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After breast cancer: Preventing lymphedema

Lymphedema may affect up to 60 percent of women after breast cancer treatment. This abnormal accumulation of fluid, or “edema,” is caused by a blockage of the lymphatic system. Often first noticed as a swelling, heaviness or tightness in the arm, hand, wrist, fingers, breast or torso on the same side as the affected breast, it can happen right after surgery or radiation, or years later.

Ask an Expert: Alcohol and breast cancer risk

Q: I enjoy a glass of red wine with dinner each night and thought it was good for my health.  Now I hear having a glass of wine each day can increase your risk of developing breast cancer.  Is that true?

Answer from the expert staff of the Ruth J. Spear Breast Center at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center:

Ask an Expert: Benign breast lumps and breast cancer risk

Q. I recently had a benign breast lump removed. It turned out to be a “fibroadenoma,” and my doctor said it was totally benign. Still, I’m worried – does this mean I’m at an increased risk of breast cancer?

Answer from the expert staff of breast cancer research at the Robert W. Franz Cancer Research Center at Providence Portland Medical Center:

Ask an Expert: Breast cancer growth rate

Q: How long does it take for breast cancer to grow? My doctor just examined my breasts a month ago (no lumps), and today I found a lump. Is it possible that breast cancer could have developed so quickly?

Answer from the expert staff of breast cancer research at the Robert W. Franz Cancer Research Center at Providence Portland Medical Center:

Ask an Expert: Breast cancer in men

Q. I didn’t realize until recently that men can also get breast cancer. How common is it? If the women in my family have a history of breast cancer, should I be concerned?

Answer from the expert staff of breast cancer research at the Robert W. Franz Cancer Research Center at Providence Portland Medical Center: 

Ask an Expert: Breast self-examinations

Q. I’m a young woman who tries to do breast self exams (BSE's) every month. But I often put them off because they make me so nervous. I just heard that not all health care organizations recommend monthly BSE's. What do you say?

Answer from the expert staff of breast cancer research at the Robert W. Franz Cancer Research Center at Providence Portland Medical Center:

Ask an Expert: Can vitamin D prevent breast cancer?

Q: “A friend forwarded an article to me suggesting that vitamin D can reduce the risk of getting breast cancer. Is this true?”

Answer from Alison Conlin, M.D., medical oncologist, Providence Cancer Center:

Ask an Expert: Chemotherapy and insomnia

Q: I'm undergoing chemo, and though I am experiencing heavy-duty fatigue, I am also suffering from insomnia! Sometimes it's hard to fall asleep; other nights I wake up around 3 a.m. for an hour or two. My medical oncologist said chemo can disrupt the sleep-wake cycle and prescribed Ambien. I don't like the idea of relying on a sleeping pill. Anything else I can do?

Answer from Miles Hassell, M.D., director of Providence Integrative Medicine at Providence Cancer Center:

Ask an Expert: Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)

Q. I've just been diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS.) I've heard it described as "stage 0" breast cancer. What does that mean? How worried should I be?

Answer from the expert staff of breast cancer research at the Robert W. Franz Cancer Research Center at Providence Portland Medical Center:

Ask an Expert: HRT for breast cancer survivors

Q. I am a breast cancer survivor. Is it safe for me to take hormone replacement therapy (HRT)?

Answer from the expert staff of breast cancer research at the Robert W. Franz Cancer Research Center at Providence Portland Medical Center:

Ask an Expert: Robotic-assisted cardiac surgery

What procedures do you use robotic surgery for?

Ask an Expert: Soy and flax in hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer survivors

Q. If a hormone-positive breast cancer survivor wants to be proactive in her cure, should she avoid/limit as many phytoestrogens as possible, or just soy and flax, which seem to be high in these estrogen mimics?

Answer from Miles Hassell, M.D., director of Providence Integrative Medicine Program at Providence Cancer Center: 

Ask an Expert: Why aren’t breast cancers taken out immediately?

Q: “It has been two weeks since I was diagnosed with infiltrating ductal carcinoma, and I have not had my MRI, PET, CT or follow-up. Everyone says, ‘You have time.’ How do they know I have time? How do they know that my cancer cells aren’t dividing right now? Why aren’t breast cancers taken out immediately and patients treated for any cancer spread right away?”

Answer from Stacy Lewis, M.D., medical director, Providence Cancer Center, and oncologist, Providence Oncology and Hematology Care Clinic:

Best practices in Parkinson's disease care

The American Academy of Neurology recommends 10 quality care measures for treating Parkinson’s disease, yet some aspects of care may be overlooked. Here are seven more that every provider who treats the disease should consider. – Richard Rosenbaum, M.D., neurologist

Cancer trials are a vital, yet often overlooked, treatment option

It’s more important than ever for referring primary care physicians to work in concert with clinical trialists before initiating therapy. These partnerships enhance the understanding of clinical trials and ensure that more patients gain access to these advanced therapies. – By Keith S. Lanier, M.D., researcher and medical oncologist

Chest Watch Event - Twitter Highlights

Bringing science education to life, Providence School Outreach hosted more than 125 Portland-area high school students for a live “Chest Watch” surgery as Dr. John Handy, thoracic surgeon with Providence Thoracic Oncology Program, performed an initial lung thoracoscopy and then lobectomy on a life-long smoker.

Ipilimumab among treatment advances for metastatic melanoma

Many different systemic therapies have been tested for melanoma over the past 50 years, with generally disappointing results. The phase 3 study of ipilimumab was the first to show a survival benefit for any medical therapy in melanoma. – By Brendan Curti, M.D., medical director, Providence Immunotherapy Program, Providence Melanoma Program

New heart pumps offer hope to sickest patients

Next-generation cardiac support devices overcome limits of earlier models and improve survival. – By Jacob Abraham, M.D., cardiologist, Providence St. Vincent Heart Clinic-Cardiology

Prostate cancer immunotherapy moves forward

New studies that combine immunotherapy with other agents are stimulating an immune response in men with metastatic prostate cancer. – By Brendan Curti, M.D., medical director, Providence Genitourinary Oncology Research

Providence Cancer Center experts share insights, summer 2012

Our cancer specialists and researchers have been active on an international scale in 2012, and many are slated to appear at conferences into the fall. Here’s a partial list of who’s presenting and publishing.

Forms Instructions

Bringing baby home: Instructions for home care

Congratulations on your new baby! We've put together a list of helpful information and links to access Providence postpartum care services.

Bringing out the big guns to kill cancer

Technology opens new doors for combining radiation and immunotherapy.

Cancer case summaries

Data collected by Providence’s Regional Cancer Registry provide detailed information about key tumor types, as treated at our major Providence hospitals in Oregon.

Caregiver Support Group - Websites

Links to websites offering support and information for caregivers of Alzheimers patients.

Clinical publications

Learn clinical best practices and the latest advances in techniques, treatments, technology and research. Newsletter articles are reviewed by physician editorial boards and are written by Providence specialists in brain, spine, cancer, orthopedics, and heart and vascular medicine.

Epilepsy Monitoring Unit Expectations

This handout discusses what to expect in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit.

Family medicine resident physicians and your delivery

When it comes time for your baby to be born, everyone on your care team will be focused on you and your baby. As a patient at Providence Portland Medical Center, you may have a family medicine resident physician assigned to your care. If a resident participates in the delivery of your baby, he or she will work under the close guidance of your own care provider. There will be no additional physician’s fees for the resident.

Fat is good, bagels are bad

Some (Mediterranean) principles to eat by.  When it comes to preventing or managing obesity, heart disease, cancer and many other health problems, good food is often your best medicine.

Guest Housing Reservation Request

Please fill out the following form to make a reservation at the Guest Housing Center. We will contact you to confirm your reservation and answer any questions you might have. International guests, please provide a country code for telephone communication, or an e-mail address if that is your preferred method of contact.

Helpful resources from the Epilepsy Foundation

This website is a good source of information on:
  • Seizure first aid
  • Living with Epilepsy
  • Treatment options

Hotel Recommendations Near Providence Portland Medical Center

See Providence Guest Services' recommended neighboring hotels.

In Practice: John Zurasky, M.D.

As part of an ongoing series, Providence profiles John Zurasky, M.D., stroke neurologist and neurointensivist with Providence Brain and Spine Institute.

In Practice: Profiles of Providence physicians

Patients know them as doctors. Physicians know them as colleagues.Through our ongoing series, we see these Providence providers in another light.

Maternity visitation policy

The visitation policy for the maternity department is designed to protect our patients, their families and other visitors.

Neuro bi-plane technology gets even more precise

Providence Portland Medical Center now offers an advanced neuro procedure room with 3-D mapping and CT scan overlay.

Patient rights and responsibilities

Because of our core values – compassion, justice, respect, excellence and stewardship – we believe that as a patient you have certain rights. At the same time, because we consider you an active partner in your health care, we acknowledge that you also have some responsibilities.

PPMC patient dining goes from room service to scheduled meals

The change streamlines the meal-ordering process and improves communications with patients.

PPMC patient dining goes from room service to scheduled meals

The change streamlines the meal-ordering process and improves communications with patients.

Pre-Surgery Pediatric Health Status Summary Form

To make sure you get the best, safest care possible, we need some important information about you. Before your child comes to the hospital for surgery, please complete and bring with you a copy of this Pediatric Health Status Summary for children under the age of 13.

Preparing for your delivery: Resources for new mothers and families

Ready to have your baby? Here's everything you'll need to prepare for delivery at a Providence hospital or medical center.

Prostate cancer research gets a boost

Prostate cancer, once it spreads to lymph nodes and bones, generally is not curable. But basic and clinical researchers at Providence are working on this challenge.

Providence Gastrointestinal Cancer Program -- Multidisciplinary Team

Your multidisciplinary gastrointestinal cancer care team consists of these trained specialists:

Providence Hospice Bereavement Support Groups

A listing of Providence Hospice Bereavement Support Groups offered in Portland, Yamhill and Clackamas county areas.

Providence leads in excellence once again

From Leapfrog's high safety marks to other awards, these honors tie directly to the care we give our patients. – Dave Underriner, chief executive, Oregon Region

What to do if your child has a fever

Having a sick child is never easy. The people of Providence want to help you care for your children in the right place. Some illnesses may require a trip to a doctor or a hospital. Other illnesses can be treated best at home.

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A better predictor of stroke risk in a-fib patients

Studies show that a newer, more refined scoring system more accurately identifies risk for thromboembolism. – By Douglas Dawley, M.D., cardiologist, Providence Heart and Vascular Institute

A need for speed promotes neurointensive care

Studies find that the relatively new care model for critically ill neurological patients decreases mortality and shortens hospital stays. – By John Zurasky, M.D., neurointensivist

Advances in prostate cancer immunotherapy at Providence

As knowledge about the immune system explodes, so does the potential of innovative treatments. – By Brendan Curti, M.D., medical director, Providence Genitourinary Oncology Research

Advantages of Gamma Knife

Helping patients for over 30 years, Gamma Knife remains the gold standard of stereotactic radiosurgery for brain lesions, brain tumors, and other neurological conditions.

After the injury, getting back in the game

Over the years sports seasons have grown in intensity, frequency and duration, putting greater demands on young bodies. How to diagnose and treat an injury to help young athletes return to the sport they love. – By Stuart M. Montgomery, orthopedic surgeon, Providence Orthopedic Institute

Apnea can cause patients to lose more than sleep

Untreated, the disorder can lead to serious cardiovascular conditions including arrhythmia, pulmonary hypertension and valvular disease. – By Emilia Arden, D.O., FACC, cardiologist, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

Are interventions for carotid disease still needed?

Landmark clinical trials have demonstrated the benefit of endarterectomy in certain patients with asymptomatic carotid disease, but these studies were done before vast improvements in medical management of atherosclerosis. – By W. Kent Williamson, M.D., vascular surgeon

Assist devices a viable alternative to heart transplant

For patients with systolic heart failure, an implanted ventricular assist device can improve quality of life and prolong survival. Here's how to learn if your patient is eligible. – By Jacob Abraham, M.D., medical director, and Gary Ott, M.D., surgical director, Providence Ventricular Assist Device Program

Beating the dose benchmarks on fluoroscopy

Because time is a poor measure of dose, Providence labs have improved on state-mandated measures. – By Jeff Robins, RT (R) (CV), MBA, cardiovascular lab manager, Providence Portland Medical Center

Birth certificates and social security cards

After your baby is born, the vital records technician at the hospital will give you a birth certificate worksheet that must be completed during your stay as an in-patient of the hospital and returned to the staff before you are discharged from the hospital.

Brain tumors and epilepsy

Seizure is often the first clinical symptom of a brain neoplasm, especially in cases of low-grade neoplasms. – Paula Gerber, M.D., neurologist; medical director, Providence Neurodiagnostic Services

Breast cancer chemoprevention in the spotlight again

After a tentative start, chemopreventive therapies might return to the forefront.  A recent international study reports promising results. – By Ali Conlin, M.D., medical oncologist

Can an exercise program ease chemotherapy fatigue?

A study examines the effects of exercise for cancer patients starting chemotherapy. – By Anupama Kurup, M.D., medical oncologist

Case study: How to assess and treat a patient's genetic risk of coronary artery disease?

Easily obtained genetic tests can determine if aggressive statin therapy is appropriate. – By Douglas Dawley, M.D., cardiologist, Providence Heart and Vascular Institute

Casting a light on lumpectomy

An optical fiber may transform how small breast lesions are located and removed.

Colorectal cancer risks: tobacco, obesity and inactivity

Once again, tobacco use is firmly established as a cause of cancer, this time, colorectal cancer. – By Todd S. Crocenzi, medical oncologist and researcher

Colorectal cancer screening: back to the basics

Amid controversies over complex screening options, stool-based testing can offer a simple solution today. – By Todd S. Crocenzi, M.D., medical oncologist and researcher

Crizotinib may be a powerful weapon against lung cancer

In early studies, nearly 90 percent of patients with an ALK genetic mutation responded to the drug, which targets metastatic non-small cell lung cancer. – By Rachel E. Sanborn, M.D., co-medical director, Providence Thoracic Oncology Program

Early-phase clinical trials open new opportunities

Providence's involvement with the International Immuno-Oncology Network, along with other early-phase studies, is broadening treatment options for patients with advanced cancers. – By Rachel E. Sanborn, M.D., co-medical director, Providence Thoracic Oncology Program

Endoscopic approaches to the skull base

Gaining access to the interface between the brain and sinuses used to require a risky and often disfiguring craniotomy. But the past 10 years have brought dramatic advancements in minimally invasive surgical techniques. – Edsel U. Kim, head and neck surgeon

For a-fib, a welcome alternative to warfarin

At last, a favorable oral antithrombin for patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. – By Douglas Dawley, M.D., cardiologist, Providence Heart and Vascular Institute

Fortifying the plant-based diet for heart health

A growing number of our patients adhere to some sort of plant-based diet. Although these diets are generally beneficial to heart health, providers should heed some nutritional red flags. – By Naji M. Hamdan, M.D., cardiologist, and Terese Scollard, MBA, RD, LD, registered dietitian

Groundbreaking immunotherapy: More tailored, less toxic treatments

Inside your body, standing at attention in your blood, tissues, and organs, there are millions of tiny troopers mobilized against invaders.

Hospitals earn joint replacement certification

Providence Portland and Providence St. Vincent medical centers have earned The Joint Commission Disease-Specific Certification for hip and knee replacement.

In focus: Epilepsy care 2.0

Providence Epilepsy Services expands its services and its technology to diagnose and treat this common and complex neurological disorder. – Matthew M. Evans, D.O., epileptologist

It’s not enough to walk the talk: Prescribe it!

There's a treatment out there that your patients might not know about. It reduces their risk of heart disease, diabetes, cognitive impairment, osteoporosis, chronic pain, depression and many cancers by 20 to 50 percent. – By James Beckerman, M.D., cardiologist

Jenny Conlee battles back from breast cancer

Two years ago, fans were saddened to learn that The Decemberists’ keyboardist was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer. How’s she doing today?

Lipid management: Which test is best for which patient?

Management of dyslipidemia, particularly with statins, has significantly reduced major cardiovascular events. Yet half of heart attacks occur in patients with “normal” cholesterol. – By Douglas Dawley, M.D., cardiologist, Providence Heart and Vascular Institute

Lung cancer screening comes of age

Advanced imaging now leads to earlier detection and better outcomes. Which of your patients will benefit most from annual screening? – By Jonathan Daniel, M.D., thoracic surgeon

Mediterranean diet: Eating our way to cardiovascular health

A new study finds that Mediterranean-style diets reduce the risk of stroke, heart attack and cardiovascular death even more than a standard low-fat diet. – Naji Hamdan, M.D., cardiologist, Providence Heart and Vascular Institute

Myth-busting: aortic stenosis risks and treatment

Treatments are advancing rapidly, offering greater chances of survival. So why aren’t more patients being referred for specialized care? – By Todd A. Caulfield, M.D., medical director, Providence Valve Center

New hope for brain hemorrhage: CLEAR III trial

The condition causes dread for emergency physicians, but a study is examining a new therapy that may improve outcomes. – By Lisa Yanase, M.D., stroke neurologist

New system therapies emerge for liver cancer

A study at Providence Cancer Center builds on the success of sorafenib. – By Todd S. Crocenzi, medical oncologist and researcher

Promising developments in lung cancer screening

A large national study reports that suspicious findings were three times greater with CT scans than with chest X-rays. – By Rachel E. Sanborn, M.D., medical oncologist

Prostate cancer and PSA: Should your patient get screened?

Oncologist and researcher Brendan Curti, M.D., discusses the benefits and limitations of the prostate-specific antigen test – and which patient groups can benefit from annual screening.

Providence Cancer Center's global reach, fall 2011

Two of Providence Cancer Center’s top researchers were invited to China in October to talk about advances in immunotherapy, while others spoke in Italy and Chile. Here’s a partial list of our specialists’ appearances and publications.

Providence inScope: Palliative care for the living

The March 2013 issue of our clinical news magazine highlights how palliative care is helping patients long before the end of life. Also, new surgical options for herniated disks, settling into a medical home and why one ED doc gets high patient-satisfaction scores.

Providence midwives pair traditional practices with technology

Midwifery has long been an option for women wanting to deliver their babies with minimal medical intervention. Providence Health & Services has paired the personal support of midwifery with the modern comforts of a hospital since 1993.

Providence Stop-Smoking Resources

If you smoke, one of the most important steps you can take to improve your health is to quit smoking. Providence Health & Services supports you in this effort. The resources below can help you stop smoking for good.

Studies bring clarity to combination therapies for colorectal cancer

Recent trials have brought some consistency back to integrating EGFR antagonists in the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer. – By Todd S. Crocenzi, M.D., medical oncologist and researcher

Studying apricoxib with erlotinib for lung cancer

A trial testing apricoxib with erlotinib showed longer survival in younger patients with metastatic lung cancer, but failed to meet its goal. – By Rachel E. Sanborn, M.D., medical oncologist

Tapping into maternal instincts: Empowering women through midwifery

As a pregnant woman, you have options. You can see an obstetrician, a family medicine doctor or a midwife for pregnancy care. Sometimes, you may see a combination. So, how do you decide which choice is right for you? Lisa Chickadonz, a nurse-midwife with Providence Maternal Care Clinic, is a great source of perspective on the midwife experience. 

The stress of stress tests

Advanced stress cardiac imaging now allows us to detect heart disease with greater accuracy than ever before. But these sophisticated and expensive tests also bring a challenge: When are they necessary and when will simple exercise testing suffice? – Douglas Dawley, M.D., cardiologist

Top-selling statins finally going generic

Patents for Lipitor and Plavix expire at the end of 2011, opening the door to cost-effective alternatives. – By Douglas Dawley, M.D., cardiologist, Providence Heart and Vascular Institute

Treating motor impairment in Parkinson’s disease

In the past four decades pharmacological progress has been spectacular, so now physicians and patients may choose among multiple options. Providence Center for Parkinson’s Disease follows these decision-making guides. – Richard Rosenbaum, M.D., neurologist

Vascular disease's triple threat

When it comes to screening for cardiovascular disease, physicians shouldn't ignore the vascular part. – By W. Kent Williamson, M.D., vascular surgeon

Vitamin D and breast cancer: Is there a link?

Studies have provided conflicting results, but here’s what we know so far. – By Ali Conlin, M.D., medical oncologist

What lies ahead for OHNC treatment

From validating biomarkers to exploring tumor-derived vaccines, research is exploring the therapies of the future for oral, head and neck cancers. – R. Bryan Bell, M.D., D.D.S., FACS, surgeon

What to expect: Helping a loved one through the dying process

This 12-page guide helps caregivers and family members understand the emotional, physical and spiritual aspects of the days and moments before death.

Where doctors come to heal themselves

The significance of the Kleenex boxes placed on every tabletop isn’t apparent at first. But 15 minutes into this lunchtime gathering of doctors, nurses and a host of other health care workers, the reason becomes clear.

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Aetna InteliHealth: Tobacco Cessation

Aetna’s InteliHealth resource on tobacco cessation including the basics and resources for quitting.

American Cancer Society

American Cancer Society’s home page with links to all types of cancer, symptoms, treatment options, statistics trials and ways to contribute. 

American Cancer Society: Guide to Quitting Smoking

The American Cancer Society’s guide to quitting smoking including questions people need to know about quitting and the steps to do so.

American Cancer Society Guidelines for Breast Screening with MRI as an Adjunct to Mammography

New evidence on breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) screening has become available since the American Cancer Society (ACS) last issued guidelines for the early detection of breast cancer in 2003. A guideline panel has reviewed this evidence and developed new recommendations for women at different defined levels of risk.

American Lung Association

The American Lung Association website is a patient and care provider resource with information about respiratory illnesses from asthma to emphysema. Includes causes, warning signs and symptoms, research and patient care treatment resources.

American Stroke Association Website

Provides warning signs and overview of stroke, emergency stroke center locations and patient education resources.

Brain Injury Association of Oregon

Mission: Creating a better future through brain injury prevention, research, education, and advocacy.

Brain Injury Resource Center

This site is maintained by: Brain Injury Resource Center -- 

  • A non-profit clearinghouse founded and operated by brain injury activists since 1985.
  • If you have landed on this site it is probably because you have learned that head injury is poorly understood, and you need expert guidance to make sense of it. 

Care Facilities in Washington County

Resources for caregivers of dementia and Alzheimer's patients in Washington County.  Includes care facilities, in-home care and adult day care.

Care Facilities - Other WA & OR counties

Resources for caregivers of Dementia and Alzheimers disease in other WA and OR counties

Care Facilities - Vancouver, WA

Resources for caregivers of Dementia and Alzheimer's patients in Vancouver, WA.  Includes care facilities, in-home care and adult day care.

Continuing medical education

Providence's Department of Continuing Medical Education provides physicians in our geographical region stimulating, balanced, objective and evidence-based educational programs. Smoking Cessation

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services resource page on Smoking Cessation including a quick guide to healthy living and tools to quit.

Independent Living Resources

Independent Living Resources (ILR) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people with all disabilities.

Mayo Clinic Stroke Risk Factors

Provides extensive outline on the risk factors that contribute to stroke.

Medline Plus: Quitting Smoking

U.S. National Library of Medicine Medline Plus topic tool on quitting smoking. Provides a guide, overview, research and resources.

Medline Plus: Smoking

U.S. National Library of Medicine Medline Plus topic tool on what smoking is and does to the body.

National Cancer Institute

National Cancer Institute home page with links to all cancer topics, clinical trial information, statistics, research and treatment information.

National Cancer Institute: Biological Therapies for Cancer - Questions and Answers

Biological therapies use the body's immune system to fight cancer or to lessen the side effects that may be caused by some cancer treatments.

National Cancer Institute Prevention and Cessation of Cigarette Smoking: Control of Tobacco Use

National Cancer Institute’s overview of Prevention and steps for how to get into a cessation program.

National Cancer Institute Smoking Quitline

National Cancer Institute’s page on free resources available to help someone quit smoking, including the national Quit Line.

National Lymphedema Network

The National Lymphedema Network (NLN) is an internationally recognized non-profit organization founded in 1988 to provide education and guidance to lymphedema patients, health care professionals and the general public by disseminating information on the prevention and management of primary and secondary lymphedema.

National Spinal Cord Injury Association

Founded in 1948, the National Spinal Cord Injury Association is the nation's oldest and largest civilian organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for hundreds of thousands of Americans living with the results of spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D) and their families. This number grows by thirty newly-injured people each day.

National Stroke Association Website

Comprehensive overview of stroke, including warning signs, emergency stroke center locations and patient education resources.

Providence medical staff leaders

Meet your hospital's medical executive committee and other physician leaders for 2014.


Quitnet is an online community dedicated to quitting smoking. It includes a community room, resources, tools and support for people who want to quit online.

Summary Report: Early Reproductive Events and Breast Cancer Workshop

The Early Reproductive Events and Breast Cancer Workshop convened February 24-26, 2003, and the outcomes of the meeting were reviewed and discussed at the joint meeting of the NCI Board of Scientific Advisors (BSA) and Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) held March 3, 2003.

Wayne D. Kuni and Joan E. Kuni Foundation

The mission of the Wayne D. Kuni and Joan E. Kuni Foundation is to support medical research, especially for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer