A program that gets troubled young people outdoors and working with search and rescue dogs is building the self-confidence of students at Youth Progress, a non-profit youth living center in Portland.
Officials in Lincoln County agree the area needs a detox facility for drug and alcohol recovery but just where it would be located, how it would be operated and when it would come to fruition remains unknown.
Patients with chronic hepatitis C will soon have access to a less invasive test for liver problems that could help them qualify for new medications.
A new non-profit organization that recycles surplus medicine and redistributes it recently expanded to Oregon, and is hoping to partner with clinics and nursing homes across the state in need of inexpensive drugs.
T.R Reid is hoping that Colorado is the first state in the nation to provide a healthcare system that covers everyone. But he’d still be happy if Oregon got there first.
“Some state has to get this going and prove that it will work and then it will spread,” Reid said.
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Just how safe are Oregon’s hospitals? Newly released hospital safety scores that evaluate hos-pitals across the country show that only 29 percent of Oregon hospitals graded by the non-profit Leapfrog Group received high marks.
Health officials and parents who have lost children to the deadly meningococcal disease say the best way to prevent more young people from tragically dying from the disease is to get them vaccinated.