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A new study suggests that roughly half of the opioid prescriptions written by dentists in the United States exceed the three-day supply recommended by federal dental pain-management guidelines.

Feb 4 2020

Polls say health care is consistently at the top of voters’ minds in this election cycle. And President Donald Trump clearly wants to own the issue, often talking about the “wins” stemming from his administration’s policies.

Feb 4 2020
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Oregon lawmakers want to put more money into helping unaccompanied homeless youth before they enter adulthood without a home or future. 

They live in the shadows, failed by their families, public schools and the foster care system. 

Feb 3 2020
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Oregon lawmakers are eying a proposal that would cost the state $15 million for behavioral health clinics. 

Feb 3 2020

New data from the Oregon Health Authority indicates some areas around the state, including areas around the Willamette Valley, are at high risk of exposure to a radioactive gas called radon.

Feb 3 2020
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A new five-year round in Oregon’s Medicaid system has just begun and already it’s taken a toll on Trillium Community Health Plan, a for-profit insurer facing competition for the first time on its home turf.

Feb 3 2020
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In the years following the Affordable Care Act’s expansion of Medicaid, state officials looked for innovative ways to cap rising health care costs as the expansion swelled the pool of low-income Oregon Health Plan patients needing care.

Thus emerged a magic number: 3.4%. 

Feb 3 2020

Overall spending on primary care in Oregon increased in 2018, but growth in specialty and hospital care grew even more, eating up an even bigger piece of the health care economy, according to a state report released Monday. 

Feb 3 2020

Disclosure this week of an eighth case in the United States of a new viral infection emerging from China — in addition to the first confirmed case of the virus passing from person to person in this country — is fueling public concerns about how easily the deadly virus can spread.

Feb 3 2020

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