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Nursing assistant Amanda Newman often ends her shifts at PeaceHealth’s Sacred Heart Medical Center in Springfield in tears after struggling to meet all of her patients needs each day because there’s not enough staff.
Mar 20 2019

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Oregon lawmakers are taking several stabs this session at increasing health insurance coverage in the state.
Mar 20 2019
Briefly: Clark County Measles Outbreak Up To 71 Confirmed Cases
Mar 14 2019
Providence Health & Services said Thursday it will start a heart transplant program thanks in part to a $75 million gift from Phil and Penny Knight.
Mar 14 2019

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Multnomah County Commissioner Dr. Sharon Meieran became a mental health advocate after working in emergency rooms. During shifts as a physician, she saw patients languishing in scrubs with nowhere else to go.
Mar 14 2019

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The pain radiated from the top of Annette Monachelli’s head, and it got worse when she changed positions. It didn’t feel like her usual migraine.
Mar 18 2019

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Amid partisan wrangling, the House health care committee on Thursday approved House Bill 3063 which would require children to have a medical exemption or be vaccinated to attend school. The vote, 7 to 4, followed party lines.
Mar 14 2019
Oregon now has a measles case in Marion County.  It is not linked to the outbreak in Vancouver, Washington, officials said. Instead, the person contracted the disease from someone who traveled to Salem from Illinois.
Mar 14 2019
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Wednesday signed into law a tax that will provide funding for the state’s Medicaid plan.
Mar 13 2019
Two health-care giants, Cambia Health Solutions in Portland and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina in Durham, announced a partnership agreement on Tuesday that’s designed to save money and spur innovation.
Mar 12 2019
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After a months-long search, the Oregon Health Authority has found a behavioral health director, a position that mental health experts and advocates say is sorely needed.
Mar 11 2019
Three of Oregon’s six largest commercial health insurers reported losses in 2018, as did several dental plans and Medicaid payers even though the market was fairly stable.
Mar 11 2019
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For people who don’t read much English, following prescription labels can be a guessing game. Those who guess wrong can end up hurt by the medication that was supposed to help them. Even worse, they can end up hospitalized.
Mar 11 2019

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Oregon has agreed to settle with the pharmaceutical company, Pfizer, again over false, misleading or illegal marketing claims or promotions of its drugs.
Mar 11 2019
A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s revealed a 2017 case of tetanus in an unvaccinated child in Oregon.   It was the first pediatric case of tetanus in the state in more than 30 years.  
Mar 10 2019
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Medicare is penalizing five Oregon hospitals this year for having above-average rates of infections and other hospital-acquired complications.
Mar 5 2019
The Oregon Health Plan and other health services were among just two areas saved from budget cuts in the Oregon legislators’ budget framework released Thursday.
Mar 7 2019

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Hundreds of people gathered outside the Capitol on Thursday to protest a controversial bill that would eliminate non-medical exemptions for childhood vaccinations.
Mar 7 2019

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Lawmakers considered two more bills this week designed to prevent the death of younger Oregonians -- a major problem in the state.
Mar 6 2019
Oregon took the lead on Tuesday in a multi-state front against the Trump administration’s “gag rule” on abortion providers.
Feb 22 2019
Read the latest press releases from organizations around the state.
Press Release: Greg Walden Applauds $4 million In New Grants To Combat Opioid Crisis In Oregon
Mar 20 2019