Oregon State study finds room for improvement when hospital patients transition to hospice care

PORTLAND, Ore. – Terminally ill patients referred to hospice care from a hospital setting tend to be on hospice for shorter periods than those who enter hospice while living at home or in a residential care facility.

Older adults risk ER visits when dentists prescribe opioids on top of other meds, study finds

When dentists prescribe opioid painkillers to older patients who are already taking medication for depression or anxiety, the combination of drugs increases patients’ risk of landing in the emergency room and being hospitalized, according to a recent Oregon State University study.

Student move-in at Oregon State’s Corvallis campus to include enhanced health and safety steps

Oregon State University’s fall 2020 Corvallis campus residence hall move-in will feature enhanced health and safety measures, including required COVID-19 testing for students living on campus and scheduled move-in dates and times to ensure adequate physical distancing.

Study points out opioid risks for hospital patients transitioning to skilled nursing facilities

PORTLAND, Ore. – Hospital patients discharged to skilled nursing facilities often bring a high-dose painkiller prescription with them, suggesting more attention should be paid to opioid safety for those patients, research from the Oregon State University College of Pharmacy shows.

Higher education leader Alexander assumes presidency at Oregon State

F. King Alexander, a prominent national advocate for public higher education, today becomes Oregon State University’s 15th president.

Oregon State President Ed Ray leaves a legacy of leadership and transformation

In 17 years at the helm of Oregon State University, President Edward J. Ray has led a dynamic transformation, fueling unprecedented momentum and widespread impact for the state’s largest public university.

Good news for menopausal women taking hop supplements: Tests show no drug interactions

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Hop-based dietary supplements that many women use to ease the night sweats and hot flashes commonly reported during menopause aren’t likely to cause drug interactions, new research from Oregon State University’s Linus Pauling Institute and College of Pharmacy shows.

Researchers use nanotechnology to develop new treatment for painful gynecological condition

Scientists have developed a precise, nanotechnology-based treatment to alleviate the pain and fertility problems associated with endometriosis, a common gynecological condition in women of childbearing age.

Oregon State University COVID-19 experts

The following Oregon State University faculty and staff have expertise related to the COVID-19 global pandemic and are willing to speak with journalists.

Plant-based relatives of cholesterol could help gene therapy for cystic fibrosis, other diseases

Gene-infused nanoparticles used for combating disease work better when they include plant-based relatives of cholesterol because their shape and structure help the genes get where they need to be inside cells.

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