Tagged: Public Health

Salem Ebola Doctor Debbie Eisenhut Returns From Liberia

OPB |Sept. 15, 2014 12:35 p.m.

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 12:30 p.m.

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 12:06 p.m.

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

May 31, 2013 12:30 p.m.

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

Special Election: Fluoride

May 07, 2013 12:30 p.m.

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

Taking Your Placenta Home

April 30, 2013 12:40 p.m.

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

March 13, 2013 12:06 p.m.

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

May 07, 2012 9:25 a.m.

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

Health System Transformation

Jan. 25, 2012 9:20 a.m.

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

Nov. 07, 2011 9:06 a.m.

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

Aug. 24, 2011 9:20 a.m.

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

Health Insurance Exchange

June 27, 2011 9:40 a.m.

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

Boosting Immunizations

May 19, 2011 9:30 a.m.

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

April 06, 2011 9:30 a.m.

Where are the healthiest counties in Oregon?

Health Care Changes

March 22, 2011 9 a.m.

How is health care changing in Oregon?

Reducing Harm

March 12, 2010 9 a.m.

What are the ethics of "harm reduction" programs like needle exchange programs or supervised injection sites?

H1N What?

Oct. 05, 2009 9 a.m.

What are you most, or least, worried about when it comes to this year's flu season?

Rx: Personal Values

Aug. 19, 2009 9 a.m.

What do you expect from the healthcare system?

Rx: Profiting from Sickness

Aug. 06, 2009 9 a.m.

Is it wrong for corporations to profit from people being sick?

Northwest Passages: Jane Kirkpatrick

July 02, 2009 9 a.m.

Author Jane Kirkpatrick on fictionalizing history, life on her ranch near the John Day River, and her newest book, A Flickering Light.

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