Should Smoking Be Banned In Public Parks?

OPB | Dec. 03, 2014

WEDNESDAY: The Portland Parks Board presented recommendations about smoking in public parks to Commissioner Amanda Fritz.

Oregon Is First State To Use Birth Control Rates As A Measure Of Health

OPB | Dec. 02, 2014

TUESDAY: Coordinated Care Organizations are using contraception data as one way to measure good health.

News Roundtable: October 31, 2014

OPB | Oct. 31, 2014

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

Oregon's Ebola Response Plan

OPB | Oct. 28, 2014

TUESDAY: State and local health officials have laid out Oregon's plan to deal with a possible Ebola outbreak.

News Roundtable: October 3, 2014

OPB | Oct. 03, 2014

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

Salem Ebola Doctor Debbie Eisenhut Returns From Liberia

OPB | Sept. 15, 2014

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.

The Race For Multnomah County Chair

OPB | April 28, 2014

MONDAY: We'll talk with the two most prominent candidates in the contest for the county's top seat.

How Some States Are Boosting Vaccination Rates

OPB | Feb. 27, 2014

THURSDAY: Oregon's new law to make it harder for parents to opt out of their children's vaccinations goes into effect March 1. We'll ask how laws like these are faring in other states.

Expanding Mental Health Care In Oregon

OPB | May 31, 2013

We'll find out more about a bill in the legislature that would significantly expand mental health services in Oregon.

Special Election: Fluoride

OPB | May 07, 2013

As the May special election nears, we'll check in with both sides of the water fluoridation debate. 

Taking Your Placenta Home

OPB | April 30, 2013

Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it legal for hospitals to release a woman's placenta after birth.

Study Finds Gun Laws Correlate With Gun Deaths

OPB | March 13, 2013

A new study in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests the number of gun laws in a state is inversely related to rate of gun deaths.

Raw Milk

OPB | May 07, 2012

A recent E-coli outbreak has public health officials concerned about raw milk.

Health System Transformation

OPB | Jan. 25, 2012

The state has been working to transform the way it delivers health care. We'll ask, how's it going?

Portland Parks & Recreation Gold Medal

OPB | Nov. 07, 2011

Portland Parks & Recreation was just awarded the top national honor from the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration and the National Recreation & Park Association. We'll find out why — and what may be next for the city's parks.

Revisiting the Rural Doctor Shortage

OPB | Aug. 24, 2011

The rural doctor shortage continues throughout Oregon. How are you affected?

Health Insurance Exchange

OPB | June 27, 2011

Now that Oregon lawmakers have passed a bill to establish a Health Insurance Exchange, what happens next to make it a reality?

Boosting Immunizations

OPB | May 19, 2011

We'll look at immunization issues in the Northwest after a new law in Washington state that makes it harder for parents to opt out of immunizations for their kids.

County Health Rankings

OPB | April 06, 2011

Where are the healthiest counties in Oregon?

Health Care Changes

OPB | March 22, 2011

How is health care changing in Oregon?