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The Americans With Disabilities Act Turns 25

OPB | July 27, 2015 12:06 p.m.

The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law on July 26, 1990. We look back on what effect it has had.

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Oregon Moves Forward With Toxics Bill Based On Washington's Law

OPB | July 20, 2015 12:45 p.m. | Portland

The Oregon Legislature passed a bill regulating a number of toxic chemicals used in the manufacturing of children's products.

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Chronic Pain Patients Try Alternatives But Keep Mum

OPB | July 20, 2015 12:30 p.m.

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. 

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Looking Back On 40 Years Of Midwifery

OPB | July 10, 2015 12:30 p.m.

Dr. Carol Howe just retired from her career as both a practicing midwife and a pioneer in the field of nurse midwifery education.

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State Medicaid Money To Fortune 500?

OPB | June 9, 2015 noon

Coordinated Care Organizations manage the Oregon state version of Medicaid on a local level. Trillium, the CCO in Lane County, is so profitable it's received a buyout offer from the Fortune 500 corporation Centene. Some locals are concerned.

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How Does Pot Affect The Body And Brain?

OPB | March 12, 2014 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Due to pot's illegal status at the federal level, research on the effect of the drug is limited.

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Washington Hospital Association Sues State Over New Rules

OPB | Feb. 17, 2014 12:30 p.m.

MONDAY: The Washington State Hospital Association says new rules that govern hospital mergers go too far.

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Audit Finds Problems In Office Of Emergency Management

OPB | Feb. 11, 2014 12:06 p.m.

TUESDAY: An audit released Monday by the Oregon Secretary of State's office suggests that the state's Office of Emergency Management faces internal challenges that could hamper disaster response.

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Checking Up On Oregon's CCOs

OPB | Feb. 4, 2014 12:40 p.m.

MONDAY: Oregon has another three and a half years to reduce the growth in health care costs by two percent through Coordinated Care Organizations.

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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.