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PNS Daily News - December 10, 2019 


Probe finds FBI not biased against Trump; yes, commuting is stressful; church uses nativity scene for statement on treatment of migrants; report says NY could add cost of carbon to electricity prices with little consumer impact; and a way to add mental health services for rural areas.

2020Talks - December 10, 2019 


Today's human rights day, and candidates this cycle talk a lot about what constitutes a human right. Some say gun violence and access to reproductive health care and abortions are human rights issues.

Public News Service - OR: Mental Health

In a survey, nearly half of Oregonians age 40 and older say they are a current or former family caregiver. (New Africa/Adobe Stock)

PORTLAND, Ore. – November is National Family Caregivers Month, a time to recognize the important role these folks play in many people’s lives. There are about 460,000 family caregivers in Oregon, providing care worth nearly $6 billion a year, according to AARP Oregon. In doing this l

Oregon's care organizations have launched the

PORTLAND, Ore. – Health care doesn't stop after a person leaves the doctor's office. Factors outside of the traditional care setting such as housing play a pivotal role in a person's overall health. Michael Mellick, a housing case manager with CareOregon, says anybody who has experienced chr

A study found 60 percent of patients stopped using drugs completely after 3.5 years of Medication-Assisted Treatment. (Drugabuse.gov)

MEDFORD, Ore. — In Oregon, care facilities are turning to medication to help some patients struggling with opioid addiction. Medication-assisted Treatment has been shown to be effective for dealing with symptoms of withdrawal. Doctors and nurses administer drugs such as buprenorphine to deto

Even a little exercise can help folks combat the winter blues. (StockSnap/Pixabay)

PORTLAND, Ore. - With temperatures dropping, a few tips can help Oregonians prepare themselves for the winter months. While days are growing gloomier and shorter, clinical social worker Laura Heesaker at Jackson Care Connect said it's important to stay positive. She said people should be clear abou

Developing a relationship with a primary care physician can be a way to get men into the doctor's office for regular checkups. (beachbumledford/Twenty20)

PORTLAND, Ore. — It's Men's Health Month, and doctors have a request for men: Get a checkup from your primary care physician. Doctor Safina Koreishi is a family medicine physician and medical director of the Columbia Pacific Coordinated Care Organization. She said there's a whole host of thi

More students have mental-health needs and face issues such as homelessness than in the past, the Oregon Education Association says. (laterjay/Pixabay)

PORTLAND, Ore. – It might start with pencil tapping and end with an outburst that forces teachers to clear the classroom. Educators say disruptions have become a big challenge to their jobs. In this year's legislative session, teachers from around Oregon shared stories of disrupted learning

Health groups in Oregon connect affordable housing to adequate health care. (Luis Tamayo/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Researchers find that affordable housing is an integral part of keeping people healthy, and even compare it to a drug prescription plan. New research published on the JAMA Network says investing in housing improves health outcomes for patients and lowers costs for the public

More than $200 million could be cut from the Oregon Health Plan if Referendum 301 is rejected. (Compassion Connect/Flickr)

THE DALLES, Ore. -- Groups are mobilizing to protect the heath coverage of 350,000 Oregonians from an initiative heading for January's ballot. Measure 101 challenges House Bill 2391 - passed by this year's Legislature and supported by most health insurers and providers - which funds insurance for

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