Flu Season in Oregon

Flu Season in Oregon

With the arrival of cooler temperatures and fall colors also means the arrival of flu season. Health officials are not sure of when the first cases will be reported, but it’s likely right around the corner. As the flu vaccine can take up to two weeks to be effective,...
Measles Outbreak in Oregon

Measles Outbreak in Oregon

During the month of August, two cases of measles were reported in the Portland-metro area. Officials are now warning anyone who was in the area to watch out for any symptoms of the disease. Measles often starts with a cough, fever, runny nose and red eyes followed by...
The State of Oregon’s Healthcare Workforce

The State of Oregon’s Healthcare Workforce

Over the next ten years, health systems will add more job’s to Oregon’s economy than any other industry. The health industry is constantly growing and changing, due to the fast advancement of medical technology. One field of healthcare jobs where there is a...
What Oregon is Doing about Physician Burnout

What Oregon is Doing about Physician Burnout

Burnout is one of the most significant problems facing physicians today, and one that is rarely talked about. Physician burnout is a long-term stress reaction marked by emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and a lack of sense of personal accomplishment. It causes...
Death by Dignity Act

Death by Dignity Act

On Oct. 27, 1997, Oregon made history as the first state in the country to pass a Death with Dignity Act, which makes physician-assisted suicide. As the 20th anniversary of that law draws near, a look at the statistics shows that a great many people have used the law...