Our Blog: To Your Health

Wildfire Smoke: Tips for Protecting Your Lungs

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Wayne Strauss, MD, PhD

Destructive wildfires ravaged the Western United States this year. Unfortunately, it may be a trend we continue to see each year. The smoke this fall has impacted nearly every Oregonian.

Exposure to smoke can hurt your eyes, irritate your respiratory system, cause headaches or chest pain, irritate your throat, and exacerbate existing health conditions or illnesses.

Are you still feeling symptoms from wildfire smoke?

Tips for Dealing With 'Maskne'

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
By Dr. Barbara Resnick

Wearing a face mask has become an obligation to help keep ourselves and our patients healthy. Unfortunately, shortages of PPE necessitate that we wear the same mask for long periods of time at work. We are also wearing masks when we’re off the clock. Chronic, prolonged mask use can cause skin problems which can be annoying and painful. There is little satisfaction in knowing that no one but you knows what’s under the mask!

How to Create a Heart Healthy Lifestyle

Monday, July 13, 2020

If you are inspired by Jeanie’s story, you can make small, important lifestyles changes to stay healthy. “Along with pharmaceutical methods to treat cardiovascular risk factors, if you want to lower your risk of heart disease (and many other chronic health conditions, including diabetes) you should invest time and effort in long-term strategies like diet, exercise, and commitment to a healthy lifestyle,” says Dr. Sandeep Garg of The Oregon Clinic Cardiology.

Living Heart Healthy: Jeanie's Story

Friday, August 7, 2020
In August 2018, Jeanie, 58, underwent a routine colonoscopy. Because of her family history, she was nervous about the results: her mother died of colon cancer and her sister had proactively removed a section of her large intestine. What Jeanie didn’t expect, however, was that she would be diagnosed with a serious heart condition instead. “It was a total surprise to me,” she says.

Taking Care of Our Community

Thursday, May 7, 2020

As healthcare providers, we at The Oregon Clinic puts  the well-being of our patients and our staff first. So, we are glad to be able to once again serve our patients with the care you and your family’s needs.

With Governor Brown’s announcement that non-emergency medical procedures can start again as of May 1, we will begin reopening for some procedures at most of our clinic locations.