Articles Tagged Health Page 1

A Kidney for Stanley
(January 7, 2018, 5:39 pm) SPOKANE, Wa Anyone With Blood Type O is a Possible Match

 A young father who has been fighting for his life since birth needs the publics help fast. Stanley Meshell, a 29 year old father of two boys along side his wife Nichole Denison reside in Spokane, Wa, where he is waiting for a potential kidney donor.

Marion County Health Department Announces Prescription Drug Turn In
(October 19, 2017, 4:38 pm) KEIZER, Ore Keizer PD, MCSO, and Others Partner With the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency

Keizer Police told Salem News Journal that this one-day event encourages citizens to properly dispose of expired or unwanted medications at designated collection sites to keep drugs out of the wrong hands and out of the environment.

Pictured (L to R): Polk County commissioner Mike Ainsworth; Cheryl Wolfe, Salem Health president and
West Valley Hospital Recognized as Outstanding Community Partner
(August 28, 2017, 8:01 pm) DALLAS, Ore.

West Valley Hospital was recognized by the Polk County board of commissioners as an Outstanding Community Partner in a ceremony at the Polk County Courthouse on Aug. 16.

Mobile First Aid / Health Care Clinic
Mobile Health Care Clinic for North Santiam Canyon Communities Through Tuesday
(August 20, 2017, 2:27 pm) SALEM, Ore. Anyone experiencing a medical emergency should contact 9-1-1

A mobile health care clinic located in the North Santiam Canyon is open for services to visitors and community members seeking non-emergency medical care. The medical clinic was established as part of eclipse planning to ensure convenient easily accessible medical care. 

Oregon State Capitol Building
Governor Signs SB 111 Giving Schools Resources to Have Nurses on Staff
(August 11, 2017, 12:10 pm) SALEM, Ore

SB 111 allows schools to provide nurses to help keep their students healthy, and to bill Medicaid for those services. The bill passed the Senate and House of Representatives unanimously.

Reps. Wilson And Parrish Call For CPR Training For Teachers
(June 3, 2015, 4:53 pm) SALEM, Ore. Measure Requires life-saving training for educators; Legislators Call For Bill To Be Referred to “Live” Committee

Recently, the Oregon Legislature passed a bill to require that high schools teach students critical life-saving skills, including CPR.

HB 3558, filed this week by Representatives Carl Wilson (RGrants Pass) and Julie Parrish (R-West Linn), would require teachers be certified in CPR, as well. The bill has been referred to the House Education committee, where previous attempts to enact such legislation have been stonewalled.

Oregon House Votes to Expand Access to Birth Control
(June 2, 2015, 1:34 pm) SALEM, Ore. HB 2879 would allow pharmacists to prescribe contraceptives

The Oregon House today voted 50-10 to approve House Bill 2879, which will allow pharmacists to prescribe and dispense hormonal contraceptives and birth control pills, greatly increasing access.

Is Salem's Water Supply Safe
(June 1, 2015, 3:47 pm) SALEM, Ore

High levels of algae toxin detected at the Detroit Reservoir prompted the Oregon Health Authority on May 15 to issue a warning to avoid its waters. The warning was lifted the following week, but the incident served as a reminder that the North Santiam River and its tributaries can sometimes hold blue-green algae toxins.

Photo Courtesy of USDA
High Toxin Levels in Detroit Reservoir
(May 15, 2015, 6:48 pm) DETROIT, Ore A health advisory is being issued today for Detroit Lake

High toxin levels found in reservoir in Linn and Marion counties. A health advisory is being issued today for Detroit Lake, located 46 miles southeast of Salem on the North Santiam River in Linn and Marion counties. Water monitoring has confirmed the presence of blue-green algae and the toxins they produce.

PGE Foundation
PGE Foundation Grants $100K To OHSU Knight Cancer Challenge
(October 6, 2014, 9:42 am) PORTLAND, Ore. Completes More Than $1 Million in Foundation Giving for 2014

PGE Foundation, the corporate foundation of Portland General Electric, announced a $100,000 grant in support of Oregon Health & Science University's Knight Cancer Challenge, a fundraising campaign inspired by a pledge from Phil and Penny Knight to provide $500 million to fund pioneering cancer research if OHSU can raise an equal amount in two years.