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Dr. Howard Frumkin Urges Medical, Nursing Students to Consider Human Habitats

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During a keynote address at the 10th annual Western Regional International Health Conference, he stressed the need to build healthier cities

 

April 10, 2013 -- Dr. Howard Frumkin, MPH, opened his address to a crowd of 300, most of them medical and nursing students, assembled last week at the Portland Art Museum, to imagine that they were zookeepers anticipating a new shipment of frogs or butterflies. The first priority, he explained, would be to create the right habitat for those animals before they showed up.

Hospital Finances: A Look at OHSU, Kaiser, Adventist and Tuality

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All of Kaiser's hospitals walked away with the highest profit margin in 2011 followed by OHSU Hospital and Adventist Medical Center, while Tuality Community Hospital ended up in the red

April 5, 2013 -- This story is the fourth in a series that is examining the state of Oregon hospitals. Today, the Lund Report looks at OHSU Hospital, Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center, Adventist Medical and Tuality Community Hospital.

Earlier stories in the series covered:

Tanning Lobby Wins Concessions on Teen Tan Ban

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Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson, D-Gresham, favors limiting the ban to 17, over the objections of the Knight Cancer Institute that 17-year-olds are most at-risk of developing melanoma from tanning beds

April 5, 2013 -- The tanning lobby won a major concession today in the Senate Health Committee, which voted to scale back a ban on carcinogenic tanning beds for minors.

Family Providers Question Potential Changes to OHSU's Rural Curriculum

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The school is expanding its rural clerkships, with many new positions in specialty practices

April 1, 2013 – While Oregon Health & Sciences University is pushing for free tuition to students who choose to serve in underserved areas – including rural Oregon – it's also revising its curriculum in ways some doctors fear will affect rural rotations, also called clerkships.

OHSU Intends to Track Effectiveness of CCOs

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The work will be done by John McConnell, PhD, who now heads the Center for Health Systems Effectiveness

December 19, 2012 – The newly created Center for Health Systems Effectiveness at Oregon Health & Science University intends to measure the effectiveness of coordinated care organizations under the leadership of John McConnell, PhD, who made a presentation at OHSU’s board meeting last week.

$250,000 Awarded to 2012 TYLENOL® Future Care Scholars

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The Makers of TYLENOL® Announce 40 Scholarship Recipients in 22nd Annual Year of Supporting Students Pursuing Variety of Healthcare Related Degrees

Ft. Washington, PA, September 5, 2012 – McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., the makers of TYLENOL®, announces recipients of the 22nd annual TYLENOL® Future Care Scholarship. The 2012 program awards $250,000 in scholarship funds to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing careers in healthcare.

Winners are named TYLENOL® Future Care Scholars and receive awards of $5,000 or $10,000 to help manage the rising cost of education.

OHSU Reports $80 Million in Operating Income

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Last week's unaudited financial report puts the university $23 million over budget, partly due to a $9 million settlement from the IRS

September 18, 2012 -- Budget projections for fiscal year 2012 at Oregon Health & Science University called for maintaining earnings at $57 million – and so far the institution has exceeded that goal, according to a financial report presented to its board of directors last week.

CDC Grant Program Focuses on Improving the Health of People with Disabilities

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Oregon is one of 18 states to be funded for a project emphasizing prevention of secondary disability, including chronic conditions

July 19, 2012 -- One in five adults lives with a disability – and many more are likely to acquire a disability at some point in their lives either through illness, injury or the aging process, according to numbers released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. People with disabilities are two and a half times more likely than non-disabled peers to report unmet health needs, and more than four times as likely to report fair or poor (as opposed to good) health.

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