The lack of exposure to pediatric emergency events compounded with not enough training for first responders leaves children in medical crises vulnerable to errors and safety gaps, a new study by an Oregon Health & Science University professor found.
Errors in pediatric medical transport result in significant injury or death in 4 percent to 17 percent of hospital admissions, according to the study.
A group of 21 youths — several of them from Eugene — today filed a lawsuit against the federal government, claiming that it is violating their constitutional rights by promoting the development and use of fossil fuels.
The plaintiffs are seeking a court order requiring President Obama to immediately implement a national plan to decrease atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide to a safe level.
Forest Grove veteran blames chemical defoliant used in Vietnam War
War has many casualties, and the Vietnam War was no exception. But many years beyond the fighting in Southeast Asia, a chemical defoliant used by the U.S. military to clear jungles for warfare is killing veterans from the inside out.
And as a 63-year-old Forest Grove man will tell you, the government has few answers for the questions of those allegedly exposed to Agent Orange.
A journalist turned activist says that it’s more likely that Colorado, not Oregon, will be the first to lead the United States in providing health coverage for everyone.
“We beat you to marijuana and we will beat you to universal health care,” says T.R. Reid, the one-time Washington Post reporter who is now leading a campaign to qualify a financing measure for the 2016 ballot in Colorado.
Diana Cooper said probably the scariest moment during her heroin addiction was the night she was driving her four kids along the Oregon coast, headed toward Gold Beach.
“I had a lot of cocaine but I didn’t have any heroin,” Cooper, 27, said. “And so I was nodding out while I was driving. I kept doing more cocaine, thinking that would keep me awake and I just kept nodding out and I woke up hitting the guardrail on the other side where the cliff is to the ocean."
Cooper says her 8-year-old daughter still talks about the time “Mommy wrecked the green van.”
Oregon Health & Science University has reached its $500 million fundraising goal for the school's cancer research campaign.
Nike co-founder Phil Knight and his wife, Penny, pledged in September 2013 to match the raised funds for a total of $1 billion for the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute.
"These last 22 months have shown what is possible when people of vision focus on a single goal," said Knight in a statement. "We are more convinced than ever that cancer will meet its match at OHSU, and we are proud to play a role in this history in the making."
The state of Oregon has seen a significant rise in syphilis cases in recent years.
In 2011, there were 167 recorded cases of syphilis, and that number more than doubled by 2013 and 2014, when the number of cases were 405 and 404, respectively.
According to the Public Health Division of the Oregon Health Authority, more than half of Oregon's new syphilis cases in 2012 involved men with HIV, and that over the last decade, the large majority of cases involve men who have sex with men.
The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Thursday it will expand benefits to reservists who were exposed to the herbicide Agent Orange.
Oregon Democratic Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley have lobbied the VA for years to get health care and disability benefits for these veterans.
Last week, the senators blocked the confirmation of a top VA official, arguing the agency needed to extend benefits to the C-123 veterans who were members of the Air National Guard and used C-123 aircraft stateside.
Measure 91 will change many things on July 1, but it won’t change a common practice among many large employers — drug screening.
Although marijuana possession and consumption will become legal this summer, Oregon legislators will continue to give employers the discretion to block a hire or terminate an employee based on a positive marijuana test.
Based on the changing landscape, two of Pendleton’s largest employers are taking different tacks when it comes to screening for marijuana.