Articles Tagged Health Page 1

Salem's Water Treatment System Upgrades Working
(July 3, 2019, 10:29 am) SALEM, Ore

Salem’s water is clean and safe to drink thanks to water protection measures put in place at the City’s water treatment facility over the past year. Test data shows that these measures are removing cyanotoxins from the raw, untreated North Santiam river water.

Oregon House Passes Tobacco and E-Cigarette Tax
(June 20, 2019, 2:39 pm) SALEM, Ore. House Bill 2270 increases taxes on tobacco products

The Oregon House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill to create an additional sustainable funding mechanism for the Oregon Health Plan by increasing taxes on tobacco products and creating taxes on e-cigarettes and vaping products.

City Lifts Drinking Water Advisory
(July 3, 2018, 6:33 pm) SALEM, Ore (Video)

The City of Salem's City Manager held a press conference to announce that the city will lift the drinking water advisory tomorrow. This is video of that press conference. 


Drinking Water Advisory for Vulnerable Populations Remains in Place
(June 10, 2018, 11:52 am) SALEM, Ore

 The City of Salem said today that test results received this morning from water samples taken on Friday, June 8, indicate the presence of cyanotoxins in the water distribution system are below EPA advisory levels for vulnerable populations. However, as a precautionary measure, the City of Salem is extending the drinking water advisory.

(May 29, 2018, 6:32 pm) SALEM, Ore

The City of Salem says the city’s water system has small amounts of cylindrospermopsin and microcystin (cyanotoxins) in treated drinking water. Levels of toxins have been detected in the water system that supplies water to City of Salem, City of Turner, Suburban East Salem Water District, and Orchard Heights Water Association.

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.