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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.

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One Oregon Woman's Journey Through Surrogate Motherhood Begins With A Contract

OPB | June 1, 2015 6 a.m. | Portland

Oregon has quietly become something of a center for women willing to carry children for those unable to get pregnant. We follow one woman who's decided to become a surrogate. First step? A contract that prohibits everything from travel to Washington to cleaning a kitty litter box.

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Oregon Holds White House Conference On Aging

OPB | May 20, 2015 5:35 p.m. | Portland

About 200 advocates for the elderly meet in Lebanon, Oregon for the state's White House Conference on Aging.

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Have A Plan To Meet Loved Ones After A Disaster

OPB | May 17, 2015 9:43 a.m.

A person should have a family meet up plan in place for anywhere they spend time, such as work, school, faith organizations, sporting events or commuting.

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Stephens Family: 'You Have To Keep Practicing It'

OPB | May 16, 2015 8:12 p.m.

What would the Stephens family do if they were separated by a major earthquake? Megan asks the kids what they’d do if they were on their way home on the bus when a disaster struck.

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Zip Code May Be More Important To Health Than Genetic Code

OPB | May 14, 2015 2:01 p.m. | Portland

A couple of hundred health experts gathered at a conference in Portland on Thursday to discuss the generational effects of poor nutrition on women of child-bearing age.