Rep. Alissa Keny-Guyer (D-Portland) plans to introduce a bill this fall that aims to help families waiting for durable medical equipment -- while keeping used equipment in circulation.
Five speakers – including state legislators from both sides of the aisle, as well as political advocates and representatives from the insurance industry – gathered in the banquet room at Kells Irish Pub Tuesday night to talk about what lies ahead for healthcare reform in Oregon.
When the Oregon legislature passed laws to transform the state's healthcare system three years ago, stakeholders had high hopes that the new model would help providers and public health agencies improve Medicaid patients' access to basic care.
Oregon's largest coordinated care organization expected to get 20,000 to 23,000 new members in the first year after the state's Medicaid expansion kicked in.
Just days into the new year, chief operating officer Susan Kirchoff announced that it had already exceeded that projection.
Piper Davis, co-owner of Grand Central Bakery – which bakes and sells bread at its seven Portland restaurants, as well as supplying bread to retail stores and farmers markets – has always provided paid sick days to employees.
A new book – intended as a textbook for students in horticultural therapy, social services, design and other disciplines – highlights the therapeutic benefits of onsite gardens in hospitals, and prominently features Legacy's Gardens in Healthcare program, which includes 12 gardens in its six hospitals.
Right before Thanksgiving, the Service Employees International Union, Local 49 found out that about 30 of its members would be lose their jobs by Christmas.
Each of Oregon's 16 coordinated care organizations has been tasked with the creation of a community health improvement plan – and the draft plan presented before FamilyCare's community advisory council last week focused on improving the health of “transition-age” youth – usually defined as youth
Chiropractor Kim Jameson is fighting the Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners, saying the board tarnished her practice and finances with false allegations that were published before she could respond – and other chiropractors have told The Lund Report she is not alone.
Portland naturopath Ariel Policano has written and self-published a book about electomagnetic frequency radiation – what she and others sometimes call “dirty electricity” – warning of the dangers of cell phones, cell towers, microwaves and other forms of dirty electricity, which she says can cause neurochemical imbalances and is linked to cancers.