitzer grow weaker each day as he succumbed to lung cancer, she started to question that conventional wisdom….