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Aug 14 2018
A 50-year-old Seattle man with leukemia and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, did not want a surprise.

In the end, it wasn’t easy for Aaron McQ to decide when to die.

The 50-year-old Seattle man — a former world traveler, triathlete and cyclist — learned he had leukemia five years ago, followed by an even grimmer diagnosis in 2016: a rare form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS.

Aug 14 2018
Critics say financial incentives influenced the center’s decision to use a "living room style" of intake area which critics say invites attacks.

Greg Monaco worked with people experiencing psychotic episodes as a pre-commitment investigator for 30 years.

But when the Unity Center for Behavioral Health opened in Northeast Portland in February 2017, Monaco was shocked by the fear among staff and state of the patients.

Aug 13 2018
Confidential sources tell The Lund Report that a deal is in the works that could eventually lead to another insurance company holding a majority of seats on Moda's board.

Speculation has swirled for years that Moda Health, Inc. would fail or be taken over.

Now it looks as if it will be the latter. 

Aug 13 2018
For the second time this summer, Oregon health officials are trying to limit a potential outbreak.

Oregon health officials announced a new measles threat in the Portland area on Saturday. 

Aug 11 2018
Officials are working on a multi-pronged plan to promote competition, attack the drug rebate system and introduce other ways to lower prices.

Three months after President Donald Trump announced his blueprint to bring down drug prices, administration officials have begun putting some teeth behind the rhetoric.

Aug 10 2018
A report calls for scrutiny of made-to-order creams over fears they're overused and overpriced.

Medicare pays hundreds of millions of dollars each year for prescription creams, gels and lotions made-to-order by pharmacies — mainly as pain treatments.

Aug 9 2018
Alejandro Queral, who moves into the position Aug. 30, impressed the search committee with his varies skills and commitment to collaboration.

 

The Oregon Center for Public Policy, a think tank in Southwest Portland, has hired a new executive director.

Alejandro Queral will take the reins Aug. 30, after leaving his current position as director of community investments for United Way Columbia-Willamette.

Aug 8 2018
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With an anti-abortion measure on the ballot and differences in the governor's race, abortion will be a hot-button issue in the next few months.

Only once in more than a decade have Oregon voters been asked to weigh in on abortion.

But now, driven by three distinct developments, abortion promises to take center stage politically in a state widely regarded as the most pro-choice in the nation.

Aug 8 2018
A total of 170 nurses, nurses aides and other hospital staff in Oregon were injured between 2013 and 2015 in attacks, mostly by patients.

When it comes to workplace violence, hospital nurses, aides and other staff members are among the most vulnerable.

Aug 8 2018

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