Brittany Falkers, KGW News

Brittany Falkers

KGW News

Portland, OR, United States

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‘Caregivers are often forgotten’: 1 in 5 American adults are unpaid family caregivers

The number of unpaid family caregivers has risen in the past five years and the impacts are far reaching. In this Healthier Together we look at the impact and tips. → Read More

More than a mustache: ‘Movember' seeks to raise awareness about men’s health issues

Every November men grow out their facial hair to support men’s health. Mental wellbeing has become a key component. → Read More

Families hope to bring awareness of rare, easy-to-miss childhood cancer

Two moms share a message of awareness and advocacy of childhood osteosarcoma after their children were misdiagnosed. → Read More

Effective ways to manage stress levels this upcoming season

From elections to the upcoming holidays, November can be stressful. Dr. Mike Franz offers advice to manage mental health throughout the season. → Read More

Our Sleeved Life: Oregon podcasters create weight loss surgery community

Our Sleeved Life Podcast will host the Just Be You Award Show to honor those who’ve undergone bariatric surgery and inspired others to take control of their health. → Read More

Oregon's newest program aims to ensure kids get the proper care in an emergency

The first-of-its-kind registry is a voluntary, no-cost system that lets families record critical information about their child’s health before an emergency. → Read More

Drazan and Kotek were in a close race for Oregon governor. Did the final debate change things?

Polls show a tight race between Republican Christine Drazan and Democrat Tina Kotek, but a sizable number of people remained undecided in the last round of polling. → Read More

How parents can prevent kids' sports-related injuries

Almost 1/3 of childhood injuries are sports-related, but there are simple things parents and coaches can do to help prevent them. → Read More

‘Can be completely life-altering': OHSU doctors talk prevention amid increasing rates of falls among older adults

OHSU has seen a sharp increase in ground-level falls over the past five years. For older adults, these falls can be life-changing or even deadly. → Read More

Breast Friends luncheon returns Oct. 29

The luncheon is back for the first time since the start of the pandemic. Breast Friends aims to empower survivors and thrivers to connect and find support. → Read More

Male breast cancer survivor speaks out ahead of Making Strides Walk

Kelvin Woods shares his breast cancer journey in hopes of encouraging men to get proactive about their health and learn more about their risk for the disease. → Read More

'It can be overwhelming': Expert tips to navigate Medicare

Enrolling in or changing your Medicare Plan can be tricky. An agent breaks it down and offers advice to make sure you get the most out of your coverage. → Read More

Empty store at Portland's Lloyd Center transformed into roller skating rink

Portland's least secret Secret Roller Disco took over the empty Marshalls at Lloyd Center for a handful of events including a session for kids on Sunday. → Read More

'A chance at life': Kidney donor and recipient tell the story of what brought them together

In early September, the 1 millionth organ transplant was performed in the U.S. The journey is more than a number for those who’ve receive the life-saving gift. → Read More

Doctors recommend getting COVID booster, flu shot at the same time

Experts expect higher flu numbers this year after two years of masks and social distancing. They recommend both COVID booster and flu shot this flu season. → Read More

What to consider when signing up for health insurance

Picking the right health insurance plan can be tricky. The president of Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon offered tips to help. → Read More

An Oregon doctor helps parents navigate student mental health as kids head back to school

As students head back to school, a behavioral health specialist offers advice to parents to help kids cope with the transition from summer to fall. → Read More

Beaverton concert series offers free live music for youth

The concert series runs Aug. 16, 18, 23 and 24 at the Patricia Reser Center for the Arts. → Read More

‘We look for people who are invested’: Harrington Family Foundation scholarship seeks Oregon’s future leaders

The four-year renewable scholarship relies and donations local businesses and community members. Applications open in November. → Read More

Here are the health risks associated with wildfire season in the Pacific Northwest

Wildfire smoke is a major culprit for unhealthy and hazardous air quality in the Pacific Northwest, but there are several factors at play. → Read More