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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.
Medical students at Oregon Health and Science University think they found the longest-lived person with transposed organs during anatomy class.
It’s been 19 days since Clark County, Washington, last announced a new case of measles. The public health department is cautiously optimistic the outbreak is ending.
An Oregon watchdog has highlighted the benefits of shopping around for medications in a new report.
New CART-T therapy study shows 40 percent of lymphoma patients are in remission after 19 months. But the one-shot cure costs $373,000.
The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute is trying a new system of clinical trials. Instead of sticking to accepted cancer treatments, doctors are now using every tool at their disposal to cure each individual patient's cancer.
Not one, but two Oregon hospital systems announced Thursday that they’ll be running heart transplant programs.
Oregon now has a second outbreak of measles to deal with. The case confirmed in Marion County Tuesday is not linked the outbreak in Vancouver, Washington.
The U.S. Surgeon General was in the Pacific Northwest Wednesday to highlight the measles outbreak.
Norma Paulus, who served as Oregon’s first female secretary of state and was the Republican nominee for governor in 1986, died early Thursday in a Portland care facility.
Legislators considered a handful of cannabis bills in Salem Thursday. One would allow the state to limit production based on market demand.
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Lawmakers will hold a public hearing Thursday on whether to allow cannabis cafes in Oregon. But permitting indoor smoking is a tall order.
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The small town of Oakridge, Oregon, in the Willamette National Forest, has been cut off by snow for three days now. It could be a week before residents get power again.
Oregon Health and Science University said it’s actively recruiting cardiologists to restart its shuttered heart transplant program.
A Portland memory center is testing a new drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease and wants new patients to enroll.
The Clark County measles outbreak is showing signs of leveling off at 53 cases. And public health officials haven’t identified any new locations where people may have been exposed.