February 7, 2013 -- A bill that would allow exterminators to keep secret information about bedbug outbreaks passed the House Health Committee Wednesday without opposition.
February 7, 2013 – Despite numerous correlations between exercise and long-term health, doctors don't necessarily ask patients how often they work out and what they do – unless the patient is being seen for a sports injury, heart problem or other issue directly related to exercise.
February 6, 2013 -- Senate President Peter Courtney today called on members of the Oregon Legislature to make a “game changing” increase in funding for community mental health services in Oregon a top revenue and budget priority.
February 7, 2013 -- A very familiar healthcare lobbyist who’s always been reluctant to speak to the media is back in the State Capitol after retiring in early 2009.
UPDATE: This story has been corrected to more accurately reflect the status of Meyer's position, the timing of the submission of the transformation plan and the nature of the council's vote regarding fluoridation.
February 7, 2013 – Health and education go hand in hand. Children whose healthcare needs are being met usually do better in school than those who don't have enough to eat, don't have access to safe housing and those whose families struggle to meet their basic health needs.
Editor's Note: SB 8 only expands urban nurse practitioners' right to dispense medication. They already had the power to prescribe. This article has been changed from a previous version.