Dr. Dean Sidelinger, Oregon’s state health officer

Oregon officials watching for Omicron, urge vaccinations, boosters ‘soon as possible’

No cases of the latest variation of Covid-19 have been reported in the U.S. – but they are expected The Oregon Health Authority said Monday...
Nurses caring for patient

Medical professionals want mental health program extended to Oregon nurses

The Oregon Wellness Program now offers free and confidential therapy sessions to doctors, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, podiatrists and dentists The pandemic’s been tough on...
Masked elementary students

State lifts outside mask requirement, requires unvaccinated students exposed to Covid-19 test to stay...

The heads of the Oregon Health Authority and the Department of Education announced loosened  Covid-19 requirements for students and the public. Students who are vaccinated...
Carving turkey

U.S. food safety experts offer tips for Thanksgiving

The pandemic has not gone away, but the focus on Thursday will be on food and loved ones, not on disease. But Thanksgiving can also...
Oregon State Hospital in Salem

Oregon State Hospital annex in Junction City adding 24 patients

Originally published by Oregon Capital Chronicle. For more coverage related to Oregon state government, politics and policy, visit the Oregon Capital Chronicle website. Oregon State...
Nurses in scrubs

Nurse shortage in Oregon impairing health care, advocates say

The usual checks and balances in the medical system designed to promote healing are showing cracks, they say Originally published by Oregon Capital Chronicle. For...
Caregiver-patient artwork

Legislator again proposes early release of terminally ill prisoners in Oregon

Originally published by Oregon Capital Chronicle. For more coverage related to Oregon state government, politics and policy, visit the Oregon Capital Chronicle website. Oregon lawmakers...
Children's Farm Home

Children in crisis: Improvement is slow for distressed Oregon families

New beds for psychiatric residential treatment and intensive therapy will help, state officials say Originally published by Oregon Capital Chronicle. For more coverage related to...
Children's Farm Home

Children in crisis: Pandemic sparked exodus of employees in children’s mental health system

Specialists say their employees aren’t coming back because the pay is poor and the job is difficult Originally published by Oregon Capital Chronicle. For more...
Rainy Williams and her 8-year-old son

Children in crisis: ‘Bottlenecked’ mental health system leaves kids untreated

Providers say they’re seeing an increasing number of children with severe mental health issues Originally published by Oregon Capital Chronicle. For more coverage related to...
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