Our Blog: To Your Health
Dr. Lance Marr has been designated as the first UroLift® Center of Excellence in the Pacific Northwest. The designation recognizes that Dr. Marr has achieved a high level of training and experience with the UroLift System and demonstrated a commitment to exemplary care for men suffering from symptoms associated with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia or BPH.
Dr. Marr is the only recipient in the Northwest of the Urolift Center of Excellence award.
Jack Hoffman lives for adventure. At 72, he fl ies airplanes, skis, and rides motorcycles and snowmobiles. He has hand-built houses, mined for gold in Alaska, and is currently restoring an antique gas pump. Over time, the cumulative impact of this “work hard, play hard” life has taken a toll on his back. He can’t point to a single injury that led to his years of back pain. “It just disintegrated,” Jack says.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among American men with about one in seven men diagnosed during his lifetime. The Oregon Clinic Radiation Oncologists Dr. Eric Hansen and Dr. Stephen Bader are on the cutting edge of treating prostate cancer, offering a new treatment called high-dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy. They expanded their practice to include HDR brachytherapy because it can improve cure rates and reduce side effects compared to traditional treatments.
Sleep has become a national health crisis. Up to a third of Americans are not getting enough sleep. We often think we can get by on less than seven hours a night, but in reality our body, and most importantly our brain, needs seven to nine hours of sleep each night.