OPB | Feb. 26, 2017
The American College of Physicians has updated its guidelines for treating lower back pain. The hope is to reduce opioid dependency.
OPB | Feb. 22, 2017
The head of the Oregon Health Authority, Lynne Saxton, said she’s open to changes in the way coordinated care organizations work.
OPB | Feb. 21, 2017
As the Trump Administration works to repeal the Affordable Care Act, in Oregon, Gov. Kate Brown is trying to expand health care to all children.
One small Willamette Valley credit union is opening accounts for marijuana businesses, despite a federal ban.
The State of Oregon wants doctors to conduct a full patient evaluation when recommending medical marijuana.
Oregon announced that hospitals spent nearly $2 billion on community benefits in 2015.
A large coalition of nurses, teachers, health advocates, unions and consumer groups are fighting to lower the cost of prescription drugs in Oregon.
On average, five to 10 Portland residents get sick from cryptosporidium — a microscopic parasite — every month. City water bureau officials say the bug isn’t established in the water supply despite recent positive tests.
People in the mental health community are pushing a bill in Salem this session to mandate “peer services.”
Some Oregon lawmakers want to raise the legal smoking age from 18 to 21. The measure would make Oregon one of three states with a tobacco age limit that high.