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
Narcan

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
Naloxone_Kit

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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Alzheimer’s Devices Can Save Lives

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on November 19, 2014
alzheimers-caregivers

Jeremy Scott contributed to this story

PORTLAND, Ore. — The fact that another person in Portland has died when they lost communication with family and searchers lead us to ask some serious questions about what could be done to prevent an Alzheimer’s patient from wondering away without a trace.

Sarah Holland, Program Director of the Alzheimer’s Association of Oregon says 60,000 people in the …

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It Looks Like Candy, But With Nicotine Base

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on November 13, 2014
Fake Candy tobacco instead

PORTLAND, Ore. — Kids as young as 8 or 10 can walk into convenience stores and buy e-cigarettes and products that look like candy or lip gloss.  There are 8,000 flavors of liquid nicotine available.

Flavored tobacco and nicotine products are skyrocketing in Multnomah County.  One in four retailers sold tobacco products to minors last year.

Dr. Jennifer Vines says by partnering with …

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