Tag Archives: Health

Greenlick’s CCO bill generates opposition — from CCOs

Rep. Mitch Greenlick says he wants to bring more transparency to the state’s 16 coordinated care organizations, which provide services to nearly 1 million Oregonians on Medicaid. But his effort hasn’t been met with open arms by the CCOs themselves, who he says are fighting his proposed bill “with guns blazing.” Source: Greenlick’s CCO bill […]
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OHSU sued after man bleeds to death

The limit on lawsuit payouts has been particularly controversial for OHSU, with its hospital and associated medical clinics. A wrongful death lawsuit filed against Oregon Health & Science University could circumvent a $3 million cap on payouts by state government entities imposed by the Oregon Legislature. Source: Oregon Local News – OHSU sued after man […]
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Recreational Marijuana Boom Leaves Vulnerable Patients Behind

New regulations and procedures in cannabis licensing have slowed patient access to medical marijuana. Meanwhile, profits are prompting medical growers to switch to recreational sales. Source: Recreational Marijuana Boom Leaves Vulnerable Patients Behind | The Lund Report

Nature Time Improves Your Well-Being, Says OSU Study

Researchers at Oregon State University have found that people who spend time in nature feel greater life satisfaction. That’s certainly true for Gig Harbor, Washington, resident Bill Coughlin, who recently spent the day hiking with his kids at Smith Rock State Park near Terrebonne, Oregon. Source: Nature Time Improves Your Well-Being, Says OSU Study . News | […]
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Study links diet soda to higher risk of stroke, dementia

The study said people drinking diet soda daily are almost three times as likely to develop stroke and dementia as those who consumed it weekly or less.   Source: Study links diet soda to higher risk of stroke, dementia – The Washington Post

Oregon Legislative Update

Oregon lawmakers have been at work for about three months now during the 2017 Legislative session. We’ll get an update from OPB political reporter Chris Lehman about how they’re moving forward with health, education, corporate taxes and the $1.6 billion budget gap. Source: Oregon Legislative Update | The Nez Perce War . Radio | OPB

Opioids a scourge that badly needs an answer | Editorials

A few years ago, not very many people outside of the medical professions and, perhaps, law enforcement, had even heard of “opioids,” much less realized the danger they had become. Source: Opioids a scourge that badly needs an answer | Editorials | heraldandnews.com

Soda pop tax is punitive and biased: Editorial

Don’t breastfeed? Well, you should. Good mothers breastfeed because doctors say it’s healthier for babies. Parents shouldn’t allow their babies to drink formula, so government should change that behavior by taxing it. Ridiculous, huh? Policy-making by judgment and public shaming isn’t pretty, logical or fair. But that’s the same reasoning behind a soda pop tax […]
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Oregon Lawmakers Consider Bill To Delay, Relax Physical Education Requirements

Oregon schools might get a break when it comes to providing physical education classes. Ten years ago, state lawmakers approved a bill mandating how much PE time children in grades K-8 must get each week. Source: Oregon Lawmakers Consider Bill To Delay, Relax Physical Education Requirements | NW News Network

Lawmakers consider medical pot use at school

Meagan Holt sat in the front row of a committee hearing earlier this week holding her 4-year-old daughter Maddie in one arm and a syringe filled with cannabis oil in the other.“Cannabis is what’s kept her alive all this time,” Holt said. “She isn’t supposed to be here.” Source: Lawmakers consider medical pot use at […]
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