It Looks Like Candy, But With Nicotine Base

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on November 13, 2014
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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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From Oregon: Ebola Isolation Suite

Posted by Steve Leader on November 6, 2014
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A Redmond, Oregon company has created a product to make life easier for people who may possibly be infected with the Ebola virus.

BasX Solutions CEO Dave Benson says the Ebola Isolation Suite is like a surgical suite, travel trailer, and luxury condo, rolled into one.  Prices range from $20,000 to $200,000.

Benson says, while the Suite is geared …

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It May Pay To Lighten Up

Posted by Steve Leader on September 17, 2014
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Oregon State University researchers have found a possible link between taking things too seriously and early death.

A team from O.S.U., along with Boston University, and Chonbuk National University in Korea, analyzed roughly 20-years of data from the Department of Veteran’s Affairs.

Researchers looked at two types of stress: the kinds that comes from everyday hassles, such as traffic jams, …

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OHSU Gets Live-Saving Gift

Posted by Jeremy Scott on July 28, 2014
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PORTLAND — Oregon Health and Science University’s Knight Cancer Institute is a whole lot closer to its $1 billion fundraising goal to enter the next generation of cancer detection and treatment.

An anonymous donor handed over $100 million in what is the one of the largest pledges ever to OHSU.

“We embrace the opportunity and responsibility of using this investment to take the …

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Remember Your Ears On The Fourth

Posted by Steve Leader on July 2, 2014
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Children are more sensitive to extremely loud noises than adults.  That’s according to Christi Sperry.   The audiologist specialist with Providence Women’s and Children’s Services says if your child is startled by the sound of a firework, that’s usually a good indicator it’s too loud.

Sperry says fireworks are among the loudest environmental noises that we endure.  She says adults …

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