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Oregon Bill Would Regulate Mergers In Health Care Industry

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The legislation aims to rein in costs and prevent monopolies, but health care companies say it would reduce flexibility and create uncertainty.

Bill Lets Women Take Placenta Home with Baby

Rep. Alissa Keny-Guyer has sponsored HB 2612, which would let mothers legally remove a placenta from the hospital for cultural purposes.


May 1, 2013 — The placenta is what separates us from the marsupials. The organ connects a fetus to a mother’s uterine wall and allows for the exchange of nutrients and waste for the developing baby.

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