Tag Archives: Public Health

The coronavirus outbreak is a true test of our trust in government.

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. For any response to a virus outbreak to be effective, people need to heed government officials’ […]
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Wuhan coronavirus case confirmed in Washington state

The United States has its first confirmed case of a new virus that appeared in Wuhan, China, last month, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday. The coronavirus has already sickened hundreds and killed six people in Asia. CDC officials said the United States will be more strict about health screenings of […]
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Overdose danger drops, but Jackson County officials urge caution

Jackson County health officials have lifted a yellow alert that has been in place warning the public of higher than usual nonfatal and fatal overdoses from illicit opioids such as heroin. The number of hospital emergency department admissions for illicit opioid overdoses fell to two patients last week — an average number for the area, […]
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Lawmakers Push Proposal to Ban All Flavored Vaping Products

All flavored vaping products may become banned in Oregon, as state lawmakers look for answers to curb nicotine addiction among Oregon’s youth. Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson, D-Gresham, is backing a proposal this legislative session that would ban all flavored vaping products. Request full-text (State Agency patrons only) Source: Lawmakers Push Proposal to Ban All Flavored […]
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A New Study Shows a Dramatic Increase in E-Scooter Injuries, But Doesn’t Specifically Cite Portland Data

The proportion of e-scooter-related hospital admissions for people 18 to 34 increased by 354 percent. A new study from the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that e-scooter injuries have increased dramatically nationwide in the last year. Source: A New Study Shows a Dramatic Increase in E-Scooter Injuries, But Doesn’t Specifically Cite Portland Data […]
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Catlin Gabel Lawsuit | Facebook Cable | Malheur County | Climate Anxiety – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Facebook has bought a piece of oceanfront property in the small coastal town of Tierra del Mar to use as a landing site for an undersea cable connecting the U.S. and Asia, but residents are concerned the cable would change the character of the Oregon town. We talk with Malheur County public health nurse and emergency preparedness […]
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Health officials suspect dangerous batch of heroin circulating through Oregon

Public health officials suspect an especially dangerous batch of tainted heroin is circulating through Oregon after a rash of overdoses in Douglas County. This tampering may be a deliberate decision by drug dealers. Source: Health officials suspect dangerous batch of heroin circulating through Oregon | KATU

E.P.A. Aims to Reduce Truck Pollution, and Avert Tougher State Controls

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story directly from the source, state employees can access this New York Times story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800.

Cancer Group Finds Biggest One-Year Drop in U.S. Death Rate

Researchers on Wednesday reported the largest-ever one-year decline in the U.S. cancer death rate, a drop they credited to advances in lung-tumor treatments. The overall cancer death rate has been falling about 1.5% a year since 1991. It fell 2.2% from 2016 to 2017, according to the new American Cancer Society report. That’s the largest […]
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Flu season in Central Oregon may be peaking

At Mosaic’s Central Oregon clinics, Ellie Millan has seen roughly a handful of kids with flu symptoms each week since the season began in October. When the children come in within 48 hours of the start of flu-like symptoms, they are tested and given antiviral medication to combat the flu, Millan said. Source: Flu season […]
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