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.
OPB | Aug. 07, 2013
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.
OPB | June 06, 2013
A bill in the Oregon Legislature would look into the possibility of single-payer health care in Oregon.
OPB | April 29, 2013
OHSU oncologist Brian Druker says cancer drugs are too expensive and are hurting the health care system.
OPB | Jan. 25, 2013
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.