Will This Make A Difference?

Posted by Steve Leader on January 7, 2015

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

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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From Oregon: Ebola Isolation Suite

Posted by Steve Leader on November 6, 2014

Photo courtesy: Associated Press

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

Photo courtesy: www.psypost.org

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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