Image Shutterstock COVID-19 Vaccine Should Help Obese, Other At-Risk Populations People who are obese face a high risk of complications from COVID-19 but experts hope that they'll be protected along with people who have diabetes or high blood pressure, for example. Dec 14, 2020 First COVID-19 Vaccines Arrive In Oregon, Immunizations To Start Soon It’s not immediately clear when the first vaccinations will begin, although a spokesperson for the Oregon Health Authority suggested it may be Wednesday. Dec 14, 2020 Image Harborview Medical Center in Seattle./Shutterstock Battle-Weary Seattle Hospital Fights the Latest COVID Surge Nurses, respiratory therapists and physicians are staring down a startling resurgence of the coronavirus that’s expected to test even one of the best-prepared hospitals on the pandemic’s front lines. Dec 10, 2020 Image PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver, Washington, on Aug. 7, 2013. | RYTYHO USA/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS PeaceHealth Southwest Expects COVID-19 Vaccinations To Arrive Next Week The Vancouver hospital doesn’t know yet how many doses of the vaccine by Pfizer and BioNTech it will receive. Dec 10, 2020 Image SHUTTERSTOCK Unemployment Claims In Health Care Industry Spike In 2020 Tens of thousands of laid off or underemployed health care workers filed for unemployment compensation in Oregon this year, even as demand for specialized staff and other workers went up. Dec 10, 2020 Premium Image A medical laboratory scientist in Seattle reviews samples of purified genetic material to detect COVID-19 cases. | DAN DELONG/KAISER HEALTH NEWS Coronavirus Likely Circulating In Oregon Last December, Study Shows More than 570 blood samples collected by the American Red Cross in Oregon between Dec. 13 to Dec. 16, had antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus. Dec 6, 2020 Image SHUTTERSTOCK State Prepares For First Vaccine Doses, As Governor Warns 'Hardest Days Still Lie Ahead' A vaccine rollout will start slowly, with long-term care residents and frontline medical staff at the head of the line. Dec 4, 2020 Oregon Slated To Receive 107,000 Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccine This Month An Oregon Health Authority senior health advisor said the agency expects to receive two initial shipments by Dec. 22. Dec 3, 2020 Image Oregon Health & Science University staff collect samples of 600 people a day at two mobile testing sites in the Portland area. | OHSU How COVID-19 Highlights the Uncertainty of Medical Testing The emerging information about COVID-19 and a political environment that has sown misinformation and rendered science partisan have added to the difficulting of testing for the disease. Dec 2, 2020 Image iStock photo Opinion: We Need Human Services That Serve Communities The “haves” continue to champion simplistic answers to complex problems that only continue to widen the chasm and leave the “have-nots” behind with hard truths and limited hope. Dec 1, 2020 First page « First Previous page ‹ Previous … Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Current page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 … Next page Next › Last page Last » Subscribe to health care Newsletter Sign up for our health news updates. Email Address Get Involved SHARE YOUR PERSPECTIVEWhether you work within the health system or experience it as a patient, we want to hear from you.NEWS TIPSSecurely submit an anonymous news tip or confidential document.DONATESupport our journalism by making a tax-deductible gift.