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Oregon health officials on masks: Follow recommendations

4 hours ago · A top public health official is deeply concerned about the capacity of hospitals statewide as the delta variant of COVID-19 spreads rapidly among unvaccinated people. “Capacity is …

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Worried about breakthrough COVID cases

(9 days ago) Realistically, health officials can't count every case, so this careful, long-term surveillance, along with calculations to extrapolate those findings, gives a fuller picture of how much virus is

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Mental Health

(8 days ago) New Mental Health Unit Opens At Oregon State Penitentiary. The Oregon Department of Corrections cut the ribbon on a new behavioral health unit at …

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A CDC document gives new details on just how dangerous the

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Medical groups back vaccine requirements for health workers

(Just Now) New vaccine mandates are coming for government employees and health care workers. By Laurel Wamsley (NPR) July 26, 2021 3:23 p.m. New York City …

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The VA will mandate vaccines for its health workers in

(7 days ago) The Portland VA Health System is the first health care system in Oregon to require the vaccination; state law has prevented other hospitals from adopting such mandates for …

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CDC urges vaccinated people to mask up indoors in places

(9 days ago) 2 days ago · For weeks, many public health experts had been nudging the agency to change its policy, arguing that fully vaccinated people should wear masks in indoor settings, especially in areas where

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A right to health care

(9 days ago) The Hope Amendment would ask Oregon voters to change the state constitution to make health care a fundamental right. If approved by the state House on Wednesday, it …

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COVID-19 surge is straining Eastern Oregon hospitals

(9 days ago) 1 day ago · The Portland VA Health System is the first health care system in Oregon to require the vaccination; state law has prevented other hospitals from adopting such mandates for …

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Public health experts call on CDC to change its mask

(1 days ago) The summer surge in COVID-19 cases is an unwelcome surprise for health officials and experts who thought, for a brief period, that the U.S. had the …

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Portland police killed 2 people this year. Both sought

(2 days ago) 2 days ago · Mental health care resources statewide have long been criticized for deprioritizing people with moderate needs and instead waiting until conditions are …

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Oregon officials: COVID an urgent threat to the

(7 days ago) Oregon public health officials say the delta variant of COVID-19 poses an urgent threat to more than 1.5 million Oregonians who aren’t yet vaccinated.

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Oregon's Most (And Least) Healthy Counties

(3 days ago) The County Health Rankings and Roadmaps report breaks down health from counties across the country into myriad factors like quality of life, the …

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Oregon tries drive-through clinic, National Guard to speed

(8 days ago) Over the weekend, health systems and county public health departments worked to ramp up the number of doses administered. The focus: getting the COVID-19 vaccine to first responders and health

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Live updates: Oregon reports younger deaths from COVID

(3 days ago) Health agency data on death and survival rates by age show that through Friday shows that very few people younger than 50 have died of the virus, and death rates are particularly higher for those

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Can Oregon employers require COVID-19 vaccination

(8 days ago) Health professionals from Kaiser Permanente, Legacy, OHSU, and Providence prepare for the opening of a COVID-19 vaccination clinic being held at …

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Multnomah County recommends masks in indoor spaces

(3 days ago) Multnomah County Public Health is strongly recommending that everyone 5 and older wear masks in all indoor public spaces, regardless of whether they …

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Hospitals have started posting their prices online. Here’s

(4 days ago) KHN (Kaiser Health News) is a national newsroom that produces in-depth journalism about health issues. Together with Policy Analysis and Polling, KHN is …

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Not Enough Is Known About Smoke's Effect On Wildland

(4 days ago) Rick Swan, director of health and safety occupational services for the International Association of Firefighters and a 30-year veteran of CalFire, says studies have shown negative health

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With the delta variant spreading fast, is it time to mask

(5 days ago) And health researcher Ali Mokdad of the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation says he would like the CDC to reinstate a mask mandate nationwide, given the …

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New Oregon guidance leaves COVID-19 decisions up to school

(8 days ago) The state’s guidance precedes that priority with an emphasis on equity, and “promoting educational systems that support every child’s identity, health and well-being, beauty, and strengths.”

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Oregon Reports Record Number Of Daily COVID-19 Cases

(3 days ago) Oregon reports 282 new coronavirus cases. The Oregon Health Authority announced Wednesday 282 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 diagnoses in the state, and four additional deaths due to the

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COVID-19 outbreak reported at Vancouver, Washington

(5 days ago) An outbreak of COVID-19 traced to a patient floor at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver has sickened at least 10 patients and four employees in the last few days.

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Details scarce about mass vaccination site planned in

(8 days ago) When Gov. Jay Inslee announced on Jan. 18 that Clark County would transform its local fairgrounds into a mass vaccination site, it was news to many — including some in the county health

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The delta variant surge in Oregon: What you need to know

(8 days ago) 2 days ago · On Tuesday, the Oregon Health Authority reported 1,032 new cases of COVID-19. The last time the state reported more than 1,000 new cases in a day was at the peak of the spring surge in April.

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Oregon Health Authority issues new guidance for mask

(Just Now) The Oregon Health Authority said this week that businesses and venue operators can establish more restrictive mask policies at their own discretion. …

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A Year After Deep Cuts, Harney County Hopes Public Health

(4 days ago) A year ago, the Harney County Health Department was in trouble. Now, despite staff and budget cuts, it could be key to the county's efforts to be the first in Oregon to reopen its economy.

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Southeast Asian countries struggle to contain a

(2 days ago) An increasing number of health workers are reportedly dying from COVID-19, too. According to the Mitigation Team of the Indonesian Medical Association, a physicians' network known as …

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Citing delta variant, Washington state urges indoor masks

(6 days ago) The Department of Health and Gov. Jay Inslee aren’t formally reinstating mask mandates or other measures yet, Lindquist said. Lindquist's recommendation was echoed by the top public health

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Friday Updates: OHA Issues New Guidance On Masks, Camps

(2 days ago) UPDATE (5:48 p.m. PT) — The Oregon Health Authority issued new guidance Friday on a range of issues related to Oregon reopening amid the …

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Bend Police Incorporate Yoga, Mindfulness Into Officer

(1 days ago) Vincent and Beekman launched a health and wellness program for the Bend Police Department and called it the Johnny Lawrence Project. It included a head-to-toe assessment. They looked at strength

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How Coronavirus Threatens The Recovery Of Some Who

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Pandemic-related stressors may be leading to more gun

(5 days ago) Those in violence prevention work have called gun violence in this country an epidemic for decades. Now, there’s a health pandemic layered on top, which has only exacerbated it.

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Oregon heat wave linked to hospitalizations and drownings

(8 days ago) In response, health departments across the state are urging people to make a plan for how to stay cool, take advantage of cooling centers, and check on neighbors and family.

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Oregon Legislature considers bill to create local crisis

(3 days ago) The proposal would allocate $10 million from the state general fund for local grants to fund two-person mobile crisis teams such as an EMT and licensed mental health provider, social worker or

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Almost all staff quit Curry County Public Health, OHA

(1 days ago) Public Health Administrator Sherrié Ward is the county’s only staff member left in the health department. Her husband, Curry County Sheriff John Ward, spoke at …

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After declines, Oregon again sees rise in COVID-19 cases

(9 days ago) Health experts point to the highly contagious delta variant, first detected in India, as a factor as state and federal officials continue to warn about a “pandemic of the unvaccinated.”

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Oregon Reports Nearly 150 New Known Coronavirus Cases

(3 days ago) Health officials in Clark County announced Thursday that 12 more residents have tested positive for COVID-19.In total, 671 people have tested positive in Clark County, and 28 …

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Some Oregon hospitals vaccinating employees who may not

(Just Now) Federal guidelines say that health system staff in roles like billing and food services can be at the front of the line for the COVID-19 vaccine if they might be exposed to COVID-19 at their

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Oregon officials blame ‘glitch’ after offering 11,000

(4 days ago) Health professionals from Kaiser Permanente, Legacy, OHSU, and Providence prepare for the opening of a COVID-19 vaccination clinic being held at …

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Oregon’s mental health system falls short for people of

(5 days ago) Related Stories Black Oregonians struggle to find mental health care amid increasing need. For years, Oregon has consistently ranked among the worst in the nation for access to mental health care

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Lake Oswego to require masks for young students while

(3 days ago) 2 days ago · The plan states the district will also foster “a culture of respect for each person’s health and safety.” Nearby Oregon City’s district recommendations mirror the state’s language too.

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Rodents, Pigeons And Gas Leaks: Issues Plague Portland

(4 days ago) For more than a year, volunteers, staff and social workers have questioned the health and safety of Human Solutions Family Center, Portland's largest shelter for families with children.

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Oregon Lawmakers Tout Local Mental Health Programs, But

(6 days ago) Tucked into the OHA budget is a $15.4 million cut to county-based mental health programs. The money being axed, advocates say, is slated for efforts that might be most effective at keeping people

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A hospital charged more than $700 for each push of

(3 days ago) A hospital charged more than $700 for each push of medicine through her IV. Claire Lang-Ree was in a lab coat taking a college chemistry class …

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Oregon Shuts Down Portland Nursing Home

(1 days ago) Oregon health officials report more than 70 new coronavirus cases. Health officials in Oregon Tuesday reported 72 new confirmed coronavirus …

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