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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.
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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


A kiss changed this doctor’s life

As a boy growing up in a small town in Pennsylvania, I never gave much thought to the concept of a kiss. My family gave and received kisses without hesitation. I continue to give and receive kisses from my wife and kids in the same nonchalant manner. Until one night — on shift. I work in the ER of a medium-sized town in southern Oregon. It was late into my shift. The call came in: “Helicopter en route, 32-year-old male, gunshot wound to the head, self-inflicted, airway is a nightmare, ETA 3 minu...
Tags: Health, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Eta, Emergency Medicine, Physician


Eye worm found in woman's eye: "I looked at it and it was moving"

An rare case of eye worms in an Oregon woman leads to the discovery that a parasite has made the leap from cattle to people.
Tags: Health, Oregon


Eye worm found in woman's eye: "I looked at it and it was moving"

An rare case of eye worms in an Oregon woman leads to the discovery that a parasite has made the leap from cattle to people.
Tags: Health, Oregon


Drug overdose deaths plateau in California — while they soar nationally

By Pauline Bartolone, California Healthline Even as the opioid crisis fueled overdose deaths across the nation, the number of Californians who succumbed to these and other drugs has remained stable, new federal data show. Deaths from opiates, cocaine and methamphetamines shot up by 35 percent in the United States between the year ending in May 2015 and that ending in May 2017, according to a Kaiser Health News analysis of statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But in Cal...
Tags: Health, Utah, Business, Florida, News, California, Cdc, Washington, Oregon, Sport, Soccer, Pennsylvania, United States, Wyoming, Healthcare, Prince


Wary of what comes out of taps, startups join quest for pure water

Startups like Live Water in Oregon and Tourmaline Spring in Maine have emerged in the last few years to deliver untreated water on demand. What adherents share is a wariness of tap water, particularly the fluoride added to it and the lead pipes that some of it passes through.
Tags: Health, Wellness, News, Oregon, Nation, Food & Drink, Maine, Northwest, Nation & World, Tourmaline Spring


What the rich do differently: Habits that foster wealth and success

I’m fascinated by the differences between rich people and poor people. Are the differences mostly a matter of class and economic mobility? Are people born to wealth and poverty and destined to remain there? Or are there observable differences in attitude and action that tend to lead people to specific levels of affluence? From my experience, it’s some of both. I believe that there are absolutely systemic issues that contribute to wealth and poverty. But I also believe that there are attitudes an...
Tags: Psychology, Florida, Oregon, Habits, Marketing, America, Behavior, Starbucks, Smith, Self-improvement, Dad, Rich, Michael, Fagan, Stephen Covey, Chelsea Fagan


What the rich do differently: 61 habits that foster wealth and success

I’m fascinated by the differences between rich people and poor people. Are the differences mostly a matter of class and economic mobility? Are people born to wealth and poverty and destined to remain there? Or are there observable differences in attitude and action that tend to lead people to specific levels of affluence? From my experience, it’s some of both. I believe that there are absolutely systemic issues that contribute to wealth and poverty. But I also believe that there are attitudes an...
Tags: Psychology, Florida, Oregon, Habits, Marketing, America, Behavior, Starbucks, Smith, Self-improvement, Dad, Rich, Michael, Fagan, Stephen Covey, Chelsea Fagan


Chickens, compost piles linked to Oregon city’s explosion of rats

There are reports all over Eugene, Oregon, of an increased rat population, prompting concern about rodents as well-known carriers of infectious diseases.
Tags: Health, News, Oregon, Local News, Northwest, Eugene Oregon



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