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How Healthy Is Too Healthy? Americans Face Off Over School Nutrition Requirements

OPB | Sept. 23, 2015

For the past three years, the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 has been phasing in stricter nutritional standards for federally funded school lunch programs.

The Challenges ALS Patients Face In Using Death With Dignity

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.

Union Members Voice Concern Over Correctional Officers' Working Conditions

OPB | Sept. 01, 2015

Long, stressful hours have high costs for Oregon corrections officers.

Could This University Of Oregon Professor Restore Vision To The Blind?

OPB | Aug. 03, 2015

University of Oregon professor Richard Taylor and his collaborator Simon Brown recently patented a new technology that could restore vision to the blind - and that's just the tip of the iceberg. 

Oregon's High Hepatitis C Infection Rate And Why It Matters

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.

Should Doctors Be Using Their Smartphones In The Operating Room?

OPB | July 30, 2015

Do smartphones help or hinder healthcare professionals?

Chronic Pain Patients Try Alternatives But Keep Mum

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. 

Report Shows Some Tobacco Retailers Are Not Following The Law

OPB | July 17, 2015

Multnomah County's report shows tobacco products are easily accessible to youth and more prevalent in neighborhoods with high percentages of people of color.

Rebroadcast: How People Face The Challenges Of Caregiving

OPB | July 14, 2015

We talk with an audience about what it's like to to take care of a parent, a child, or a spouse.

Talking Business

OPB | July 09, 2015

Suzanne Stevens, editor of the Portland Business Journal, joins us for our regular business news update.

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds The ACA Again

OPB | June 25, 2015

We'll get analysis of the King vs. Burwell ruling released Thursday.

New Research On Carcinogenic Chemicals Combinations

OPB | June 23, 2015

A new study out today suggests that some commonly found chemicals could become carcinogenic in the human body even in low doses if combined.

Youth Suicide In Idaho

OPB | June 22, 2015

Idaho ranks among the highest rates of youth suicide in the nation. We'll hear how state officials are approaching the problem.

Toxic Algal Bloom Hits West Coast

OPB | June 18, 2015

The West Coast is experiencing the largest toxic algal bloom in the last decade. This toxin has caused many shellfish fisheries to close down.

State Medicaid Money To Fortune 500?

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.

Talking Business

OPB | May 26, 2015

Suzanne Stevens, editor of the Portland Business Journal, joins us for our regular business news update.

Oregon Doctor Debbie Eisenhut Returns From 'Ebola-Free' Liberia

OPB | May 19, 2015

Dr. Debbie Eisenhut just returned from a month in Liberia, which is currently "Ebola-free." She says the country is rife with corruption, and is still vulnerable to the disease.

How Childhood Trauma Affects Adult Health

OPB | May 19, 2015

We explore how research into Adverse Childhood Experiences is being used around the country and in Oregon.

Non-Medical Vaccine Exemptions Decline In Oregon

OPB | May 05, 2015

New numbers show the number of parents opting out of vaccines for their kids for philosophical reasons has gone down.

Lawmakers Take On Mental Health Issues

OPB | April 27, 2015

A few bills working their way through the current legislative session would change Oregon's approach to mental health treatment.