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Doctors' Day donation honors physicians

April 03, 2015

Doug Koekkoek, M.D., chief executive, clinical services We began the week by remembering Doctors’ Day and honoring all the ways physicians...

Cancer prevention options and family history

April 02, 2015

Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie-Pitt revealed Tuesday that she has undergone more preventive surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes...

New division chief of medicine announced for Providence St. Vincent

March 31, 2015

Janice Burger Chief Executive Providence St. Vincent Medical Center I am very pleased to announce that Scott Marsal, M.D., FACP, will be our new...

How the BRCA gene mutation increases the risk of cancer

March 25, 2015

After already having a double mastectomy, Angelina Jolie-Pitt decided to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes upon discovering she carries the...

Study examines diagnostic accuracy of breast biopsies

March 18, 2015
A breast biopsy study that included Oregon pathologists found many get it wrong on trickier cancer risk results.

Breakthrough lung cancer drug helps clinical trial patient

March 06, 2015

A breakthrough drug for treating the most common type of lung cancer was just approved by the Food and Drug Administration ahead of schedule following two successful clinical trials, including one that involved patients at Providence Cancer Center in Portland.

Respiratory virus season update

February 22, 2015
Providence Health & Services has compiled a chart of positive virus identifications in our region to aid health professionals as they care for patients.

Heart of Gold event raises more than $495,000 for Providence Center for Medically Fragile Children

February 16, 2015

This year’s Providence Child Center Heart of Gold Dinner was a wonderful evening full of heartwarming tributes and an outpouring of generosity to help every child grow and flourish. Thursday’s event raised more than $495,000 for Providence’s Center for Medically Fragile Children to support the life enriching programs and therapies that help these children reach their fullest potential.

Midwives, doulas take center stage as Providence develops team approach to pregnancy care

February 13, 2015

Eleven expectant mothers and fathers are sitting in a circle inside the Providence Maternal Care Clinic along with four Providence employees: two doulas, a nurse-midwife and a patient navigator. Together, they're going over what the women and their partners should do when they suspect they've gone into labor.

Providence resources for families of children on the Autism Spectrum

February 09, 2015
Resource specialist Kathy Keesee talks about resources for families of children on the Autism Spectrum in the NBC5 Providence Minute.
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