How Charlottesville Inspired An OHSU Doctor To Address White Supremacy In Health Care

OPB | Aug. 19, 2017

Dr. Esther Choo remembers the first time she dealt with a critically ill patient who rejected care from a physician of color. 

OHA To Eclipse Visitors: Beware Of Harmful Algae Blooms In Water

OPB | Aug. 16, 2017

Eclipse campers might be tempted to find an alternative source for drinking water in lakes or rivers. But the Oregon Health Authority says that's not a good idea.

OHSU Welcomes New Student Doctors With 'White Coat' Ceremony

OPB | Aug. 11, 2017

The incoming class of aspiring new OHSU doctors held a ‘white coat’ ceremony in Portland Friday and it’s a diverse group.

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Oregon County In Heart Of Eclipse Path Beefs Up Ambulance Service

OPB | Aug. 10, 2017 4:40 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon's capital city and the surrounding countryside are expected to be among the top destinations for eclipse watchers in Oregon. The expected influx of visitors has led local officials to beef up their emergency services for the event.

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Advocates Lobby For Coverage Of New Muscular Dystrophy Drug

OPB | Aug. 10, 2017 3:11 p.m. | Portland

Several families traveled to Oregon Thursday to testify before the state’s new Health Evidence Review Commission.

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Some Oregon Hospitals Clearing Appointments Ahead Of Eclipse

OPB | Aug. 10, 2017 2:43 p.m. | Portland

There aren’t many surgeries scheduled the day of the eclipse in Central Oregon, which sits right in the eclipse’s path of totality.

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Multnomah County Appeals Federal Cuts To Teen Health Programs

OPB | Aug. 9, 2017 3:47 p.m. | Portland

Multnomah County is appealing a Trump Administration cut to teen health grants.

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Brown, Buehler Tangle Over Health Care Taxes As Oregon Governor's Race Heats Up

OPB | Aug. 8, 2017 4:26 p.m. | Portland

GOP gubernatorial hopeful Knute Buehler called for a special session on health provider taxes, an idea quickly rejected by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown.

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Multnomah County Files $250M Lawsuit Against Opioid Manufacturers

OPB | Aug. 4, 2017 5:12 p.m. | Portland

Multnomah County is suing nearly two dozen pharmaceutical drug makers after declaring the wrongful distribution of opioids a public nuisance last week.

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What Happens To Our Bodies When It's Hot Out?

OPB | Aug. 3, 2017 2:36 p.m. | Portland

Here's how our bodies respond when hot weather strikes.

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OHSU Researchers 1st In US To Correct Genes With Editing Technology

OPB | Aug. 2, 2017 12:56 p.m. | Portland

A team of researchers at Oregon Health & Science University has officially become the first in the United States to use a gene-editing tool to target a disease-causing mutation.

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Oregonians React To Survival Of The Affordable Care Act

OPB | July 28, 2017 11:39 a.m. | Portland

Oregonians are reacting to news that the Affordable Care Act will live another day.

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Multnomah County Plans To Sue Maker Of OxyContin

OPB | July 27, 2017 11 a.m. | Portland

Multnomah County Commissioner Sharon Meieran told OPB on Thursday the county plans to sue drug maker Purdue Pharma.

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