Tag Archives: Health Care/Medical Care

Protect funding for Medicare home health services

It’s been called a “Silver Tsunami,” but its reach extends far beyond Oregon’s 360 miles of breathtaking coastline. This storm reaches into every corner of the state – challenging infrastructure that thousands upon thousands of Oregon seniors depend on. Source: Protect funding for Medicare home health services

New OHSU leader says partnerships can improve health care

Oregon Health & Science University’s new president wants even more partnerships between the Portland research, education and health care institution and Southern Oregon. Dr. Danny Jacobs is making the rounds this week in the Rogue Valley, visiting with health care, business and education representatives about partnerships already in place and what more can be done. […]
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State postpones emergency surgery motion for teen cancer patient Kylee Dixon

Court hearing planned for Friday for Kylee Dixon, 13-year-old whose mother wants to treat her cancer with CBD. A Wilsonville teen and her mother have been fighting the state for the past several months, arguing that they should be able to treat the girl’s cancer with CBD oil instead of surgery to remove the tumor. […]
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Portland leads West Coast among ‘best places to retire’ 

Portland leads West Coast among ‘best places to retire’. U.S News & World Reports says the Portland area is the 20th best American metro to retire – and the highest-ranked among West Coast cities. The rankings released Tuesday cover 125 of the nation’s largest metro areas and takes into account housing affordability, a happiness index, desirability, retiree […]
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Why health care is concerned with housing

You can’t attain your highest level of health without a home. Housing is a cornerstone to health — physical and mental, yes, and also in terms of engagement to care. Barriers caused by homelessness become barriers to people’s health in that the one continually affects the other. Because of this, housing is among the most […]
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Healthcare organizations join with county, city to build homeless housing with 24-hour support

Construction is expected to begin this fall on a 51-unit apartment complex near Autzen Stadium with 24-hour, in-house services for the homeless, and qualifying for housing will not require extensive screenings or sobriety.The Commons on MLK is a $13 million project by Homes For Good, Lane County’s low-income housing authority.Four Oregon healthcare organizations — Kaiser […]
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Here’s what happened in the vaping crisis this week

The furor over vaping reached a crescendo this week with two congressional hearings, hundreds of new cases of a mysterious lung disease, upheaval at e-cigarette maker Juul and canceled merger plans. The furor over vaping reached a crescendo this week with two congressional hearings, hundreds of new cases of a mysterious lung disease, upheaval at e-cigarette maker […]
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On-Site Health Care Could Help Seniors Stay at Home

Forty affordable housing complexes are in an innovative federal program. The “two super fantastic ladies” — as one resident calls them — at the Weinberg Villages senior housing complex are operating quasi-undercover. Sure, they serve up smiles, friendly chit-chat and treats for four-legged visitors. But while they’re smiling and talking to the residents here, they’ve […]
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Abortion rate at all-time low, study says

According to a study published by the Guttmacher Institute, abortion rates in the U.S. are on the decline and currently they are the lowest they have been since Roe v. Wade passed in 1973. In their report, released Wednesday, they say from 2011 to 2017 the rate of abortions in the U.S. dropped from nearly […]
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Oregon Launches Campaign Giving Medicaid Patients A Choice

The Oregon Health Authority is launching a campaign to alert hundreds of thousands of low-income Oregonians that they will soon be able to choose between two insurance companies for their government-funded health coverage. Request full-text (for State Agency patrons only) Source: Oregon Launches Campaign Giving Medicaid Patients A Choice | The Lund Report