Tagged: Medicine

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.

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.

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. 

OHSU Scientist Pushes Forward With Stem Cell Research

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

THURSDAY: Shoukhrat Mitalipov is one of the world's leading researchers on embryonic stem cells.

WA High Schooler Throws 194 Pitches In One Game

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.

The Battle Over Oregon's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

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.

Why Are So Few People Taking The HIV Prevention Drug?

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?

Smoking Cessation Drug Chantix Tied To Violent Side Effects

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.

Vaccinating Children In State Custody

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.

Addicts Trained To Administer A Drug That Can Reverse Opiate Overdoses

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.

Taking Cancer Out Of The Conversation

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.

Looking Into Single-Payer Health Care In Oregon

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.

OHSU Researcher Criticizes Drug Prices

April 29, 2013 12:35 p.m.

OHSU oncologist Brian Druker says cancer drugs are too expensive and are hurting the health care system.

Ira Byock Advocates Better Care At The End Of Life

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.

Genetic Breakthrough at OHSU

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.  

Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety

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.

Expired Medications

Aug. 14, 2012 12:30 p.m.

Drug shortages are leading some Oregon ambulances to resort to carrying expired medications.

Rebecca Skloot

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.

Wrongful Birth

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.

New Directions in Alzheimer's Research

July 25, 2011 9:20 a.m.

The Alzheimer's Association International Conference just wrapped up in Paris. What stood out there — and what new directions are being explored in Alzheimer's research in general?

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