Monthly archives of “March 2011

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How Do You Exercise With A Busy Routine?

This has been a question on my mind lately. With a busy work schedule it is often difficult to find time to exercise. Instead of making a drastic schedule shift, which usually leads to disappointment after a few weeks, I have been thinking on ways to incorporate exercise into what I am already doing. You would be surprised how fast it all adds up. Here are a few ideas I’ve had to get moving. Now that it’s spring, you can start to think about outdoors activities again. Can you add anything to my list? Let’s get creative! Read More

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Are We Safe? Answers On Radiation Exposure From Our eDoc Partners

Our partners at eDoc have summarized some of the frequently asked questions that are surfacing as a result of the events in Japan this past week.

Following the seismic events that damaged several nuclear reactors in Japan, many Americans are concerned about the possibility of exposure to radiation drifting across the Pacific Ocean with the prevailing winds. This has resulted in a buying frenzy of potassium iodide tablets, a known deterrent to certain effects of radiation on the body. In situations such as these, however, it is prudent to listen to experts monitoring radiation levels to learn the likelihood of being exposed and to understand what can and cannot be done in regard to radiation exposure.

What is potassium iodide (KI)? Read More

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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Portland 2011 – ODS Continues Support

ODS is pleased to continue our support by sponsoring the 2011 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk here in Portland. This week I had the opportunity to attend the 10th annual kick-off breakfast for the Making Strides event with my fellow ODS coworkers.

It was such a meaningful event to be a part of both professionally and personally. The entire room of 400 people was overflowing with a common bond to stand up against this disease. Many shared stories of loved ones and there was also one courageous survivor who told her story.

The American Cancer Society has a page entitled Stories of Hope that shares similar intimate details of cancer. See these here.

As the American Cancer Society phrases it best, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is “more than just a walk, the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event describes the progress we’re making together to save lives by helping people get well, stay well, find cures and fight back.”

This year’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer will be a 5 mile non-competitive walk to be held Saturday, May 7, 2011. Registration will begin at 8:00am and start at 9:30am at the Rose Quarter Commons. Here are some ways to get involved. Read More