OPB |Dec. 02, 2014 12:40 p.m.
TUESDAY: Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) recently introduced a bill that would allow Veterans Affairs doctors to recommend medical marijuana to their patients.
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.
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.
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.
OPB |May 22, 2014 12:06 p.m.
THURSDAY: Shoukhrat Mitalipov is one of the world's leading researchers on embryonic stem cells.
OPB |May 16, 2014 12:50 p.m.
FRIDAY: Rochester High School's coach has come under fire for not pulling the young pitcher out of the 15-inning game earlier.
OPB |Jan. 13, 2014 12:06 p.m.
MONDAY: The American Civil Liberties Union and the state of Oregon are challenging the federal government's attempt to access data in the state's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.
OPB |Jan. 09, 2014 12:50 p.m.
THURSDAY: A daily pill to prevent HIV infection has been on the market since 2012. So why aren't more people taking it?
OPB |Dec. 09, 2013 12:40 p.m.
MONDAY: A Harrisburg woman alleges side effects from a smoking cessation drug caused her husband to murder their 13-year-old son before committing suicide himself.
OPB |Nov. 04, 2013 12:30 p.m.
MONDAY: A case before the Oregon Supreme Court challenges whether the state has the right to vaccinate children who are under the state's care because of parental neglect or abuse.
OPB |Oct. 31, 2013 12:40 p.m.
THURSDAY: Since a new law went into effect this summer, more than 400 laypeople have been trained to administer naloxone to revive someone after an opiate overdose.
Aug. 07, 2013 12:30 p.m.
In an effort to fight off overdiagnosis and overtreatment, a group of cancer researches suggests removing the word cancer from the names of some tumors.
June 06, 2013 12:45 p.m.
A bill in the Oregon Legislature would look into the possibility of single-payer health care in Oregon.
April 29, 2013 12:35 p.m.
OHSU oncologist Brian Druker says cancer drugs are too expensive and are hurting the health care system.
Jan. 25, 2013 12:30 p.m.
Palliative care doctor and advocate Ira Byock is in Oregon to explain how we could be doing better caring for people at the end of their lives.
Oct. 29, 2012 12:20 p.m.
A team of OHSU scientists has created a viable embryo with the genetic material from three different parents. We'll discuss the implications.
Sept. 27, 2012 12:20 p.m.
Daniel Smith lives with clinical anxiety and he shares his experience in Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety.
Aug. 14, 2012 12:30 p.m.
Drug shortages are leading some Oregon ambulances to resort to carrying expired medications.
May 15, 2012 9:25 a.m.
Former Portlander and bestselling author Rebecca Skloot joins us to talk about her book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
March 15, 2012 9:06 a.m.
Parents of a child with Down syndrome won $2.9 million in a "wrongful birth" lawsuit last week.
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