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

OPB |Dec. 16, 2014 12:20 p.m.

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. 

Urban Versus Rural Health Care Premiums

OPB |Dec. 16, 2014 12:06 p.m.

Diane Lund-Muzikant joins us for an update on health care premiums under the Affordable Care Act, following the Dec. 15 deadline to re-enroll for healthcare coverage.

Finding New Uses For Old Medications

OPB |Dec. 15, 2014 12:20 p.m.

MONDAY: After a change in federal law, unused medication can now be redistributed to health facilities in need of pharmaceuticals.

Oregon Town Hall: Pot In 2015

OPB |Dec. 12, 2014 noon

THURSDAY: Come to Rontoms bar in SE Portland to discuss the practical and social implications of legalizing marijuana. Come at 7:30 p.m.

Planning For a Psychiatric Emergency Room In Portland

OPB |Dec. 08, 2014 12:15 p.m.

MONDAY: The city wants to create a place for police to bring someone who is experiencing a mental health crisis.

Leaving Fluoride Debate Behind To Deal With Children's Dental Health

OPB |Dec. 03, 2014 12:25 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Opponents and proponents of adding fluoride to Portland's water produced a report about alternative ways to improve children's dental health in Multnomah County.

Should Smoking Be Banned In Public Parks?

OPB |Dec. 03, 2014 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: The Portland Parks Board presented recommendations about smoking in public parks to Commissioner Amanda Fritz.

Oregon Is First State To Use Birth Control Rates As A Measure Of Health

OPB |Dec. 02, 2014 12:06 p.m.

TUESDAY: Coordinated Care Organizations are using contraception data as one way to measure good health.

Big Changes Coming For Disability Services In Oregon

OPB |Nov. 25, 2014 12:15 p.m.

TUESDAY: We'll look at how the Affordable Care Act is changing services for seniors and people with disabilities in Oregon.

News Roundtable: November 14, 2014

OPB |Nov. 14, 2014 12:15 p.m.

FRIDAY: We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

Oregon Braces For Open Enrollment With Federal Website

OPB |Nov. 10, 2014 12:06 p.m.

MONDAY: Open enrollment begins November 15. That's when Oregonians who previously enrolled in a private plan using Cover Oregon must re-enroll via HealthCare.gov.

News Roundtable: October 31, 2014

OPB |Oct. 31, 2014 12:06 p.m.

FRIDAY: We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

Why You Might Not Want To Take That Receipt

OPB |Oct. 29, 2014 12:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: We'll hear about a new study that shows the chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) found on receipts can get into the body very quickly if touched with greasy fingers — or hands cleaned with hand sanitizer.

Oregon's Ebola Response Plan

OPB |Oct. 28, 2014 12:06 p.m.

TUESDAY: State and local health officials have laid out Oregon's plan to deal with a possible Ebola outbreak.

Atul Gawande Talks About "Being Mortal"

OPB |Oct. 21, 2014 12:06 p.m.

TUESDAY: Surgeon and author Atul Gawande joins us at OPB with an audience to talk about his new book, "Being Mortal."

The Social Study Of Ebola Critical In Fighting Outbreak

OPB |Oct. 08, 2014 12:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Medical anthropologists and married couple, Bonnie and Barry Hewlett, study the cultural and political side of ebola outbreaks.

News Roundtable: October 3, 2014

OPB |Oct. 03, 2014 12:25 p.m.

FRIDAY: We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

Salem Ebola Doctor Debbie Eisenhut Returns From Liberia

OPB |Sept. 15, 2014 12:35 p.m.

MONDAY: We'll talk with a missionary doctor who's been in West Africa for the last 16 months about the outbreak and what she sees as the region's most urgent needs.

Reacting To The Portland Portland Police Bureau Settlement

OPB |Sept. 02, 2014 12:30 p.m.

TUESDAY: We'll explore the elements and implications of the settlement agreement between the Department of Justice and the Portland Police Bureau.

News Roundtable: August 22, 2014

OPB |Aug. 22, 2014 12:06 p.m.

FRIDAY: We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

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