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Briefly: Avoid All Romaine Lettuce Over E. Coli Outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an unusual alert on Tuesday, saying all romaine from any source should be tossed.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an unusual alert on Tuesday, warning the public to avoid all romaine lettuce over an outbreak of E. coli.

Obesity Rates Increase Nationwide

Maps from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show relatively high rates among some populations in the Northwest, especially among African Americans and Hispanics.

Americans are fatter than ever. 

Obesity rates for 2017 released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that all but two states have obesity rates between 25 percent and 29 percent. That includes Oregon and Washington.

Which Oregon Hospital Has the Toughest Time Preventing Infections?

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A CDC database on hospital infections can tell us a lot. What it says about one of the biggest medical systems in the state may be surprising.

What's the safest hospital in Oregon? What about the least safe? And how do we even figure that out?

New CDC Regulations Threaten to Dismantle Vaccines for Children Program

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The policy changes would affect how providers store and replenish vaccines and have a severe impact on rural clinicians.

Significant federal policy changes could force many providers to opt out of Oregon’s well-established immunization program, potentially leaving kids around the state unvaccinated and with a higher risk of disease, state health care leaders and providers say.

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