medicine http://ijpr.org en Riding Beyond Cancer http://ijpr.org/post/riding-beyond-cancer <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Horseback riding is not for everybody, but it's good for a lot of people.&nbsp;</p><p>Horses, like therapy dogs, can be helpful companions for people with a variety of health challenges.&nbsp;</p><p>The organization <a href="http://ridingbeyond.org/" target="_blank"><strong>Riding Beyond</strong></a> pairs up horses with women dealing with breast cancer treatments... with some encouraging results.&nbsp; Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:10:30 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 15954 at http://ijpr.org Riding Beyond Cancer The Doctor Will See You Now... http://ijpr.org/post/doctor-will-see-you-now <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The next time you wait just a little too long for the doctor, consider the fate of our Victorian ancestors.&nbsp;</p><p>Maybe the waits were shorter, but what was the quality of their care?&nbsp;</p><p>That question, and others, are answered by a "Victorian Medical Practices" tour offered at the Beekman House in Jacksonville.&nbsp; Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:10:20 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 15676 at http://ijpr.org The Doctor Will See You Now... Tuberculosis In History: "The Remedy" http://ijpr.org/post/tuberculosis-history-remedy <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>More than a century ago, a diagnosis of tuberculosis meant almost certain death for the patient.&nbsp;</p><p>Medical science desperately searched for a cure.&nbsp;</p><p>Then physician Robert Koch announced success: he could stop TB.</p><p>Another physician, Arthur Conan Doyle, took great interest.&nbsp; Fri, 23 May 2014 17:10:10 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 12841 at http://ijpr.org Tuberculosis In History: "The Remedy" Reforming Health Care, Continued http://ijpr.org/post/reforming-health-care-continued <p></p><p>The national debate about reforming the health care system tends to veer automatically into politics.&nbsp;</p><p>But there are important realms left behind when that happens: medicine and economics. Wed, 07 May 2014 17:10:10 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 11942 at http://ijpr.org Reforming Health Care, Continued "Fourteen Stories" From The Hospital http://ijpr.org/post/fourteen-stories-hospital <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>You can bet that anyone who works in an emergency room comes away from the experience with a few stories to tell.&nbsp;</p><p>But in the interest of patient confidentiality, many of those stories go untold.&nbsp;</p><p>Dr. Jay Baruch works in the ER and teaches medicine at Brown University.&nbsp; Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:10:10 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 11243 at http://ijpr.org "Fourteen Stories" From The Hospital Bringing Modern Medicine To The Remote Philippines http://ijpr.org/post/bringing-modern-medicine-remote-philippines <p></p><p>The modern world is taken for granted in our region.</p><p></p><p></p><p>But it has barely penetrated into remote areas in other parts of the world.&nbsp; Wed, 12 Mar 2014 18:19:20 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 8987 at http://ijpr.org Bringing Modern Medicine To The Remote Philippines Excuse Me, Doctor... http://ijpr.org/post/excuse-me-doctor <p></p><p>Even before anybody uttered the phrase "Obamacare," we were peppered with advice about how to navigate the health care system.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The advice included directions on how to take more control of our health care--not just our insurance.&nbsp; That bit of advice is still being given, even by the MDs themselves.&nbsp; Wed, 29 Jan 2014 18:45:00 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 6853 at http://ijpr.org Excuse Me, Doctor... Getting Insured Means Getting To The E.R. http://ijpr.org/post/getting-insured-means-getting-er <p></p><p>The name of a recent study make its point clear in its title: "Medicaid Increases Emergency Department Use."</p><p></p><p>The study is the latest in a series that tracks the effects of bringing previously uninsured people into Oregon's version of Medicaid, the Oregon Health Plan.&nbsp; Thu, 09 Jan 2014 18:27:00 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 5885 at http://ijpr.org Getting Insured Means Getting To The E.R. Rural Medicine Center Planned For Klamath Falls http://ijpr.org/post/rural-medicine-center-planned-klamath-falls <p>Oregon Health &amp; Science University is planning to create a satellite campus in Klamath Falls, Oregon to focus on rural medicine.</p><p></p><p>OHSU's provost and vice president announced Wednesday that the campus would become a hub. A dean is expected to be hired by July so that campus planning can begin. Fri, 15 Nov 2013 14:42:50 +0000 Barbara Dellenback 3154 at http://ijpr.org Rural Medicine Center Planned For Klamath Falls Making Yourself "Disease Proof" http://ijpr.org/post/making-yourself-disease-proof <p>Don&#39;t smoke, eat well, stay active, and maintain a healthy weight.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Four simple actions can greatly reduce your risk of chronic disease.&nbsp; Tue, 08 Oct 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 1031 at http://ijpr.org Making Yourself "Disease Proof"