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The obesity rate among children ages 2 to 4 participating in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) in Oregon declined from 15.8% in 2010 to 14.7% in 2016, according to the newest data published today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Nov 21 2019

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and U.S. Reps.

Nov 21 2019

Articulating his proposal for health care reform, former Vice President Joe Biden emphasized the number of Americans who, he said, were more than perfectly satisfied with the coverage they have.

Nov 21 2019

In fall 2009, several dozen of the best minds in health information technology huddled at a hotel outside Washington, D.C., to discuss potential dangers of an Obama White House plan to spend billions of tax dollars computerizing medical records.

Nov 21 2019

The Oregon Health Authority is sending out kits to 8,000 businesses across the state with the goal of reducing opioid overdoses at work.

On average, five Oregonians die every week from an opioid overdose.

Nov 20 2019
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Multnomah County has failed hundreds of patients who suffer from severe mental illness like schizophrenia or bipolar disorder by not providing them with taxpayer-funded services, a county audit said Wednesday.

Nov 20 2019
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Oregonians might be ripe for statewide tax-funded universal health care, but it’s going to take political creativity and backbone for change to occur.

That was the message Tuesday from an Oregon Health Forum panel at Multnomah Athletic Club in Southwest Portland.  

Nov 19 2019
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Trillium Community Health Plan has stepped back from its push for an injunction against three Portland-area hospital systems.

Nov 18 2019

Speaking about a recent federal advisory on marijuana, Dr.

Nov 17 2019
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Profits have slowed considerably at many of Oregon’s largest commercial health insurers after a strong start to 2019.

Nov 16 2019

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