Tagged: Health

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.

Oregon Insurance Commissioner Discusses Health Coverage

OPB |Aug. 20, 2014 12:06 p.m.

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.

Exploring The Impact Of A Ruling On Autism Treatment

OPB |Aug. 14, 2014 12:20 p.m.

THURSDAY: This week a court ruled that denying a popular but expensive autism treatment violates state and federal law.

Questions Raised By Response To Deadly Ebola Outbreak

OPB |Aug. 13, 2014 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: We'll talk with Bill Messer, an infectious disease expert, about the medicines available to treat Ebola and why, at this point, a focus on those could be counterproductive.

Bumps In The Road To Health Care Transformation

OPB |July 23, 2014 12:25 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Mental health treatment is a point of contention between Multnomah County and the CCO that serves Oregon's three most populous counties.

Conflicting Court Rulings On Federal Health Care Subsidies

OPB |July 23, 2014 12:06 p.m.

TUESDAY: Two appeals courts were divided on the issue of whether states that had not set up their own health care exchanges can receive federal subsidies.

News Roundtable: July 18, 2014

OPB |July 18, 2014 12:06 p.m.

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

Oregon State Hospital Honors Thousands in Cremains Memorial

OPB |July 07, 2014 12:45 p.m.

MONDAY: We'll talk about the opening of a memorial that honors the remains of thousands of unclaimed patients found on the grounds of Oregon State Hospital.

Medicare May Penalize Oregon Hospitals For Patient Injuries

OPB |July 02, 2014 12:40 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: We'll learn more about Medicare's plan to penalize hospitals for high patient injury and infection rates.

New Medical Malpractice Mediation System Now Underway

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

WEDNESDAY: We'll hear from OPB's reporter Kristian Foden-Vencil about the compromise negotiated by Governor John Kitzhaber to help reduce medical malpractice lawsuits.

Hillsboro City Council Approves E-Cigarette Ban In Parks

OPB |June 19, 2014 12:20 p.m.

THURSDAY: The Hillsboro parks department is concerned about toxins in e-cigarette vapor, and the possibility the devices could be confused for traditional cigarettes.

Cover Oregon Transitions To The Federal System

OPB |June 18, 2014 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: We'll get a progress report on Oregon's switch over from the state's failed health insurance exchange website to the federal healthcare.gov.

Jackson County's New Health Clinic For Employees Only

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

MONDAY: We'll learn about Jackson County's new health clinic for public employees, and what kind of savings officials are hoping for.

Program Helps Patients Communicate Their End-of-Life Wishes

OPB |June 11, 2014 12:45 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: The Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment program helps patients design a plan for their end-of-life care.

Healthcare News Update

OPB |June 10, 2014 12:45 p.m.

TUESDAY: We check in with The Lund Report's executive editor about Cover Oregon, hospital mergers, health insurance rates, and more.

How Can We Design A Better Hospital?

OPB |June 05, 2014 12:35 p.m.

THURSDAY: Researcher Roger Ulrich is in Portland to meet with his research partners at Legacy Emanuel Hospital, as they launch studies about the effects of nature on health.

Local Veterans Experience Health Care Delays

OPB |June 02, 2014 12:35 p.m.

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 |May 28, 2014 12:06 p.m.

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. 

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