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News Roundtable | Guns And Public Health

OPB | Broadcast: April 20, 2017

Is it helpful to frame the gun debate as a public health problem? Also, our news roundtable takes up some of the biggest news topics of the week.

Moda On Affordable Care Act | Portland's Snowpocalypse Postmortem | Ice Study

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 23, 2017

What do insurance companies think about possible changes to the Affordable Care Act? What do we all think about how Oregon dealt with the recent winter weather? And how is it that Antarctic ice could be growing, even if the climate is warming?

Moda Health Faces Challenges

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 24, 2015

Moda Health has had a roller coaster couple of weeks.

Should A Minor Be Allowed To Refuse Life-Saving Care?

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 10, 2015

Isolde Raftery shares a story of a young Jehovah's Witness in Washington state who was allowed to refuse a life-saving blood transfusion.

Should Oregon Adopt "Right To Try"?

OPB | Broadcast: March 16, 2015

MONDAY: A proposed bill in the Oregon legislature would allow terminally ill patients in Oregon to try drugs that are not yet FDA-approved.

Is ZoomCare Changing The Way Health Care Is Delivered?

OPB | Broadcast: March 11, 2015

WEDNESDAY: ZoomCare is revolutionized the marketplace for on-demand healthcare. 

Providing Healthcare For Transgender Oregonians

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 6, 2015

TUESDAY: This January, Oregon joined a small group of states where transgender people can get health care coverage for gender dysphoria.

County Officials Want To Change Law Aimed At Saving Addicts From Overdose

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 16, 2014

TUESDAY: Public health officials want to add a "Good Samaritan" provision to a law allowing lay people to administer a drug that can reverse an opiate overdose. 

Local Veterans Experience Health Care Delays

OPB | Broadcast: June 2, 2014

MONDAY: In the wake of the national VA scandal, we'll find out what Oregon veterans think of their health care.

How Does Defensive Medicine Affect Health Care Costs?

OPB | Broadcast: May 28, 2014

WEDNESDAY: We'll explore the idea of defensive medicine, procedures that doctors order for patients out of a fear of malpractice lawsuits — not because they're medically necessary. 

OSU Group Wants To Promote Healthy Masculinity

OPB | Broadcast: May 16, 2014

FRIDAY: An OSU men's program hopes to promotes healthy, responsible masculine identities, and educate men about sexual violence.

OHSU Discovers Possible Treatment For Chemo-Induced Fatigue

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 18, 2013

WEDNESDAY: A recent study suggests a brain protein that regulates sleep and wakefulness could help reverse fatigue brought on by chemotherapy.