Providence becomes first in northwest to implant world's smallest pacemaker

The Medtronic Micra Transcatheter Pacing System is one-tenth the size of traditional pacemakers – about the size of a large vitamin. It does not require the use of wires to connect to the heart, and does not require a surgical incision in the chest.

Breast density and cancer risk

You had your mammogram and got the "all clear," but also found out that you have dense breasts, a risk factor for breast cancer. Here’s what you should know.

Healthy goals from the Portland Timbers and Providence.

Portland Timbers' Jack Jewsbury encourages kids to set healthy goals at an early age. Eating right, drinking lots of water, and getting exercise when you’re young can lead to a lifetime of good health.  Score one for your health and eat your veggies!

Phil and Penny Knight give landmark gift of $25 million to Providence Heart and Vascular Institute

The gift will be used to kick off the heart institute’s $50 million Next Generation campaign, designed to bring the most advanced treatments and innovations to patients served by Providence, Oregon’s leading provider of cardiac care.

Cancer vaccine passes first test

Meet two of the volunteers in the trial of a new brain cancer vaccine being conducted by Providence. Having safely completed their first four infusions, doctors call them heroic trailblazers.

Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center

Providence is now part of an elite group with a Comprehensive Stroke Center certified by The Joint Commission for delivering the highest level of care to complex stroke patients.

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