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Salem Health’s latest expansion sounds ambitious: building a $235 million, seven-story, 150-bed tower at its centerpiece facility, Salem Hospital.

Jan 27 2020

People with a statistically rare disease are at greater risk of depression and anxiety than people with more common diseases, even if symptoms are similar.

Jan 27 2020

 Gov. Kate Brown on Monday announced a slate of medical professionals, legislators and public health experts to address vaping-related deaths and illnesses in Oregon. 

Jan 27 2020

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson is leading a coalition of 21 states, including Oregon, Colorado, Virginia, Maryland, Connecticut and Washington, D.C., in a federal lawsuit against the Trump Administration over newly announced arms export rules.

Jan 27 2020

There’s a deadly virus spreading from state to state. It preys on the most vulnerable, striking the sick and the old without mercy. In just the past few months, it has claimed the lives of at least 39 children.

Jan 27 2020

Though Anna Rosemond, now 33, had braces when she was young, a couple of years ago she noticed her teeth were again starting to crowd. So when she saw a Groupon deal for SmileDirectClub, she jumped on it.

Jan 24 2020

“I’m not anti-hospice at all,” said Joy Johnston, who relocated to New Mexico years ago at age 40 to care for her dying mother.

“But I think people aren’t prepared for all the effort that it takes to give someone a good death at home.”

Jan 24 2020

Improving health and lowering costs for the sickest and most expensive patients in America is a dream harder to realize than many health care leaders had hoped, according to a study published Wednesday by the New England Journal of

Jan 23 2020
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The Oregon Legislature will hold a short session this year, with fewer bills on the table than last year.

But some -- on vaping, prior authorizations and Medicaid reporting -- could stir controversy.

Jan 22 2020

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