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Hospitals in Oregon Buckling Under Surge of COVID Patients

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Patients left on beds in hospital hallways, their monitoring machines beeping...

1 dead, 6 injured in shooting near food trucks in Portland

Police said one person died and at least six people were injured in an early morning shooting on Saturday in Portland, Oregon By GILLIAN FLACCUS...

‘Trauma Centers’ Huge Fees to Treat Minor Injuries and Send Home

The care was ordinary. A hospital in Modesto, California, treated a 30-year-old man for shoulder and back pain after a car accident. He went home...

Blood Test for Multiple Cancers ― Too Many False Positives?

New data on the Galleri blood test (from Grail) show that it detected a cancer signal for a broad range of cancer types and that...

US COVID-19 Cases Drop as Spring Wave Slows

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. COVID-19 cases continue to decline in the U.S. as the spring...

Time’s Up Founder Choo Accused in Harassment Mishandling

Esther Choo, MD, MPH, an emergency medicine physician at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), is one of several leaders at the university accused in...

Opioid Use Common for Pain in Multiple Sclerosis

With chronic pain common among people with multiple sclerosis (MS), approximately 20% of patients report opioid use ― despite warnings that the drugs are generally...

US Nursing Home Deaths Decline Sharply

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. When the U.S. coronavirus vaccination program began in December, residents and...

US Cancer Drug Approvals Ensure Access but Not Value

Cancer drugs that have been approved in the United States are often not immediately approved in the United Kingdom and Canada, owing to uncertainty over...

After COVID Infection, Antibodies Highly Protective for Months

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. After infection with SARS-CoV-2, antibodies protect most healthcare workers from reinfection...

RN Pay Remains Stagnant; LPNs Fare a Bit Better

Wages for registered nurses (RNs) remain stagnant and COVID-19 has prompted somewhat of an exodus, voluntary and involuntary, from the nursing profession, according to the...

South Dakota’s Tribes Defend Themselves Against the Pandemic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. As COVID-19 numberssoared across the country this spring, tribal nations began...

Seeping Under Doors, Bad Air From West’s Fires Won’t Ease Up

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Dangerously dirty air spewing from the West Coast wildfires is seeping into homes and businesses, sneaking into cars through air conditioning...

Oregon, California and Washington fires: 28 people have been killed and dozens more are missing

Fires have killed at least 28 people in the three contiguous West Coast states since mid-August, including 19 in California, many of them in the...

Massive Smoke Clouds From Wildfires Darken West Coast Sky

The Golden Gate Bridge covered in smoke from wildfires on September 9 in San Francisco. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hazy clouds of smoke from dozens...

US wildfires: Five towns destroyed in Oregon, three fatalities confirmed in California

An unprecedented spate of fierce, wind-driven wildfires in Oregon have all but destroyed five small towns, leaving a potentially high death toll in their wake,...

Amazon, Target, Instacart workers stage U.S. protests on May Day

(Reuters) – Some workers at Amazon.com Inc, Target Corp and Instacart Inc staged protests and sick-outs on Friday to demand a safer work environment and...

Amazon, Target, Instacart workers protest on May Day

(Reuters) – Some workers at Amazon.com Inc, Target Corp and Instacart Inc are staging protests and sick-outs on Friday to demand a safer work environment...

Oregon Town Goes Door to Door Tracking COVID-19

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A college town in Oregon is embarking on a groundbreaking effort to measure...