Category Archive for: ‘Learn’

TONIGHT on PBS: Druker is ready for his close-up in the new Ken Burns cancer documentary

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Dr. Brian Druker, director of the Knight Cancer Institute will make an appearance in the new multi-part Ken Burns cancer documentary series “Cancer: The Emperor Of All Maladies” tonight at 9pm on PBS.  Druker developed Gleevec, the first targeted cancer therapy, for myeloid leukemia.  This series airs on PBS stations over the next three nights.  Read more about it here. The OPB …

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Zip Code-Decode: How Where You Live Matters To Your Health

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Public health researchers like to say that your zip code is more important than your genetic code. The Takeaway is putting that idea to the test, utilizing data from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s County Health Rankings Report and The American Communities Project. Listen to The Takeaway on Portland’s KOPB-FM Radio (91.5) every weekday between 10am -11am or listen to …

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How Healthy is your Community?

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Find out what health factors affect your county by going to the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps Program published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found here.

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How Childhood Experiences Shape Our Nation’s Health

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New findings strongly suggest that Americans are ready for new approaches to address early childhood trauma and stress. To do that in a big way, we need more than science—we need a movement. Read more about it here.

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How Will the Affordable Care Act Affect the Use of Health Care Services?

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In January 2014, the Affordable Care Act extended access to health insurance coverage to an estimated 30 million previously uninsured people. This issue brief provides state-level estimates of the increased demand for physician and hospital services that is expected to result from expanded access and assesses the sufficiency of the existing supply of providers to accommodate the anticipated increase in …

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