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Oregon Aims To Cut Opioid Use Among Pain Sufferers

OPB | July 22, 2015 6 a.m. | PORTLAND, Ore.

Starting in January, the Oregon Health Plan will change the way it deals with back pain. Acupuncture, physical therapy and other alternative treatments will be covered.

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Study: Demand For Health Care In Oregon Has Gone Up

OPB | July 20, 2015 3 p.m. | Portland

A new study finds Oregon’s health care sector is going to have to expand substantially to keep up with all the people that have new health insurance.

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5 Melancholy Think Out Loud Stories From The Week

OPB | July 17, 2015 4:08 p.m.

Sometimes Think Out Loud guests and callers tell us about things that make them happy. Other times, not so much. Here are five moments of melancholy from the show this week.

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Homeless Vet Center Breaks Ground In Vancouver

OPB | July 16, 2015 3:30 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Officials broke ground on a new center for homeless veterans on the Vancouver, Washington campus of Portland office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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South Oregon Teen Dies In Sandy River Near Portland

AP | July 10, 2015 7 a.m.

The Clackamas County sheriff's office says a 17-year-old boy from southern Oregon who had been on a trip with his high school football team has died in the Sandy River southeast of Portland.

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New Report Says Oregon Health Reform Is Working

OPB | June 26, 2015 11:46 a.m. | Portland

Oregon’s health care reform efforts appear to be working according to a new report on outcomes and finances.

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Fortune 500 Company Wants To Buy Eugene Medicaid Provider

OPB | June 9, 2015 2:46 p.m. | Portland

Trillium Community Health could expand its health care network if bought by a national company, according to the CEO.

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Oregon Senator Calls For Better E-Cigarette Tracking

OPB | June 8, 2015 11:32 a.m. | Portland

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden has asked the US International Trade Commission to start tracking imports of electronic cigarettes.

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Portland Area Report Finds 'Highly Troubling' Rise In Homeless African Americans

OPB | June 3, 2015 3 p.m.

While the size of the Portland area’s homeless population hasn’t significantly changed during the last two years, it has increased among people of color, families and women.

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Oregon Expected To Be 1st State To Guarantee Full Year Of Birth Control

OPB | June 2, 2015 4:15 p.m. | Portland

Oregon looks likely to become the first state in the nation to guarantee women access to a full year of birth control.