Category: Culture of Health

Can Stress Trigger Asthma in Kids?

Prolonged chronic stress leads to greater production of chemicals that can kick the immune system into overdrive, resulting in asthma and other health problems with lifelong consequences, scientists say. Children who struggle to breathe find it hard to play, learn and develop into healthy adults. 

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The Nation’s Doctor Says…Step It Up!

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy wants Americans to walk and roll more for better health—and for communities to make that easier for people of all ages and abilities. His Step It Up! campaign includes videos, a walking playlist and other resources for joining the call to improve access to safe and convenient places to walk and wheelchair roll.

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What’s your place in The SE 82nd & Division Story? Find it here.

The neighborhood of SE 82nd Avenue and Division Street in Portland is a fascinating place of diversity, challenges and opportunity. Have memories, stories and hopes for the future of the area? Metro wants to hear—and possibly share—them. Or just get to know the place with videos, photo galleries and interviews with residents.

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The Way to Wellville runs through Clatsop County

Clatsop County, Oregon is one of five communities in the nation chosen to participate in a five-year challenge to improve the health of all residents. Goals include improving nutrition and food access to decrease obesity, expanding strategies to improve mental health, and decreasing tobacco use among pregnant women. Watch the introductory video and learn how you can get involved.

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