Our Blog: To Your Health
Did you know that there are many opportunities to have your patients participate in pulmonary clinical trials at The Oregon Clinic?
We offer a variety of clinical research trials in pulmonary diseases such as asthma, COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, and pulmonary hypertension. Clinical research trials take place at both our East and West locations.
The dermatological medical community has known for a long time that psoriasis, a chronic, inflammatory condition of the skin, is extremely common and affects approximately 3 percent of the U.S. population. The classic presentation of psoriasis is thick, red, scaly plaques on the elbows and knees. Other common areas of involvement include the scalp, genitalia, palms and soles, buttocks and fingernails.
Breasts — what an amazing evolutionary modification of the lowly sweat gland! And yet, it seems that when our breasts are not actively trying to “take us out” with breast cancers, they are making us miserable with cysts, infections, masses and pain. At least that’s how it seems from my perspective, as a general surgeon with a focus on breast health!
Functional dyspepsia, also known as non-acid dyspepsia, is characterized by discomfort and pain involving the upper gastrointestinal tract. It is a common condition that is present in 15–20 percent of the population. Symptoms are often mistaken for acid reflux disease, but functional dyspepsia is a separate entity, though there can be overlap.