Health Impact Assessment in Transportation Planning


It’s more than Safety Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard (Oregon 99E), in the northwestern corner of Oregon’s Clackamas County, was designed primarily for motor vehicle traffic rather than pedestrian traffic to its auto-oriented businesses and shopping areas. McLoughlin Boulevard can be an unsafe and inhospitable environment for pedestrians and bicyclists. Not surprisingly, the local population has higher-than-county-average Read More >

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Keep Your Cool in Hot Weather


  Getting too hot can make you sick. You can become ill from the heat if your body can’t compensate for it and properly cool you off. Heat exposure can even kill you: it caused 7,233 heat-related deaths in the United States from 1999 to 2009. Learn more about the steps you can take to Read More >

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ALS Awareness 2015

May is ALS Awareness Month. Far too little is known about ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). Learn more about how the National ALS Registry is changing that Who can forget the 2014 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge? In response to the challenge, participants dumped buckets of ice cold water on their heads and posted the videos on Read More >

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You Can Control Your Asthma

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May is Asthma Awareness Month: Learn how to control your asthma. Asthma is one of the most common lifelong chronic diseases. One in 14 Americans lives with asthma, a disease affecting the lungs, causing repeated episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and coughing. Learn more about asthma. Read More >

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