What Oregon is Doing to Stop the Spread of STIs

What Oregon is Doing to Stop the Spread of STIs

In 2017, a record number of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) were reported in the United States. There were close to 2.3 million cases of chlamydia, syphilis and gonorrhea, which is 200,000 more than were reported in 2016. Those are the only three STIs that...
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...
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...
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