Indoor Clean Air is a Priority, Too

Indoor Clean Air is a Priority, Too

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – It’s the time of year when woodstove users check the daily air quality advisory. However, there is a year-round Klamath County Public Health indoor clean air commitment.

The Indoor Clean Air Act (ICAA) protects all Oregonians from the harms of secondhand smoke. Also known as the Smoke-free Workplace Law, the ICAA creates smoke free public places and places of employment with the intent of protecting the health of employees and the public. Tobacco remains the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States, including in Oregon.

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Cascade Health Alliance Invests in Children with Expansion Grant to Oregon Tech Behavior Improvement Clinic

Cascade Health Alliance Invests in Children with Expansion Grant to Oregon Tech Behavior Improvement Clinic

Oregon Institute of Technology, has announced a generous community investment of $150,000 from Cascade Health Alliance (CHA), for the critical expansion of Oregon Tech’s Behavior Improvement Group Applied Behavior Analysis (BIG ABA) clinic. Focusing primarily on the treatment of children with autism or pervasive developmental disorder diagnosis, the Oregon Tech BIG ABA clinic began serving…

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SOS Richardson Provides an Update on Brain Tumor [VIDEO]

SOS Richardson Provides an Update on Brain Tumor [VIDEO]

In June 2018 Oregon Secretary of State, Dennis Richardson announced he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Today SOS Richardson provides an update on his condition and on his treatment.

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Walden Holds Hearing on Boosting Hospital Resources for Sexual Assault Survivors [VIDEO]

Walden Holds Hearing on Boosting Hospital Resources for Sexual Assault Survivors [VIDEO]

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) is examining how to boost resources available to sexual assault survivors in America’s hospitals. During a hearing yesterday before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Walden focused on the availability of nurses and medical professionals trained to conduct rape kits and the challenges hospitals face in providing access to rape kits for survivors.

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Walden Applauds 2018 Farm Bill, Calls for Greater Action on Forest Management Reform [VIDEO]

Walden Applauds 2018 Farm Bill, Calls for Greater Action on Forest Management Reform [VIDEO]

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representative Greg Walden today applauded H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (Farm Bill), but said that more work remains to improve forest management to prevent catastrophic wildfires in Oregon. Speaking on the floor of the House of Representatives, Walden said that while he intends to vote in support of the 2018 Farm Bill, he is disappointed that the legislation did not include the sweeping improvements to federal forest policy that he helped secure in the House-passed version of the bill.

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Oregon Tech-OHSU Program Graduates 48 Practitioners from State’s Only Medical Lab Science Degree this Saturday

Oregon Tech-OHSU Program Graduates 48 Practitioners from State’s Only Medical Lab Science Degree this Saturday

WILSONVILLE, Ore. – This Saturday, 48 new Medical Lab Science graduates will enter the region’s workforce after graduating from a rigorous bachelor’s degree program at Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” and OHSU. The MLS program has a stunning job placement rate of nearly 100 percent within three to six months of graduation. Approximately half of the graduates have jobs at graduation; many are offered immediate positions from their externship sites.

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Ranger-Led Snowshoe Walks To Start This Weekend

Ranger-Led Snowshoe Walks To Start This Weekend

Crater Lake, Ore. – Crater Lake National Park has announced that the popular ranger-guided snowshoe walks are about to begin for the 2018-19 winter season.

The walks will take place on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from December 8 through April 28. They will also be offered daily from December 15 through January 6, except on Christmas Day. Snowshoes are provided free of charge for these hikes, and no previous snowshoeing experience is necessary.

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City Seeks Volunteers for Marijuana Advisory Committee

City Seeks Volunteers for Marijuana Advisory Committee

The City of Klamath Falls is seeking seven citizens interested in volunteering to serve on the Marijuana Advisory Committee. The committee shall advise and make recommendations to the City Council regarding state policies and regulations concerning the marijuana industry and impacts to the community.

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Registration Open for 12th Annual History Fitness Hike [UPDATED]

Registration Open for 12th Annual History Fitness Hike [UPDATED]

The Klamath County Museum’s 12th annual History Fitness hike has been rescheduled for Saturday, Dec. 8. Registration deadline for the event is Thursday, Dec. 6.  The hike was postponed from the past weekend due to weather. The event is designed to encourage outdoor exercise while exploring local history. The hike is free, but a donation is requested to defray expenses.

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Merkley Proposes Bill to Slash Drug Prices [VIDEO]

Merkley Proposes Bill to Slash Drug Prices [VIDEO]

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley today introduced a bill that would ensure Americans do not pay more for prescription drugs than people do in other developed countries—helping to address a top concern among Oregonians and Americans who time and time again are facing the impossible choice between affording prescription drugs or other necessities.

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Beware of Health Insurance Surveys Offering Gifts for Personal Information

Beware of Health Insurance Surveys Offering Gifts for Personal Information

Salem, Oregon – The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services has issued a cease-and-desist order against Helen Kyung Lee and Joany Inc., also known as Impact Health Inc., for forging consumers’ signatures on insurance documents, which violates the Oregon insurance code. The department, through its Division of Financial Regulation, is pursuing fines and seeking to revoke the licenses of Lee and Joany Inc.

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Lessons From the Hungry

Lessons From the Hungry

“Somedays I wanted to give up.” said one of our participants. Hunger is painful, debilitating, affecting health, education, behavior, and lives. Unless you are hungry, you will never know how it feels. Hunger is real. Fatigue, aches, dizziness, nausea, and emptiness are prevalent with hunger. Hunger does not discriminate. Hunger knows no race, religion, age or gender. Hunger is everywhere: developing countries, major cities, rural areas -- everywhere. Henley High School’s goal: ending hunger in Klamath Falls.

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Governors Commit to Protect Clean Air and Clean Water

Governors Commit to Protect Clean Air and Clean Water

Salem, OR — Today [11/1/18], five governors joined together to commit to protecting the federal Clean Air and Water Acts in their states. After announcing in October that Oregon would adopt the standards of the Clean Air and Clean Water acts, Governor Kate Brown is now joined by Governors Jerry Brown of California, John Hickenlooper of Colorado, David Ige of Hawaii, and Jay Inslee of Washington in ensuring the federal government cannot rollback the regulations that protect the health of future generations.

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Prescribed Burns Planned for Crater Lake National Park

Prescribed Burns Planned for Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park, OR - Crater Lake National Park will conduct a prescribed pile burning along North Entrance Road and Highway 62 West in the coming days. Fire crews will ignite the piles when conditions such as weather, fuel moisture, and smoke dispersal are favorable.  

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We 'Crunched at Once'

We 'Crunched at Once'

At Shasta Elementary School, the countdown was done over the intercom. Students throughout the school were ready to simultaneously bite into their Oregon-grown apples Tuesday as part of the first-ever Crunch at Once event.

“Three, two, one … crunch!”

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OHA Publishes Statewide Acute Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

OHA Publishes Statewide Acute Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

The Oregon Health Authority today released the Oregon Acute Opioid Prescribing Guidelines, in an effort to help clinicians working in surgical, dental, primary care, emergency and urgent care settings make evidence-based prescribing decisions when treating pain.

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Join the Crunch at Once Event

Join the Crunch at Once Event

In celebration of National Farm-to-School month, students at Sage Community School, Bonanza, Chiloquin, Malin, Merrill, Shasta, Stearns, Henley, Pelican and Conger elementary schools will “Crunch at Once” at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30 by simultaneously biting into an Oregon-grown apple.

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