March 5, 2013 — A pathway has appeared to the game-changing funding levels that Senate President Peter Courtney signaled for community mental health -- at least for children – when the increased funding made a list of priorities when the co-chairs released their two-year spending plan Monday morn
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February 28, 2013 — Oregon may be cloudy much of the year, but that doesn’t prevent the state from having alarmingly high rates of skin cancer, particularly melanoma.
February 26, 2013-- The organization representing chiropractors is pushing a bill that would require coordinated care organizations to consider them equal to medical doctors, but quickly ran into opposition.
February 25, 2013 — Oregon’s healthcare delivery transformation has been rolled out so quickly that Oregon Health Authority Director Dr. Bruce Goldberg still talks about the age of coordinated care organizations not in years or even months but in days.
February 21, 2013 -- Republican Rep. Jim Thompson of Dallas said that enacting a ban on smoking in cars with children isn’t about restricting personal choice. It’s about shielding those who don’t have a choice to be around secondhand smoke.
February 20, 2013 -- In a landmark lawsuit brought by state attorneys general in 1998, the major tobacco companies settled with the states for $206 billion to compensate them for decades of false advertising while selling a product that causes cancer and has greatly increased public health costs,
Editor's note: The vote on HB 2134 has been corrected from an earlier version.