The money is part of $1 billion being distributed nationwide for medication, treatment and prevention.

The Trump administration is giving $16 million to Oregon to fight the opioid epidemic as part of $1 billion distributed nationwide.

Sep 20 2018
Robin Miller, an acute care nurse practitioner, is the fifth person to leave the team, which has imploded.

The heart transplant team at Oregon Health & Science University has lost another professional.

Sep 20 2018
The assessment comes two years after a toxic air scare around art glass factories in Portland

Two years after a toxic air scare, the state announced on Thursday that Uroboros Glass in North Portland does not pose a health risk.

Sep 20 2018
The two main candidates in the governor’s race largely agree but still blast the other’s policies.

When it comes to health care, gubernatorial candidate Knute Buehler is not your average Republican lawmaker.

Sep 19 2018
The money will be used to help young adults who are homeless.

The federal government has given Outside In $2.5 million to step up its mental health services for homeless youth.

Sep 19 2018
The drug, stemming from work by a Portland State University professor, is designed to combat a common problem among other anti-malarial drugs: drug resistance.

An anti-malarial drug developed in Portland has entered a clinical trial, the pivotal step before federal approval.

Sep 19 2018
The three-month-old died after surgery for a congenital heart defect and being taken off a ventilator in the pediatric intensive care unit.

The family of a baby with a congenital heart defect who died after treatment is suing Oregon Health & Science University for negligence.

The complaint, filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court, seeks $8 million in damages.

Sep 18 2018
People over 50, and especially those 65 and older, are the fastest growing group of cannabis users. They find it helpful in easing pain.

Shirley Avedon, 90,­­ had never been a cannabis user. But carpal tunnel syndrome that sends shooting pains into both of her hands and an aversion to conventional steroid and surgical treatments is prompting her to consider some new options.

Sep 18 2018
New rules allow Medicare Advantage plans to add restrictions on expensive, injectable drugs.

Starting next year, Medicare Advantage plans will be able to add restrictions on expensive, injectable drugs administered by doctors to treat cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, macular degeneration and other serious diseases.

Sep 17 2018
Maps from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show relatively high rates among some populations in the Northwest, especially among African Americans and Hispanics.

Americans are fatter than ever. 

Obesity rates for 2017 released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that all but two states have obesity rates between 25 percent and 29 percent. That includes Oregon and Washington.

Sep 12 2018