After the Quake
As an epidemiologist, Jeff Bethel understands the vital role of public health in saving lives after a natural disaster. Most at risk, he says, are vulnerable populations — migrant laborers and people who live alone or have chronic illnesses. “If you’re in your little bubble, you’re at higher risk,” says the assistant professor in the […]
Hmong Health Study Defies Expectations
The risks are especially high among the Hmong, whose cervical cancer rates are some of the nation’s highest.
The Hidden Dangers of Flame Retardants
Your old sofa, as comfy as it is, could be a hazard to your children’s health.
Feeding the rats was just the beginning. To get to the bottom of questions about the effects of alcohol consumption on bones, Cyndi Trevisiol learned how to remove the living cells from a femur and a tibia (purchased frozen from a biological supply house). She then removed the minerals — calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, silicon […]
A World Apart
Jennifer Kue was just a little girl when she began assisting Portland’s Hmong community.
Teeny Little Steps
Romping in the backyard at Cozy Corners family childcare home, Avery and Lauryn are boosting their health by doing what kids do naturally – running, jumping and playing.