Tag Archives: Public Health

A healthy economy can shorten life spans

The health of a nation’s economy and the health of its people are connected, but in some surprising ways. At times like these, when the economy is strong and unemployment is low, research has found that death rates rise. At least, in the short term. In the long term, economic growth is good for health. […]
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Trump Plays Down Health Hazard in Making Climate Rule Repeal

When President Barack Obama unveiled his plan to pare emissions from U.S. power plants two years ago, he stressed the long-term health benefits: 3,600 fewer premature deaths, 90,000 fewer asthma attacks in children and a decline in hospital visits. Now, the Trump administration is justifying its rollback of the Clean Power Plan by arguing its […]
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Clean needles in Astoria, but no exchange

No takers on first day of pilot program. Clatsop County public health officials stood by with plenty of clean needles Thursday afternoon and were ready to exchange them with anyone in possession of a used one. But they went home at the end of the day with the same stock. Source: Clean needles in Astoria, […]
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LHD renews nursing program agreement

In another three-year deal, Lake Health District (LHD) agreed with Klamath Community College (KCC) to support its rural nursing program, signing another deal on Wednesday, Sept. 27. The contract promises that the district will put forward $225,000 to the KCC nursing program over three years and $45,000 per year, which will go toward the salary […]
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At Forum on Pharmaceutical Costs, Panelists Seek to Dodge Blame

Wednesday’s Oregon Health Forum breakfast, which looked at drug pricing, revealed the complexity of the issue – and the political will necessary to enact any changes. Representatives of the pharmaceutical industry, consumers, drug-management plans and a big health insurer gathered on Wednesday at Portland’s Multnomah Athletic Club, along with an academic and a politician, to […]
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In Defense of Fluoride — Guest Opinion

In a recent Lund Report, commenter Rick North stated a myriad of half-truths in regard to the public health initiative of water fluoridation. So, let’s sort things out, and bring the issue back into reality. Source: In Defense of Fluoride | The Lund Report

A new beach to honor the McCall family’s love of the Willamette: Guest opinion

Audrey McCall, the wife of Oregon Governor Tom McCall, loved to swim. Now she may be lucky enough to have a beach named after her right in Portland on the Willamette River. And knowing her, she would invite all Oregonians to share it, enjoy it and mostly, swim from it. Source: A new beach to […]
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State review highlights strengths and weaknesses at Umatilla County Public Health

The Umatilla County Commission accepted a report Wednesday from the Oregon Health Authority. A review of Umatilla County Public Health by the state described “excellent work” in many areas but also provided a list of needed changes to nine of the 14 categories analyzed. The Umatilla County Commission voted to accept the triennial report from […]
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Bat in Clackamas County tests positive for rabies

Infected animal found at a private residence in rural Estacada, said Clackamas County Health Officer Dr. Sarah Present According to a Sept. 28 news release, the Oregon Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory confirmed that a bat from Clackamas County tested positive for rabies on Sept. 21. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Bat in Clackamas County tests positive […]
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State health assessment community meeting in Madras

The Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division is holding community meetings to get input on the state health assessment. Source: State health assessment community meeting in Madras – KTVZ