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Cannabis Commission To Meet In Portland

The Oregon Cannabis Commission’s quarterly public meeting will be held Jan. 30, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., at the Portland State Office Building in Conference Room 1B. The commission consists of the state public health officer and an eight-member panel appointed by the governor and confirmed by the senate. The commission is tasked with, […]

Boston, MA and Washington, D.C. – Last week, the Congressional Budget Office reported that the American Health Care Act, the House Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act, would cause 24 million Americans to lose their health insurance by 2026. Older Americans (age 50+) would be among the hardest hit under the House plan […]

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Dental Health is Important for Children’s ‘Baby Teeth’

Parents and caregivers may be underestimating the importance of dental care for children’s “baby teeth.” According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only 63 percent of children ages two to four see the dentist at least annually. Most dental benefits cover preventive care visits twice a year with no out-of-pocket costs, and these […]

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Simple Ways to Incorporate Exercise into Your Daily Life

When constantly struggling to juggle the unending daily responsibilities of both work and family life, trying to squeeze in time to exercise can be a daunting task. Throughout the day, you may be faced with the difficult choice: to move or not to move. Luckily, there are many simple changes you can incorporate into your […]

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Respiratory Virus EV-D68 Confirmed In Washington State

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed the presence of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) in Washington state, including King County. The CDC testing confirmed that a King County child hospitalized at Seattle Children’s Hospital has respiratory illness associated with EV-D68. “Confirmation of this case indicates that EV-D68 is likely circulating in our community […]

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