Poo Pourri-The Sweet Smell Of Success

Posted by Dan Mitchinson on January 27, 2014

Suzy Batiz has been working for years to get rid of foul bathroom odors.

“My husband is the inspiration” she says laughing during a recent phone interview. “He’s a very stinky guy.”

After nine months of testing homemade formulas on her husband, kids and friends, Batiz came up with a winning formula.

“My backgrounds with aroma therapies, I love to …

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Students Return to Class After Norovirus Outbreak

Posted by Jeremy Scott on January 21, 2014

BEAVERTON — Students returned to Rock Creek Elementary School on Tuesday for the first time since more than 100 of them and some of their teachers got sick from the highly contagious norovirus last week.

There were still some feeling sick and they stayed home.  65 students were absent, which is way higher than usual.

“This illness is undoubtedly causing some of this …

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Emergency Rooms Overflowing With Sick People

Posted by Jeremy Scott on January 14, 2014

PORTLAND — Hospitals across the state have been busy for weeks with an increase of people sick from the flu and now the norovirus.

The numbers have been fluctuating, but OHSU was treating about 25 influenza patients as of Tuesday.

“One thing you can predict about influenza is that it’s going to be unpredictable.  But generally once it hits in a big …

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H1N1 Flu Strand Claims Another Oregon Life

Posted by Brett Reckamp on January 8, 2014

53-year-old Suzie Mahaffey died in a Salem hospital Tuesday morning.  She reportedly came down with Bronchitis on December 29th and never got better.

Multnomah County Health Officer Dr. Justin Denny says the number of flu cases are not up, but the severity of the cases is far worse than in recent years.  He says this year’s H1N1 Strand is the same …

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Flu Blamed For Deaths and Illnesses

Posted by Jeremy Scott on January 6, 2014

PORTLAND — Emergency rooms around the metro area have been swamped with flu victims of late.  Doctors say H1N1, also known as swine flu, which caused a pandemic in 2009 is back.

At least seven people have died in Oregon and around 180 have been hospitalized.  One of the deaths was a 5-year-old Eugene boy who got sick on Christmas day and …

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