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After a months-long search, the Oregon Health Authority has found a behavioral health director, a position that mental health experts and advocates say is sorely needed.

Mar 11 2019

A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s revealed a 2017 case of tetanus in an unvaccinated child in Oregon.  

It was the first pediatric case of tetanus in the state in more than 30 years.  

Mar 10 2019

CareOregon, the state’s largest provider of OHP Medicaid benefits, has announced new executive leadership structure, and a few faces to fill these positions.

Mar 10 2019

Hundreds of people gathered outside the Capitol on Thursday to protest a controversial bill that would eliminate non-medical exemptions for childhood vaccinations.

Mar 7 2019

The Oregon Health Plan and other health services were among just two areas saved from budget cuts in the Oregon legislators’ budget framework released Thursday.

Mar 7 2019
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The Legislature this year is considering a slew of health care bills that span everything from prescriptions drugs to mental health to long term care. One of the big items on the agenda is funding the Oregon Health Plan which serves nearly 1 million Oregonians.

Mar 6 2019

Lawmakers considered two more bills this week designed to prevent the death of younger Oregonians -- a major problem in the state.

Mar 6 2019

Dr. Alan Green’s patients travel from around the country to his tiny practice in Queens, N.Y., lured by the prospect of longer lives.

Mar 6 2019

There’s no doubt that surgically implanted medical devices can improve lives.

Hip and knee replacements can help people regain their mobility. Drug pumps can deliver doses of pain-relieving medicine on demand. And metal rods can stabilize spines and broken bones.

Mar 5 2019
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Medicare is penalizing five Oregon hospitals this year for having above-average rates of infections and other hospital-acquired complications.

Mar 5 2019

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