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Oregon woman lived until 99 with organs in the wrong places

Oregon woman Rose Marie Bentley's condition made her a one in 50 million case, researchers say.
Tags: Health, Oregon, Rose Marie Bentley


How easy are vaccine exemptions? Take a look at the Oregon model

As measles outbreaks continue in the Northwest and across the nation, newly revealed health records from Oregon suggest it's surprisingly easy to opt out of required vaccinations in that state — as in several others.
Tags: Health, Oregon, Northwest


State laws ban surprise medical bills. A Washington woman got one for $227,000 — and fought back.

No one told a Washington state woman she was racking up massive out-of-pocket charges during a monthlong emergency stay in an Oregon hospital. For six months, she and her husband were haunted by looming debt — and bill collectors.
Tags: Health, News, Washington, Oregon, Local News, Northwest


CDC: Unvaccinated Oregon boy almost dies of tetanus

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An unvaccinated 6-year-old Oregon boy was hospitalized for two months for tetanus and almost died after getting cut while playing on a farm. A medical paper published Friday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention details the 2017 case, which was the first pediatric tetanus case in the state […]
Tags: Health, News, Oregon, Ap, Nation, Portland, Northwest, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Wife of top Trump official cheers return of measles

Darla Shine is a former Fox News producer and the wife of Bill Shine, the White House deputy chief of staff of communications. This morning, Darla went on a dangerously ill-informed Twitter rant about the recent measles outbreaks in Washington state and Oregon. Here we go LOL #measlesoutbreak on #CNN #Fake #Hysteria The entire Baby Boom population alive today had the #Measles as kidsBring back our #ChildhoodDiseases they keep you healthy & fight cancer — Darla Shine (@DarlaShine) February ...
Tags: Health, Twitter, Post, News, Washington, Oregon, White House, Cancer, MMR, Fox News, Donald Trump, Trump, Bill Shine, U S Air Force, Picks, Darla


Senator Ron Wyden Moves to Legalize Weed With Senate Bill 420

Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon today proposed legislation that would decriminalize cannabis at the federal level and allow states where weed use is legal to operate as they see fit without fear of a U.S. government crackdown.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Oregon, Senate, Cannabis, Ron Wyden, Smoke Wyden Every Day


Honest Company co-founder Christopher Gavigan has a new, and newly funded, CBD startup called Prima

Christopher Gavigan, sitting in a crisp white shirt inside a small TechCrunch conference room, radiates energy, even in a late-day interview just hours before he’s scheduled to fly home from San Francisco to L.A. We’re meeting to talk about Prima, a new startup that Gavigan began developing seven months ago with two co-founders. One of them is a former beauty and marketing executive, Jessica Assaf, who was until recently running a company called Cannabis Feminist to sell marijuana wellness pr...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, California, Oregon, New York City, San Francisco, Tech, Atlantic, United States, Fda, Honest Company, Greycroft, Ucla, Southern California, Mount Sinai


What Californians should know about the measles outbreak in the Pacific Northwest

An ongoing measles outbreak in Washington has led that state’s governor to declare a public health emergency. Thirty-five cases of measles have been reported as of Monday in Washington, all of which are in Clark County, which borders Portland, Ore. One case was reported in Seattle, which is in King County. The outbreak is threatening neighboring Oregon. A majority of these cases involve children between 1 and 10 who had not been vaccinated. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Preven...
Tags: Health, South Korea, New York, News, California, Cdc, Washington, Oregon, Sport, Soccer, United States, Portland, Venezuela, Disneyland, Seattle, District Of Columbia


Emergency medical responders confront racial bias

A recent study out of Oregon suggests emergency medical responders — EMTs and paramedics — may be treating minority patients differently from the way they treat white patients.
Tags: Health, Oregon


How California’s right-to-die law survived 2018

California’s End of Life Option Act, which gives terminally ill individuals the choice to legally end their lives by using physician-prescribed lethal drugs, survived a significant scare in 2018 after a Riverside County judge in May struck down the law. The judge’s move invalidated the law for a period of time causing confusion among doctors, assisted living centers and terminally-ill patients who were left wondering if they would be able to procure new prescriptions or use the drugs they obtain...
Tags: Health, News, California, Oregon, Sport, Soccer, District Of Columbia, Orange County, Riverside County, UC Irvine, Fourth District Court of Appeal, Maynard, Nguyen, Medi Cal, Brittany Maynard, California Department of Public Health


'Widespread and dangerous': Facing medical uncertainty, doctors tell patients it's all in their heads

When 7-year-old Bailey Sheehan arrived at a hospital in Oregon partially paralyzed, a doctor said the girl was faking her symptoms to get her parents' attention because she was jealous of her new baby sister.
Tags: Health, Oregon, Bailey Sheehan


Ancient whale from Oregon had neither teeth nor baleen, study reveals

A study reported in Current Biology on November 29 describes a 33-million-year-old fossil whale named Maiabalaena, which means "mother whale." The ancient whale from Oregon is especially remarkable in that it had neither teeth nor baleen.
Tags: Health, Oregon, Maiabalaena


Appeals court overturns challenge to California’s right-to-die law

A state appeals court on Tuesday, Nov. 28 overturned a lower court ruling that halted California’s “right to die” law in late May, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The law, in effect since 2016, allows terminally ill Californians to legally end their lives with a lethal drug after meeting certain requirements. In a 2-1 ruling, the court stated that the physicians who originally sued to overturn California’s End of Life Option Act in 2016, had no legal standing because they and their pat...
Tags: Health, News, California, Oregon, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Riverside, San Francisco Chronicle, UC Irvine, Brittany Maynard, Daniel A Ottolia, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB


Out-of-state residents drawn to Oregon’s access to abortions

Oregon is providing more abortions than its residents receive, a sign the state’s abortion laws are less restrictive than in some neighboring states. According to data released by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last week, Oregon residents underwent 7,847 abortion procedures in 2015, out of a total of 8,610 abortions performed […]
Tags: Health, News, Oregon, Local News, Northwest, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC


A Link Between Marijuana Legalization & Car Crashes? Nonsense

In October, the Highway Loss Data Institute and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released a self-published report that suggested there’s a strong correlational link between automobile crash rates and the legalization of marijuana in states. This would be harrowing news if the finding was based upon strong scientific evidence. Unfortunately for these institutes, though, the research data is murky at best. And because these organizations self-published the report, rather than going throu...
Tags: Psychology, Utah, General, Colorado, Montana, Washington, Oregon, Research, Marijuana Use, Wyoming, Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Pearson, Brain And Behavior


Restek launches new Oregon cannabis pesticide standards

Restek is pleased to announce the launch of new pesticide residue standards to meet the specific cannabis analysis needs of Oregon—and states with similar pesticide residue regulations/programs.
Tags: Health, Oregon


Two states passed abortion amendments to their constitutions. What does that mean?

A battle over abortion bills in the United States played out in Alabama, West Virginia and Oregon voting booths Tuesday, signaling a sign of what may come if Roe v. Wade is overturned.
Tags: Health, Oregon, United States, Roe, Alabama West Virginia


California’s uninsured rate declined last year despite federal efforts to roll back ACA

By Phil Galewitz, California Healthline The percentage of people without health insurance continued to decline in California last year, according to a closely watched report from the Census Bureau, released this week. The state’s uninsured rate edged down even as Republicans in Washington, D.C. sought to roll back the Affordable Care Act. The rate of uninsurance dropped in just two other two states: New York and Louisiana. In the Golden State, the rate of uninsured residents stood at 7.2 percent...
Tags: Health, Business, New York, Texas, News, Obamacare, Obama, Congress, California, Washington, Oregon, NFL, West Virginia, Sport, Soccer, Gop


Oregon’s last heart-transplant doctor resigns; Portland hospital suspends program

Oregon's closest transplant programs are now in Washington and California.
Tags: Health, News, Washington, Oregon, Nation, Portland, Northwest, Nation & World


Oregon’s only heart-transplant hospital suspends procedures because of doctor shortage

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The only Oregon hospital that does heart transplants is suspending its program for 14 days because of a shortage of doctors qualified to do the specialized surgery. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that Oregon Health & Science University in Portland made the decision after three cardiologists on the transplant team left or announced […]
Tags: Health, News, Oregon, Portland, Local News, Northwest, Ore AP, Oregon Health Science University


The big fat truth: J.D. Roth interviews JD Roth

I’m not the only semi-celebrity J.D. Roth. For more than fifteen years, I’ve been receiving email and tweets and Facebook messages intended for the other JD Roth, the former executive producer of The Biggest Loser — and tons of other television shows. Apparently the other JD Roth has a lot of fans. Actually, I’m one of them. I’ve been watching his shows since 2009, when season seven of The Biggest Loser inspired me to start my own weight-loss journey. When he published his book The Big Fat Truth...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Fitness, California, Oregon, Goals, Marketing, Star Trek, Suze Orman, Kim, Purpose, Skype, Nancy, Basics, Health & Fitness, Biggest Loser


Oregon admits lack of oversight of medical-marijuana program

Oregon’s struggle to transform a business that for decades had operated illegally in the shadows into a regulated industry sets an example for other states moving toward legalization.
Tags: Health, News, Oregon, Marijuana, Local News, Northwest


How patients, doctors and police are navigating California’s right-to-die law, now at the mercy of state courts

Joan Nelson was expecting an important delivery on May 17 — the drugs she would use to end her life, if it became necessary. Nelson, 82, of Novato, who was diagnosed with a rare, terminal cancer called leiomyosarcoma about two years ago, requested and received a prescription to end her life under California’s End of Life Option Act, which went into effect June 9, 2016. “I had to jump through hoops to get those drugs,” she said. But, on May 16, a day before her drugs were to be delivered, Riversi...
Tags: Health, News, California, Oregon, Sport, Soccer, Fda, Jerry Brown, California Supreme Court, Riverside County, Nelson, Ucla, Northern California, EBT, Novato, Legislature


Oregon woman dies from hantavirus pulmonary syndrome

Health officials say an Oregon woman died from hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, a disease transmitted through rodent droppings.
Tags: Health, News, Oregon, Nation, Northwest, Nation & World


Illinois votes to eliminate inmates' doctor visit co-pays, equivalent to one month's wages

Illinois lawmakers have want to end inmates' co-payments of $5 for each prison doctor visit -- the equivalent of a month's wages in the prison's $0.05/hour and under workshops; in Oregon, they're contemplating creating a $3-5/visit co-pay.
Tags: Health, Post, News, Prison, Law, Oregon, Economics, Illinois, Inequality, ACA, Regressive Taxation, Carceral Nation


Rates of non-vaccinated children continue to rise in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. — Recent figures show fewer Oregon children in their first year of school are getting vaccinated. The Oregon Health Authority says 7.5 percent of Oregon kindergarten-aged students this year turned in nonmedical exemption forms, meaning they did not receive at least one of the state’s required immunizations. The rate was 6.5 percent last […]
Tags: Health, News, Oregon, Nation, Portland, Northwest, Oregon Health Authority, Nation & World


First, marijuana. Are magic mushrooms next?

In Oregon and Denver, where marijuana is legal for recreational use, activists are now pushing toward a psychedelic frontier: "magic mushrooms."
Tags: Health, Oregon, Denver


LGTBTQ students forced to read the Bible as punishment

A school district in Oregon is accused of a disturbing pattern of intimidation and harassment against LGBTQ students. Among the allegations: Students were forced to read the Bible as punishment, and a teacher compared gay marriage to marrying a dog.
Tags: Health, Oregon, Lgbtq


A school district in Oregon is accused of forcing LGTBTQ students to read the Bible as punishment

A school district in Oregon is accused of a disturbing pattern of intimidation and harassment against LGBTQ students. Among the allegations: Students were forced to read the Bible as punishment, and a teacher compared gay marriage to marrying a dog.
Tags: Health, Oregon, Lgbtq


USDA recalls 15,000 lbs. of beef and pork over E. coli concern

Four different meat products from an Oregon-based distributor are being recalled. They were distributed throughout Utah, Oregon and Washington.
Tags: Health, News, Oregon, Usda, Local News, Northwest, Puget Sound, Eastside, Utah Oregon



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