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Shows tagged as: health
Thu, Jun 13 2013
The coordinated care organization in Oregon's second-largest metropolitan area is having trouble getting providers to agree on its healthcare plans.
Wed, Jun 5 2013
This week the state legislature gave final approval to a bill that would expand the list of mandatory reporters for elder abuse.
Fri, May 31 2013
We'll find out more about a bill in the legislature that would significantly expand mental health services in Oregon.
Wed, May 29 2013
The mother of the Albany high school student arrested for allegedly plotting an assault on the school says he has a rare condition linked to strep.
Tue, May 7 2013
As the May special election nears, we'll check in with both sides of the water fluoridation debate.
Tue, Apr 30 2013
Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it legal for hospitals to release a woman's placenta after birth.
Mon, Apr 29 2013
OHSU oncologist Brian Druker says cancer drugs are too expensive and are hurting the health care system.
Tue, Apr 23 2013
Joe Bell has begun a two-year walk across the country to honor his son Jadin, who killed himself this winter after experiencing bullying.
Mon, Mar 11 2013
Oregon Health & Science University CFO Lawrence Furnstahl talks about the health of the organization in the wake of sequestration.
Mon, Feb 4 2013
Journalist Amanda Bennett explores the costs of the healthcare system by sharing the story of her husband's death from cancer.
Fri, Jan 25 2013
Palliative care doctor and advocate Ira Byock is in Oregon to explain how we could be doing better caring for people at the end of their lives.
Wed, Jan 9 2013
Several years ago, the state found that Oregon youth age 16-25 were 80 percent less likely to get the mental health care they need compared with other age groups. How have things changed since then?
Mon, Dec 10 2012
How are new Coordinated Care Organizations changing health care for Oregon Health Plan patients?
Mon, Nov 26 2012
New federal recommendations say everyone from age 15 to 65 should be tested for HIV.
Tue, Nov 20 2012
Now that the measure to label genetically modified food has failed in California, what's next for food labeling advocates?
Mon, Oct 29 2012
A team of OHSU scientists has created a viable embryo with the genetic material from three different parents. We'll discuss the implications.
Tue, Sep 11 2012
Following a new study that suggests calorie deprivation does not extend life, we'll explore some of the longevity research here and elsewhere in the country.
Tue, Sep 4 2012
Fred Harwin blends science and art in his job making artificial eyes.
Thu, Aug 30 2012
A new statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics has reignited the debate over whether or not boys should be circumcised.
Tue, Aug 14 2012
Portlanders have rejected proposals to fluoridate the water supply three times — most recently in 1980. How might a new effort be different?
Mon, Jul 23 2012
Why were residents on Portland's west side advised to boil their water on Saturday?
Wed, Jul 18 2012
Consumer Reports ranked Salem Hospital as the safest in Oregon. What made it stand out?
Mon, Jun 11 2012
A Beaverton woman won a $900,000 lawsuit against the man who she says gave her herpes. Will this set a precedent?
Tue, May 22 2012
We'll explore the rise and impact of obesity-related diabetes following a new study showing the number of teens with type-2 diabetes is up.
Mon, May 7 2012
A recent E-coli outbreak has public health officials concerned about raw milk.
Wed, May 2 2012
How many people die on the street each year? The fact is, we only know a small part of the story.
Mon, Apr 30 2012
We will discuss the details of the new definition of autism and what people might expect from the changes.
Tue, Apr 17 2012
We'll look into the growth of the gluten-free market and find out what's behind the trend.
Thu, Apr 12 2012
An Idaho woman arrested for inducing her own abortion is taking her case to federal court.
Wed, Apr 4 2012
We'll find out where we are in the process of cleaning up the polluted stretch of the Willamette River that's been designated a Superfund site.
Fri, Mar 30 2012
What happens to Oregon's newly formed Health Insurance Exchange if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns all or part of the Affordable Care Act?
Tue, Mar 27 2012
A new study says that running shoes make running more efficient than running barefoot.
Tue, Mar 27 2012
Schools and grocery stores are dumping so-called "pink slime" in droves. What caused the uproar, and is the meat product really all that much worse than other processed foods?
Wed, Mar 21 2012
What's it like to raise a child with Down Syndrome — or live with the condition?
Thu, Mar 15 2012
The Portland Water Bureau just found out it will not have to treat Bull Run water for cryptosporidium — the state granted the variance officials were seeking.
Tue, Mar 13 2012
Peter Goodwin was one of the first physicians to voice support for Oregon's "Death with Dignity" law. On Sunday, he used the law to end his own life after suffering from a terminal brain disease.
Tue, Mar 6 2012
We continue our On The Job series with three people who work in the field of end-of-life care.
Wed, Feb 29 2012
Starting in 2014, all new cars will likely have to be equipped with a rearview camera to help drivers see what's behind them.
Wed, Feb 22 2012
How big a problem are pharmacy errors? The Oregon Board of Pharmacy commissioned a survey that suggests a number of pharmacists think working conditions make errors more likely.
Thu, Feb 2 2012
Radon is the number two cause of lung cancer in the United States. You can't see it, smell it, or taste it. But is it in your home?
Mon, Jan 30 2012
When will Oregonians be able to use an state sponsored online site to compare health insurance plans? How valuable will the information be?
Wed, Jan 25 2012
The state has been working to transform the way it delivers health care. We'll ask, how's it going?
Fri, Jan 13 2012
Water Bureau officials say there is no public health threat from trace amounts of the parasite cyptosporidium found in Portland water. But what does it mean for Bull Run's clean water variance?
Fri, Jan 6 2012
A new study looks at Oregon's registry for people who have made decisions ahead of time about what kind of medical treatment they want at the end of their lives.
Wed, Dec 28 2011
Lucia Greenhouse, the author of fathermothergod, joined us in October to talk about her experience growing up in a Christian Science household. We'll rebroadcast part of that conversation today. To hear the rest of it click here.
Tue, Dec 20 2011
As part of our ongoing inequality series, we look at the differences in diagnosis and treatment of HIV/AIDS in different populations.
Wed, Dec 14 2011
The National Transportation Safety Board is recommending that all states pass complete bans on using phones and other electronic devices while driving. We'll find out why — and get reaction to the recommendation.
Tue, Oct 18 2011
There is a growing trend among some pediatricians to turn away families who refuse to vaccinate their kids.
Tue, Oct 4 2011
What's at stake in the decision on whether or not to allow a biomass power plant in Vancouver?
Wed, Sep 28 2011
Should it be mandatory for all midwives in Oregon to be licensed in order to practice? The question is dividing the midwifery community — we want to know what you think. What's your experience?
Wed, Sep 21 2011
State workers are encouraged to sign up for a Health Engagement Model (HEM) as part of their new health insurance plan — but some union members have strong objections to it.
Thu, Sep 15 2011
An international conference on the developmental origins of disease will be held in Portland this year. The founder of the research field, David Barker, is on the faculty at OHSU. He'll talk to us about his work.
Thu, Sep 1 2011
A whole industry has developed to help troubled teens. In this rebroacast, you'll hear about some of those in the business — from transport companies to consultants.
Wed, Aug 17 2011
Most people know of methadone as a treatment for heroin addiction. Its uses have broadened and a black market has followed. Last year in Oregon, it claimed more lives than heroin.
Fri, Jul 22 2011
"Pot clubs" in Oregon are closing their doors after receiving strongly worded letters from the U.S. Attorney.
Mon, Jun 27 2011
Now that Oregon lawmakers have passed a bill to establish a Health Insurance Exchange, what happens next to make it a reality?
Mon, Jun 27 2011
What is it like to live without health insurance?
Fri, Jun 24 2011
If signed into law, a bill that just passed in the Legislature would prevent new hookah lounges from opening in the state. How would this affect you?
Thu, Jun 16 2011
Experts say that breast milk is best for babies. If a mother cannot provide breast milk, are there safe and comparable options?
Tue, Jun 7 2011
Mayor Sam Adams wants to expand health benefits for city employees to include sex reassignment surgery. How do employers decide what should be covered by their health plans?
Wed, Jun 1 2011
Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon wants to raise their rates 22%. The public will have a chance to weigh in this week.
Tue, Apr 26 2011
The USDA tested cows around the country last year and found illegally high levels of antibiotics and other drugs. What questions does this raise for you?
Wed, Apr 6 2011
Where are the healthiest counties in Oregon?
Wed, Apr 6 2011
How do ambulance companies operate sustainable businesses in rural areas of the state?
Tue, Apr 5 2011
Radiation leaks from a nuclear power station in Japan after the recent earthquake and tsunami have left many questions and concerns here in the Northwest.
Tue, Mar 22 2011
How is health care changing in Oregon?
Wed, Feb 16 2011
To examine how health care reform is impacting what medical residents need to learn.
Tue, Jan 4 2011
A look at a new study of hexavalent chromium and US city drinking water.
Tue, Sep 21 2010
How one man changed the course of medical history.
Wed, Aug 11 2010
How is the business of direct-to-consumer genetic testing changing the field of medicine and the way we live our lives?
Tue, Jul 27 2010
Should a woman be able to use a midwife for the delivery of a baby if she has previously had a caesarian or if she is delivering a twin or breech baby?
Mon, Jun 7 2010
What are the politics of farmers' markets?
Tue, May 25 2010
What are the specific challenges of being in the National Guard?
Wed, Feb 17 2010
Should Asperger's syndrome be diagnosed separately from autism?
Wed, Jan 20 2010
Who should be able to refuse medical care?
Wed, Dec 23 2009
What's next for the health care bill as it moves through Congress?
Mon, Oct 26 2009
How do low Medicare reimbursement rates affect healthcare in Oregon? How will that care change if the rates go up?
Tue, Oct 13 2009
Should the government be able to require you to purchase health insurance?
Mon, Aug 17 2009
How is Oregon using federal stimulus money?
Thu, Jul 23 2009
Is Obama leading as you hoped?
Thu, Apr 16 2009
Should family leave be paid?
Mon, Apr 6 2009
How is Oregon spending federal stimulus money?
Fri, Aug 22 2008
Just how safe is the Willamette?
Fri, Aug 15 2008
Is the sacrifice it takes to be an Olympic athlete worth it?
Thu, Aug 7 2008
What does it feel like to live inside an obese body?