OHSU Meets Knight Cancer Challenge

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on June 25, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon Health & Science University has set a fundraising record by meeting the $1 billion challenge from Nike co-founder Phil Knight and his wife Penny.

“Penny and I have total confidence in Brian Druker and the entire OHSU Knight Cancer Institute team to put a stop to a disease that touches each of our lives,” said Phil Knight.

$508 …

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Obama Health Care Law Survives Second Supreme Court Fight

Posted by Associated Press on June 25, 2015
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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court sent a clear message Thursday that President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul is here to stay, rejecting a major challenge that would have imperiled the landmark law and health insurance for millions of Americans.

Whether you call it the Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, or in the words of a dissenting justice, SCOTUScare, Obama’s signature domestic achievement …

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Vancouver Man May Soon Receive Life Saving Kidney

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on June 23, 2015
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VANCOUVER, Wash. — It looks like 46-year-old Scott Warren from Vancouver could be getting the kidney he desperately needs very soon.  He was diagnosed with IgA Nephropathy, a disease in which protein builds up in the kidneys and damages them.

Val Stouffer spoke with Scott Tuesday to get the good news.

He’s opting to look for a live donor because the outcome would …

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A Heart Valve and a Baby

Posted by Mike Turner on June 8, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Katie Dickens came to the Providence five months ago needing open heart surgery to replace an unhealthy heart valve.  But that would put both mother and child at risk instead.

Heart surgeons replaced the valve by threading it through an artery, a treatment never before tried on a pregnant woman in the U.S.

On May 12th, …

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Lawmakers to Outlaw Sale of E-Cigarettes to Minors

Posted by Associated Press on May 12, 2015
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SALEM, Ore. — Oregon Senators advanced a measure Monday banning the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors and requiring the inhalant devices be controlled like tobacco products, joining a vast movement of other states pursuing stricter regulations around “vaping.”

“We know that that nicotine impacts brain development and is highly addictive. And yet young people are targeted through advertisements which promote …

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