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PNS Daily Newscast - September 21, 2018 


We’re covering stories from around the nation including a victory for safety for nuclear site workers; President Trump chastises Republicans for not securing border wall funding; and a predicted spike in population fuels concerns about the need for care.

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Expectant and new mothers will have a chance at a healthy start to motherhood at an addiction treatment center in southern Oregon. (dandottaviano/Twenty20)

MEDFORD, Ore. – While the United States continues to grapple with the opioid crisis, an addiction-treatment facility in southern Oregon is offering hope to mothers. The Addictions Recovery Center, or ARC, in Medford recently received a $30,000 grant from Jackson Care Connect for its program

About 5,500 Oregonians die from tobacco use every year. (Pixabay)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon's performance on fighting cancer is a mixed bag, according to a report released Thursday. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network's 16th annual analysis measuring states on cancer prevention policies says Oregon is falling short in key areas such as tobacco

In 2015, there were 12 overdose deaths for every 100,000 Oregonians. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Thursday is International Overdose Awareness Day, and medical experts in Oregon and across the nation are fighting the growing epidemic of this preventable cause of death. The opioid epidemic has gained national attention as the number of deaths has soared in recent years.

Deaths from opioid abuse reached an historic high in 2015, according to the CDC. (frankieleon/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- As the opioid crisis continues to haunt the country, communities are looking for ways to fight back. Opioid use causes about 91 deaths a day in the United States and resulted in an historic high of 33,000 deaths in 2015. And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said tha

More people die from opiate overdoses than motor vehicle accidents, according to Dr. Safina Koreishi, medical director of Columbia Pacific CCO. (pixabay)
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SEASIDE, Ore. - More people die from opiate overdoses than in motor vehicle accidents, according to Dr. Safina Koreishi, medical director of the Columbia Pacific Coordinated Care Organization. Koreishi and other health officials held the North Coast Opioid Summit on Thursday in Seaside to address t

A new text messaging service could help people quit smoking in three Oregon counties. (Center for Disease Control and Prevention)
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PORTLAND, Ore. - Today is Kick Butts Day, and the next time your phone dings, you could be reading the text message that inspires you to stop smoking. Columbia Pacific Coordinated Care Organization is offering a free service - aside from standard messaging rates - called Care Messaging, which sends

Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill to make naloxone, a lifesaving antidote to opioid overdose, available without a prescription. (cohdra/morguefile)
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PORTLAND, Ore. - Three people die from prescription opioid overdose in Oregon each week, according to the Oregon Health Authority, and lawmakers in Salem are taking notice. The House Committee on Health Care is expected to hammer out during a work session today the details of a bill allowing pharma

Health checkups aren't top-of-mind for most Oregon teens, but getting more young people to get regular screenings is a statewide goal of the Oregon Health Authority. Credit: Mary R. Vogt/Morguefile.
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MEDFORD, Ore. – One of Oregon's state health priorities is getting more teens the regular preventive care that will help establish healthy habits in adulthood. But adolescents are busy, and some have to be convinced that it's OK to talk with an adult about their concerns. As a group, teens ma

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