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Flu Season Ramps Up in Oregon

The flu season has caught with the Willamette Valley, with an increase in cases from Southern Oregon to Salem to the Portland area in recent weeks.

Healthcare Workers, Public Health Officials Push for Paid Sick Days

The Lund Report
Workers not granted leave time to care for themselves or their children – and a lack of sick days causes high turnover in workplaces

December 13, 2012 -- Last week, Jennifer Bevacqua, a pediatric nurse practitioner at Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emmanuel Medical Center, treated a boy who was a year and a half old and had what Bevacqua described as eye motion issues, which can indicate a brain tumor. After being informed that he’d need an emergency MRI, his grandmother – who was the boy's primary caregiver and had taken him to the hospital – called her boss to ask if she could stay with her grandson while he received the care he needed.

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