On a typical day, doctors rush through the emergency department toward sounding alarms, and ambulances whisk in people suffering heart attacks, strokes or severe pain. Medical technicians and nurses attend to patients as worried families hover close.
Apr 18 2019

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With Oregon’s individual health insurance exchange facing lower enrollment and higher premiums, a prominent consumer watchdog group is pushing for several policy changes to stabilize the individual market and rein in costs.
Apr 17 2019
Briefly: Salem Hospital At Near Capacity
Mar 28 2019

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An Oregon State University scientist is part of a $10.7 million National Institutes of Health grant to develop a vaccine for gonorrhea.
Apr 17 2019

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Kathy Marambe spent 40 years helping people in a mental health crisis.
Apr 16 2019
Something amazing happened last week in Oregon: in coffee shops, at the gym, driving carpools, meeting friends -- just about everywhere people gather in Oregon, we have been talkin
Apr 15 2019

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More than 100 people who attended a wedding in Oregon last year were sickened by a bug unknown to most people. The outbreak of Shigella, which only sickens people and higher primates, was the second largest in the United States in more than 30 years.
Apr 15 2019

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In anticipation of a new anti-abortion tilt on the Supreme Court bench, some states are moving to further restrict the procedure during the first trimester of pregnancy or to outlaw abortion entirely if Roe v. Wade ever falls.
Apr 16 2019

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This week marked a dividing point in the Oregon Legislative session: Bills that did not make it through House and Senate committees died, bringing those left on the table into sharper focus.
Apr 10 2019
Oregon Health & Science University faces another discrimination lawsuit.
Apr 10 2019

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Industrial nations worldwide offer universal health care in several forms, while the United States lags and may — on a federal level — lack the political will or capability to make a significant change, according to panelists who spoke Wednesday at the Oregon Health Forum.
Apr 10 2019

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Sustainable growth and financial transparency are listed among the state’s priorities for coordinated care organizations vying for Oregon’s second round of Medicaid funding.
Apr 8 2019

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Anne Naito-Campbell felt appalled when a judge ruled that the man who allegedly sexually assaulted her daughter was not guilty. She had seen the bruises on her daughter. She had watched her struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Apr 5 2019
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Oregon has long been at the forefront of palliative care for people with a terminal illness. But it lacks a program to provide patients with round-the-clock services to keep them comfortable at home and avoid running up hospital costs.
Apr 8 2019
As measles outbreaks continue in the Northwest and across the nation, newly revealed health records from Oregon suggest it’s surprisingly easy to opt out of required vaccinations in that state — as in several others.
Apr 4 2019
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Hundreds of Oregon House and Senate bills quietly died last week, with the March 29 deadline passing for legislation to be scheduled for a work session or get shelved.
Apr 3 2019

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Lawmakers have advanced a health care cost containment plan seeking to hold private insurance cost growth in Oregon to the same rates as public employee and Medicaid plans.
Apr 3 2019

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A former Multnomah County employee is suing the county and a psychiatric emergency center that the state investigated last summer after several patients died, suffered sexual abuse or were exposed to hazardous conditions.
Apr 2 2019

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Apr 1 2019
Multnomah County has fired its two top mental health leaders and promoted an insider to lead its Mental Health and Addiction Services Division following an investigation into complaints of abuse and neglect at the Unity Center for Behavio
Mar 28 2019
Read the latest press releases from organizations around the state.
Press Release: Leading Northwest Health Systems Partner To Increase Access To Health Care
Apr 18 2019