OPB | Jan. 24, 2017
How could local hospitals be affected by changes to the Affordable Care Act? What will Douglas County do without libraries? And what does the Quran have to say about modern day American life?
OPB | Oct. 14, 2016
We discuss some of the biggest stories of the week. Then, we hear about overcrowding at Oregon's only women's prison, and we hear about how depression affects the mortality rate of lung cancer patients.
OPB | Sept. 02, 2016
Our news roundtable goes over the biggest stories of the week. Rep. Kurt Schrader sponsors a bill to prevent drug price gouging. We hear a preview of OPB's occupation trial podcast.
OPB | April 20, 2016
We talk to Bud Pierce, a Salem oncologist who was the first to jump into the GOP primary race for Oregon governor. And we talk to Shawn Vestal about his debut novel, "Daredevils."
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 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 | July 10, 2015
Dr. Carol Howe just retired from her career as both a practicing midwife and a pioneer in the field of nurse midwifery education.
OPB | March 09, 2015
MONDAY: Two bills in the Oregon legislature could require hospitals and clinics to post the costs of medical procedures.
OPB | Jan. 15, 2015
THURSDAY: Naturopathic doctors are pushing for legislation that would allow them to be considered primary care physicians in Oregon.
OPB | Dec. 02, 2014
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
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
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
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
THURSDAY: Shoukhrat Mitalipov is one of the world's leading researchers on embryonic stem cells.
OPB | May 16, 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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.