Jessica Floum

After Years Of Inaction, Oregon Tackles High Addiction Rates

With the fourth-highest addiction rate in the country, Oregon has one of the worst records nationwide when it comes to treating people suffering from drug or alcohol addiction. But now the state is working towards a plan to change that.

Carrie Steinseifer Bates won three Olympic gold medals for swimming in 1984.

But in January 2012, the Tualatin resident wanted to die.

Violence at Unity Center for Behavioral Health Draws Financial Questions

Critics say financial incentives influenced the center’s decision to use a "living room style" of intake area which critics say invites attacks.

Greg Monaco worked with people experiencing psychotic episodes as a pre-commitment investigator for 30 years.

But when the Unity Center for Behavioral Health opened in Northeast Portland in February 2017, Monaco was shocked by the fear among staff and state of the patients.

U.S. Senators Pledge to Protect Patients with Preexisting Conditions From Attack

Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) said President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is "hostile" to the Affordable Care Act which bans discrimination among patients.

Lindy Suhr has a terminal genetic disorder that causes her motor skills to deteriorate, her cognitive ability to suffer and life-threatening seizures. The 37-year-old takes seven medications, sees five specialists, and undergoes regular physical therapy. Her father has a genetic heart disease.

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