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OHSU Actively Recruiting Cardiologists To Restart Heart Transplant Program

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Oregon Health and Science University said it’s actively recruiting cardiologists to restart its shuttered heart transplant program.

Clark County Measles Outbreak At 63 Confirmed Measles Cases, 1 Suspected

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The new case is a child between 1 and 10 years old.

Uranium Ore Stored At Grand Canyon Park Museum May Or May Not Pose Health Risk

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The buckets had apparently been in a basement for decades before being moved to the museum's collection room. OSHA has opened an investigation into the incident.

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Scientists Release Controversial Genetically Modified Mosquitoes In High-Security Lab

The insects were created, using CRISPR, to carry a powerful "gene drive." The mosquitoes could provide a potent weapon against malaria, but they raise fears about unpredictable environmental effects.

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Medical Anthropologist Explores 'Vaccine Hesitancy'

Families learn to be skeptical about vaccines in communities where incomplete vaccination is the norm. A researcher into the phenomenon found that people are ready to listen, if they're heard, too.

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Bugs Vs. Superbugs: Insects Offer Promise In Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance

With the rise of antibiotic-resistant infections, scientists are exploring nature to find new disease-fighting compounds. They're finding them in surprising new places: the microbiomes of insects.

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When Teens Threaten Violence, A Community Responds With Compassion

After years of being beaten up, this teen decided to take justice into his own hands. A school district in Oregon showed him a better way to solve his problems.

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'Not Letting It Define Us' — Walking The Runway With Metastatic Breast Cancer

At a recent fashion show, models came out about their diagnoses – revealing both cancer's scarring effects on their bodies, and their defiant embrace of life.

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Scientific Duo Gets Back To Basics To Make Childbirth Safer

Remarkably little is known about the fundamentals of how a woman carries a baby inside her. Two Columbia University researchers aim to change that, to reduce the number of kids born too soon.

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The Heartbreaking Plight Of Zimbabwe's Doctors

Inflation in Zimbabwe is sky-high — marked by long lines for fuel and ill-equipped hospitals. NPR talks with two doctors who say they don't have the supplies to keep patients, and themselves, safe.

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White House Plan To Stop HIV Faces A Tough Road In Oklahoma

Trump's plan includes a focus on fighting HIV in the rural Midwest and South. But there are doubts in Oklahoma, where the state's uninsured rate and stigmatization of HIV are high.

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Clark County Measles Outbreak Up To 62 Confirmed Cases

One of the new confirmed cases is an adult aged 30-39 years old. Another confirmed case is someone who had one of the recommended two doses of the measles vaccine. 

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Venezuela's Health Crisis Spills Over To Neighboring Countries

Refugees are fleeing to try and get health care. And disease outbreaks across Latin America are being linked back to Venezuela.

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