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Health Share of Oregon board members rely on their prior experiences to help bridge the gap between physical and mental health

November 8, 2012 – There’s a very high preponderance of people on the Oregon Health Plan who have a mental health or substance abuse problem, according to Mary Monnat, president and CEO of LifeWorks NW. In the Portland metropolitan area, such problems affect 70 percent of that population.

Nov 8 2012
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Local health, environmental and clean energy groups participate in a screening to hear about the struggles of activists in the Coal River Valley of West Virginia

November 8, 2012 -- The fight to keep coal trains from passing through Oregon on their way to ports overseas was put in a national context at a free screening of the documentary, The Last Mountain, at Portland's Bagdad Theater last week.

Nov 8 2012
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Since racial and ethnic minorities represent a disproportionate share of the uninsured, there was a call for CCOs to become more inclusive

November 8, 2012 -- As the state’s coordinated care organizations ramp up, healthcare experts agree that a major advance CCOs can bring to the table is the ability to custom-design healthcare priorities based on the needs of a specific community.

But that won’t necessarily be easy, experts speaking at a conference last week agreed.

Nov 8 2012
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Innovative Healthcare Company Will Increase Access to Affordable, High Quality Primary Care

November 7, 2012 -- ZoomCare, a leader in the delivery of high quality affordable care in convenient neighborhood clinics, has opened its first clinic in Boise at 510 Main Street, on November 7, 2012. ZoomCare already owns and operates 12 clinics in Oregon and one in Seattle, Washington and recently announced plans to open three new clinics in Oregon and three new clinics in Washington State.

Nov 7 2012
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Kaiser Permanente Northwest will host career fair and offer job search and resume writing support for veterans

November 7, 2012 – With Oregon’s unemployment rate at 8.7 percent, many families continue to suffer from insecurity and financial hardship. These difficulties are even more striking for our veterans and their families returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Nov 7 2012
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Circle on the Court event provides the community with valuable services and resources targeting diabetes

November 7, 2012 --­– Linda Stronzinsky has been diabetic for 20 years. She's a part-time cashier and is barely making ends meet – and she has no health insurance. And, until she visited the Casey Eye Institute's Outreach Van this year, her eyes hadn't been examined for 12 years.

Nov 7 2012
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November 5, 2012 -- The Board of Directors of the Oregon Health Action Campaign (OHAC) announced today the dissolution of the organization after nearly three decades of service advocating for affordable, quality healthcare for all Oregonians. The Oregon Health Action Campaign was originally founded in the 1980s.

Nov 6 2012
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November 6, 2012 -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler is fining three companies a total of $605,000 for violating Washington insurance laws.

“Our insurance laws protect consumers and maintain a level playing field in the insurance market,” said Kreidler. “Break the law and you’ll face the consequences.”

The fines were as follows:

Nov 6 2012
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The author, who’s been diagnosed with stage 3 bladder cancer, will discuss his end-of-life choices when he makes a presentation at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Portland on November 11

OPINION -- November 6, 2012 – I hope to choose the time of my death. Having been born in 1934, I accept the reality of death.

I did not choose blood clots in my urine. I did not choose stage 3 bladder cancer in April 2011. With help from my physician friends and family, I did choose to have the Radical Cystectomy surgery; I did choose the surgeon (from among four I interviewed) and the anesthesiologist.

Nov 6 2012
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November 5, 2012 — Hazelden, the national nonprofit addiction treatment provider, has acquired the assets of HealthWorks Northwest, a multidisciplinary practice in Beaverton.

Nov 5 2012

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