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PNS Daily Newscast - March 22, 2019 


President Trump rattles the Middle East, saying the U.S. will recognize Israel’s authority over the Golan Heights. Also on our Friday rundown: A judge blocks laws limiting the power of the new Wisconsin governor. Plus, momentum builds across party lines to abolish the death penalty.

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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

A program in Clatsop County that provides clean needles for drug users has given out 250,000 needles since it began in 2017. (opiateaddictiontreatment/Flickr)

ASTORIA, Ore. – Syringe exchange programs are opening up access to health care for some Oregonians. Exchanges provide clean needles to prevent the spread of disease, and a Clatsop County program that started in October 2017 has made a big impact. County Public Health Director Michael McNic

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)
Available In Spanish

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

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