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When Dr. Worta McCaskill-Stevens made an appointment for a mammogram last year, she expected a simple breast cancer screening ― not a heavy-handed sales pitch.

A receptionist asked if she wanted a free upgrade to a “3D mammogram,” or tomosynthesis.

Oct 28 2019

With the goal of increasing health equity and improving outcomes for Asians diagnosed with cancer, the Asian Health and Service Center has recently launched the region’s first Asian Cancer Resource and Support Center.  

Oct 28 2019

For more than 50 years, people booked into local jails have been stripped of their federal health care benefits, leaving an already vulnerable population with even less support.

Oct 28 2019

When a long, black bus bearing the logo of drugmaker AbbVie rolls through Washington state next year, it will promote a new effort to eradicate hepatitis C infections.

Oct 28 2019

The Oregon Health Authority announced Saturday that there are two new cases of measles in the area after a person with the disease passed through the Portland International Airport earlier this month.

Oct 28 2019
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Following through on earlier threats, Trillium Community Health Plan on Thursday filed a federal PDF icon
Oct 24 2019

Confusion over Oregon’s new flavored vape ban does not seem to have stretched to cannabis retailers.  So far, a state check has found no violations.

Earlier this month, Gov. Kate Brown called for a temporary ban on flavored vape products.  

Oct 23 2019
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Oregon is taking its first steps to build a regulatory system it hopes will curb the incessant, rapid rise in health care costs.

Oct 23 2019
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Moving swiftly, a federal judge found that health insurers Trillium Community Health Plan and Health Net Health Plan had likely misled consumers about their Medicare Advantage plans for 2020 and ordered the two companies to post clarifying statements on their websites and send clarifying informat

Oct 21 2019

The United States Bureau of Justice Assistance has awarded Multnomah County a $1.2 million three-year grant to speed long-term recovery from opioid misuse among people in the criminal justice system.

Oct 21 2019

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