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Astoria Opens Radiation Center In Collaboration With OHSU

OPB | Oct. 16, 2017 1:45 p.m. | Portland

It took the capping of a municipal dump and the building of a new athletics center, but Astoria now has its own new radiation center.

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Knight Cancer Institute Hopes Collaboration Will Lead To Cures

OPB | Oct. 11, 2017 8:30 a.m. | Portland

OPB is tracking the $1 billion quest to cure cancer at Oregon Health & Science University. In this story: How do you attract world-class researchers to Oregon for a cancer cure moonshot?

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Can A Building Help Cure Cancer?

OPB | Oct. 11, 2017 8:30 a.m. | Portland

The physical centerpiece of the new Knight Cancer Institute is a seven-story laboratory in Portland's South Waterfront neighborhood. Can a building help cure cancer? 

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The $1 Billion Question: Can OHSU Really Cure Cancer?

OPB | Oct. 11, 2017 8:30 a.m. | Portland

OPB is tracking Oregon Health & Science University's $1 billion quest to cure cancer. To start, a look at the underlying reality facing scientists: Cancer is actually many different diseases, and it's going to need many different cures.

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Rural Oregon Residents At Odds With Large Marijuana Grows

Medford Mail Tribune | July 2, 2017 9:06 a.m. | Williams, Oregon

Williams is known as one of Oregon's marijuana-growing capitals, but residents have raised alarms over industrialized grows they say are ruining the character of this close-knit rural community.

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Health Advisory Issued For Parts Of Central Oregon Lake

AP | July 2, 2017 8:52 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

The Oregon Health Authority says high levels of harmful toxins associated with blue-green algae have been found at Lake Billy Chinook.

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GOP Senators Complain On Eve Of Health Care Bill Unveiling

AP | June 21, 2017 11:22 a.m.

GOP senators complained about their party's secretive health care bill a day before its unveiling.

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Washington Residents Fear Limited Options If Health Insurers Pull Out

OPB | June 18, 2017 7 p.m.

Two rural counties in Washington may have limited health care options next year. Insurance providers say they won't serve Grays Harbor or Klickitat counties in 2018.

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How Oregon Incorporates New Medical Marijuana Science

OPB | May 23, 2017 11 a.m. | Portland

After 20 years, Oregon still struggles to regulate medical marijuana and respond to new science.

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Oregon Spending Millions On Ineligible Medicaid Recipients, Secretary Of State Warns

OPB | May 17, 2017 10:12 a.m. | Portland

The Oregon secretary of state sent an audit alert to all 90 lawmakers Wednesday warning that Oregon Health Authority may be sending as much as $37 million a month to ineligible Medicaid recipients.

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Individual Oregonians' Health Insurance Rates May Increase By Nearly 22 Percent Next Year

OPB | May 16, 2017 11:40 a.m. | Portland

Individual Oregonians who buy health insurance through may see rates jump by nearly 22 percent next year.

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Secret Republican Senate Talks Shaping Health Care Legislation

NPR | May 15, 2017 10:41 a.m.

A group of 13 Republican senators are leading the negotiations to craft a new bill to repeal and replace most of the Affordable Care Act. Senators plan to vote by the August recess.

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Fact-Checking Republicans' Defense Of The GOP Health Bill

NPR | May 9, 2017 8:34 p.m.

In TV appearances and meetings with constituents, House Republicans are highlighting parts of the law that protect consumers, while glossing over loopholes that allow insurers to avoid paying.

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1 Oregon Health Clinic Grows Despite Concerns Over Obamacare Repeal

OPB | May 8, 2017 1:24 p.m. | Portland

Virginia Garcia Memorial Health is opening new clinic despite concerns about efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

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Obama Calls On Congress To Have 'Courage' On Health Care

NPR | May 8, 2017 6:02 a.m.

Receiving the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award for his own work on health care, the former president said: "It actually doesn't take a lot of courage to aid those who are already powerful."

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Passage Of Republican Health Care Bill Divides Northwest Delegation

OPB | May 4, 2017 11:25 a.m. | Portland

The bill was passed on a 217-213 vote and now goes to the Senate, where it faces an uncertain future.

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News Roundtable | Guns And Public Health

OPB | April 20, 2017 noon | Portland

Is it helpful to frame the gun debate as a public health problem? Also, our news roundtable takes up some of the biggest news topics of the week.

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Zoom Health Is Leaving Oregon's Health Insurance Exchange

OPB | April 6, 2017 8:48 a.m. | Portland

Another insurance company is dropping out of Oregon’s individual health marketplace.

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Trump's Agenda May Be Doomed Unless He Learns That 'Little' Stuff Matters

NPR | March 27, 2017 3:35 a.m.

The president showed little interest in policy details. If he continues to focus superficially on getting a win instead of learning, Republicans warn that his priorities will continue to be derailed.

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Week Of High Expectations Stumbles To New Lows For Team Trump

NPR | March 26, 2017 5:49 a.m.

Trump is known for his negotiating in real estate and show business, and the craft of the bluff was key to his "Art of the Deal." But when this bluff was called, he did not have the cards or the votes.