OPB | Dec. 28, 2015
The law allowing pharmacists to prescribe birth control takes effect in the new year.
OPB | Dec. 08, 2015
An Oregon man who says he's struggled with pain for more than a dozen years says one of his biggest challenges is dealing with doctors.
OPB | Dec. 02, 2015
The state has put off implementing a new policy to discourage opioids and encourage alternative therapies for Oregon Health Plan patients with back pain.
OPB | Nov. 05, 2015
Joint Base Lewis-McChord has broken ground on a new privately funded clinic to diagnose and treat service members for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), PTSD, and other psychological health conditions.
OPB | Sept. 18, 2015
ALS patients face some specific challenges when it comes to using Oregon and Washington's Death with Dignity laws, which require patients to self-administer the medication that will end their lives.
OPB | July 31, 2015
A recent report by the state's health agency shows that Oregon's rate of hepatitis C is 50 percent higher than the national average. We talk to a public health worker about why it matters and what can be done about it.
OPB | July 20, 2015
A new study out published in a national health care journal indicates that a large number of patients suffering from chronic pain try alternative care but don't talk to their doctors about it.
OPB | June 25, 2015
We'll get analysis of the King vs. Burwell ruling released Thursday.
OPB | June 09, 2015
Coordinated Care Organizations manage the Oregon state version of Medicaid on a local level. Trillium, the CCO in Lane County, is so profitable it's received a buyout offer from the Fortune 500 corporation Centene. Some locals are concerned.
OPB | May 26, 2015
Suzanne Stevens, editor of the Portland Business Journal, joins us for our regular business news update.
OPB | 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.
OPB | March 11, 2015
WEDNESDAY: ZoomCare is revolutionized the marketplace for on-demand healthcare.
OPB | March 09, 2015
MONDAY: Two bills in the Oregon legislature could require hospitals and clinics to post the costs of medical procedures.
OPB | March 03, 2015
TUESDAY: Suzanne Stevens, editor of the Portland Business Journal, joins us for our regular business news update.
OPB | March 03, 2015
TUESDAY: Lawmakers voted recently to dissolve Cover Oregon, but lawsuits over the state's failed health insurance exchange drag on.
OPB | Jan. 15, 2015
THURSDAY: Naturopathic doctors are pushing for legislation that would allow them to be considered primary care physicians in Oregon.
OPB | Jan. 06, 2015
TUESDAY: This January, Oregon joined a small group of states where transgender people can get health care coverage for gender dysphoria.
OPB | Dec. 31, 2014
WEDNESDAY: In this special Think Out Loud, we review some of the biggest international, national and regional news stories of the year.
OPB | Dec. 16, 2014
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.
OPB | Aug. 20, 2014
WEDNESDAY: We'll talk with Laura Cali, Oregon's Insurance Commissioner, about last week's ruling on autism treatment, new rates for individual health plans, and more.