Yearly Archive for: ‘2010’

On The Road

Pictures from you and about you as we’ve travelled the state.  

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Oregon Health Policy Board Update

December 2010 This e-bulletin provides updates on the work of the committees, commissions and workgroups of the Oregon Health Policy Board and Oregon Health Authority’s health reform work. You received this bulletin because you are subscribed to an Oregon Health Authority or Oregon Health Policy Board e-mail notification service. You can learn more about the work of committees, commissions and …

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Summer 2010 Newsletter

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Make End of Life More Humane

From NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross: Dr. Atul Gawande began researching hospice and end-of-life care options because he says he didn’t know how to broach the subject of death with his terminally ill patients. The surgeon and New Yorker staff writer writes about the difficulties faced by medical professionals who must decide when to stop medical interventions and focus on …

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Obesity Rates Keep Soaring, Troubling Health Officials

From the New York Times: Americans are continuing to get fatter and fatter, with obesity rates reaching 30 percent or more in nine states last year, as opposed to only three states in 2007, health officials reported on Tuesday. And: “Over the past several decades, obesity has increased faster than anyone could have imagined it would,” said Dr. Thomas Frieden, the …

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