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Oregon’s behavioral health and addiction services agencies are operating at a subpar level in part because low pay, high stress and other problems prompt workers to quit the field, leading to acute worker shortages, experts told the Oregon Health Policy Board this week.

Dec 5 2019
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Oregon has filed litigation against the pharmaceutical giant against Johnson & Johnson over devices that have caused hundreds of thousands of women around the globe to experience debilitating side effects.

Dec 5 2019
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Nurses at McMinnville’s Willamette Valley Medical Center have filed a petition to unionize, citing worries about patient safety and complaints about benefits.

Dec 4 2019

Oregon health officials are calling “all-clear” after a rash of measles cases this fall.

In total, four cases were reported after a passenger flew back from Amsterdam on Oct. 12 with the disease.

Dec 4 2019

The Oregon Health Authority has identified three additional cases of severe lung illness linked to vaping.

The state has now seen a total of 20 cases of EVALI — what health officials are referring to as ‘E-cigarette or Vaping Product Associated Lung Injury.’ Two cases have been fatal.

Dec 4 2019

The Trump administration Tuesday unveiled a plan to distribute HIV prevention medication free to individuals who do not have prescription drug insurance coverage.

Dec 4 2019

The one thing we know about health care in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary race is that it’s a top issue for voters.

Dec 3 2019

It was supposed to be a fun evening out for Katy and Michael Branson. But their 3-year-old daughter, Lucy, apparently had other ideas.

Dec 2 2019

When Kea Turner’s 74-year-old grandmother checked into Virginia’s Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital with advanced lung cancer, she landed in the oncology unit where every patient was monitored by a bed alarm.

Dec 2 2019

A Portland center where intoxicated people can safely sober up for a few hours is facing significant changes — and maybe even closure.

Dec 2 2019

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