Health Officials Investigate Death of UO Student

Posted by Associated Press on February 18, 2015
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EUGENE, Ore. — A female University of Oregon student who was a member of the school’s acrobatics and tumbling team has died. A county public health official says the death is being investigated for any links to a recent outbreak of a contagious bacterial infection.

The university’s athletics department identified the student who died Tuesday afternoon as 18-year-old freshman Lauren Jones.

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Third University of Oregon Student Diagnosed with Meningococcemia

Posted by Brett Reckamp on February 9, 2015
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Lane County Public Health says two females and now a male student has been diagnosed with a form of meningitis called meningococcemia.  It’s a very serious and even potentially deadly bacterial infection.  The first case came in January while the next two happened back to back this month.

Jason Davis tells KXL it is passed by close contact.  It takes at …

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Multnomah County Considering E-Cigarette and Vaping Restrictions

Posted by Brett Reckamp on February 5, 2015

Multnomah County Chairperson Deborah Kafoury and the rest of the Board of Commissioners took more public testimony Thursday on e-cigarettes and vaping.  They want to establish a minimum age of 18, limit the use of e-cigarettes in public place and create a licensing system for retailers.

The majority of those who spoke were very much in favor or stronger e-cigarette regulations. …

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Living In A World With No Smiles

Posted by Jim Ferretti on January 22, 2015

Portland Ore – I express myself with……   That’s the question being asked by a professor and a group of students at Oregon State University. It’s part of an awareness campaign for Moebius Syndrome.

(Original Radio Story Below)


Moebius Syndrome is a rare neurological condition that affects around 20 of every 1,000,000 people born each year.  Many grow up to lead normal lives …

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Washington State AG Wants to Raise Smoking Age to 21

Posted by Brett Reckamp on January 21, 2015

Bob Ferguson wants his state to be the first in the country to raise the minimum age for smoking from 18 to 21.  He introduced a bill into the state house that would amend the constitution.

Nearly 50 American cities, most of them on the east coast have already raised the minimum smoking age.  Several other states are working on similar …

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