Category Archives: Health Authority

Here’s how food truck health inspections are conducted in Salem

As food truck interest grows in the Salem area, so does the demand and pressure on food truck proprietors. So what keeps a truck’s kitchen from getting sloppy, or worse, dangerous? Source: Here’s how food truck health inspections are conducted in Salem

Study links easier access to medical marijuana with reduced number of opioid deaths

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the opioid epidemic in the U.S. kills on average more than 115 people a day.Researchers at the RAND Corporation wanted to know if medical marijuana can help lower the number of overdose deaths. Source: Study links easier access to medical marijuana with reduced number of opioid deaths […]
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La Pine man indicted on illegal marijuana grow charges

A La Pine man who allegedly grew far more than the legal number of medical marijuana plants has been indicted on two criminal counts after a raid in a snowboard theft case turned up nearly 160 plants on one property. Deschutes County officials said Tuesday it underscores their concern that the state is not adequately […]
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Making the most of Oregon’s moment of health care stability: Guest opinion

What a difference a week made for health care in Oregon. In January, the state’s health care system faced big, unsettling questions. Would voters preserve Medicaid expansion? Would Congress ever renew coverage for 120,000 Oregon children? Today, we know the answers were ‘Yes.’ As a result, health care in Oregon is enjoying an unusual moment […]
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Silverton High suicides leave community grieving

A student suicide has again deeply grieved the Silverton High School community. The most recent death, officially addressed Feb. 7 in a district-wide message by Silver Falls Superintendent Andy Bellando, follows the suicide of another Silverton High student last spring. Source: Silverton High suicides leave community grieving

What you need to know about Immunization Exclusion Day

Immunization Exclusion Day is Wednesday, Feb. 21, which means children who are not up to date on statewide required vaccinations, or do not have a valid exemption on file, will be excluded from attending school. Here’s a rundown of the information you need to know about Immunization Exclusion Day: Source: What you need to know about Immunization Exclusion […]
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Oregon Seniors Are Not Practicing Safe Sex

Multnomah County men over 55 contract syphilis at nine times the rate of teenagers. According to the Oregon Health Authority, seniors around the state are contracting sexually transmitted diseases at a steadily increasing rate. According to the Oregon Health Authority, seniors around the state are contracting sexually transmitted diseases at a steadily increasing rate, KATU-TV first reported.  Source: […]
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Pot store manager sees ‘green rush’

Washington County forum audience is told some will succeed, others fail as cannabis industry emerges from 2014 Oregon vote for legalization for recreational use. The manager of a Beaverton cannabis store says many people — maybe too many — seek to cash in as producers and retailers in a growing industry spurred by Oregon’s legalization […]
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Meth deaths reach opioid-crisis levels

Deaths connected to the use of methamphetamine have hit higher rates than previously recorded in Oregon, surpassing the death rates from heroin and nearly matching the rates from opioids, according to state figures. Source: Meth deaths reach opioid-crisis levels

Oregon meth-related deaths higher than ever as opioid deaths decline

Meth-related deaths are higher now than they’ve ever been in Oregon, surpassing levels in the mid-2000s, Oregon Health Authority to investigate. Source: Oregon meth-related deaths higher than ever as opioid deaths decline