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Should A Minor Be Allowed To Refuse Life-Saving Care?

OPB | Nov. 10, 2015 12:06 p.m.

Isolde Raftery shares a story of a young Jehovah's Witness in Washington state who was allowed to refuse a life-saving blood transfusion.

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Approaching The Rise In Elder Abuse

OPB | Oct. 21, 2015 12:06 p.m.

The elder abuse rate in Oregon rose in 2014. We'll find out what's behind that rise, and how those charged with identifying, prosecuting and preventing such abuse are approaching the problem.

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The Effect Of War On The Families Of Veterans

OPB | Oct. 14, 2015 12:06 p.m.

Stacy Bannerman's new book focuses on the devastating impacts of war on the families of veterans.

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The Archive Project - September 30, 2015

OPB | Sept. 30, 2015 9 p.m.

Episode 48 of Literary Arts: The Archive Project features Toni Morrison. She discusses how her work—specifically in her novels Beloved and Jazz—examines the evolution of racial self-regard in African Americans. 

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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.