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Kristian Foden-Vencil is a reporter and producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting. He specializes in health care, business, politics, law and public safety. In 2004 he was embedded with the Oregon National Guard in Iraq.
Kristian started as a cub reporter in 1988, working for newspapers in London, England. In 1991 he moved to Oregon and started freelancing. His work has appeared in The Oregonian, the BBC, NPR, the Statesman Journal, Willamette Week, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Voice of America.
He graduated from the University of Westminster in London.
Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University have released one of the largest data sets of its kind, aimed at curing leukemia.
The cost of long-term care is increasing at two or three times the rate of inflation — according to a new study.
To boost tourism during the fall, Travel Oregon unveiled a new campaign Monday featuring seven large murals in seven small towns.
Six children from Washington have been hospitalized so far this year acute flaccid myelitis, a rare disease similar to polio.
The more people a city has — and the more organized their movements are — the longer its flu season is likely to last, according to new research from Oregon State University.
Half of all doctors report at least one symptom of burnout. A new program in Central Oregon aims to help keep them happy and healthy on the job.
The Oregon Lgislature is considering issuing prescriptions in languages other than English.
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The miniaturization of technology and some clever new machines mean scientists are now getting lots of data — sometimes delivered via phone to the comfort of an office chair.
Legacy Health Systems is being fined $5 million — the largest civil fine ever imposed by the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries.
OHSU announced Monday that it’s going to bring in outside experts to figure out why it had to close its heart transplant program last month. The review is expected to take several months.
Multnomah County wants to know what kind of bridge residents want to see when the Burnside Bridge is replaced or repaired.
Gov. Kate Brown released a new plan Friday for improving the health of Oregonians.
Health care experts think it could be six months or a year before the program is back up and running. Some patients are looking for new heart transplant programs, others are waiting for a restart.
More than 100 carpenters competed in Portland's Dropbox Derby to raise money for charity and showcase their skills.
For years, scientists have wondered why Mount St. Helens is out of line with other volcanoes on the Pacific Northwest’s ring-of-fire. Oregon State University scientists think they now have the answer.
Travel Oregon and the ride-hailing business Lyft are joining forces to offer free covered wagon rides around downtown Portland this week.