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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.