To Your Health

New in the US: The Weight Loss Balloon

Friday, January 1, 2016
Dr. Kevin Reavis, Bariatric Surgeon

Approximately one in three adults in the United States is obese, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The health consequences of obesity are staggering: it dramatically increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, colon cancer, breast cancer, diabetes, and coronary heart disease. The last of these, coronary heart disease, is also the number one killer of men and women in the United States.

Make 2016 The Year You Quit: Tips for Quitting Smoking

Monday, November 23, 2015
The Oregon Clinic
Quitting isn’t just about your lungs. Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body, from your brain to your bones. Thankfully, even those that have smoked for decades can benefit from quitting. Just one year after quitting, an ex-smoker’s risk of coronary heart disease, heart attack, and stroke drop to less than half that of a smoker. Read our top three tips for quitting and start healing this year.

Four things to know about screening for lung cancer (Infographic)

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Screening for lung cancer involves a test that can detect a cancer before there are any symptoms. Screening for certain types of cancer has been shown to reduce deaths by detecting cancers early and allowing for earlier and more effective treatment.
Lung cancer screening uses ultra low-dose CT scans of the lungs, performed on a yearly basis, to find lung cancer before there are any symptoms. Learn about the top four facts you need to know about this life-saving screening.