Oregon Considering Issuing Prescriptions In Multiple Languages


The Oregon Lgislature is considering issuing prescriptions in languages other than English.

Oregon Levies Its Largest Ever Civil Fine On Legacy Health


Legacy Health Systems is being fined $5 million — the largest civil fine ever imposed by the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries.

Report Finds Salem Knew For Years That Algae Could Threaten Water


A new assessment says the city could have better handled a water crisis this summer, but it still did a lot right. 

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A Fire-Filled Future Could Lead To More Smoke-Related Deaths

Deaths related to air pollution from wildfires could double by the end of the century, according to newly published research into the links between climate change, wildfires and human health.

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OHSU Hires Outside Experts To Learn Why Heart Transplant Program Imploded

OHSU announced Monday that it’s going to bring in outside experts to figure out why it had to close its heart transplant program last month. The review is expected to take several months.

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Oregon Governor's Latest Health Plan Looks Beyond Insurance

Gov. Kate Brown released a new plan Friday for improving the health of Oregonians.

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OHSU Closed Its Heart Transplant Program. Now What?

Health care experts think it could be six months or a year before the program is back up and running. Some patients are looking for new heart transplant programs, others are waiting for a restart. 

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OHSU Opens New Building Aimed At Ending Cancer

Oregon Health & Science University will celebrate the official opening of the new Knight Cancer Institute in Portland Friday.

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Class Of 2025: An Oregon School Getting To PE Ahead Of Time

Oregon legislators passed new PE time requirements back in 2007, when the Class Of 2025 were babies. Many schools still haven't reached the goal. But Logan's has.

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Oregon Makes Case For Prescribed Fire Smoke

New smoke management rules aim to increase amount of prescribed burns in fire-prone forests.

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We’ve Seen The Future of Meat, And It’s Plants

On this episode of ReInventors, we visit Field Roast’s test kitchen to learn how their chefs are creating the future of meat by fusing ancient Chinese recipes with traditional charcuterie.

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Wildfire Smoke Means Smaller Newborns And More ER Visits

Fire seasons are now 105 days longer in the western U.S. than they were in the 1970s. And longer wildfire seasons means more smoke pouring into cities and towns.

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Study Sheds Light On Rural-Urban Cancer Divide

A new study finds the difference between rural and urban cancer survival rates disappears when patients are enrolled in clinical trials.

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