Albany Girl Has Enterovirus D68

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on January 20, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — 6-year-old McKenzie Andersen had a cold last month.  Now she’s been admitted to Randall Children’s Hospital in Portland completely paralyzed.  Doctors believe the girl has suffered from complications of Enterovirus D68.  She’s listed in fair condition.

Previous to the Albany case, the CDC reported four Oregon cases, one in Bend and three others in Multnomah County.  All four …

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Hawks On Health

Posted by Steve Leader on January 9, 2015
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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and cornerback Richard Sherman debuted today on YouTube to remind people to sign up for insurance at Healthcare.gov.

The deadline to enroll for 2015 health care coverage is February 15th.


Hospitals Restricting Visitors Due to Flu Outbreak

Posted by Jeremy Scott on January 9, 2015
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Photo Courtesy: Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Centers for Disease Control says the flu outbreak has reached epidemic levels unusually early in the season and because of that, hospitals are restricting the number of visitors to keep it from spreading.

Nearly one-third of people who came to Legacy hospitals in Oregon and Southwest Washington sick last week tested positive for the flu. …

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Salem Police Get OnBoard

Posted by Steve Leader on January 8, 2015
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SALEM, Ore. — One day after the Portland Police Bureau announced a pilot project to equip a small number of officers with Narcan, an antidote that can save lives of heroin users, Salem Police announced they’ll do the same.

Police say having Narcan in patrol cars can save precious minutes when officers arrive before paramedics on scene at a heroin overdose.

Salem …

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Will This Make A Difference?

Posted by Steve Leader on January 7, 2015
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A small number of Portland Police officers will soon add something new to their tool boxes. It’s known as Narcan, an antidote for heroin overdoses.

Local paramedics, including Portland Fire and Rescue, have been using Narcan to save lives of people suffering life-threatening drug overdoses.

Police in some other parts of the U.S. have been administering Narcan when officers arrive before medical personnel.  …

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