A key portion of Governor Kate Brown’s plan to secure long-term, sustainable funding for the Oregon Health Plan (OHP) received bipartisan support today from the Joint Committee on Ways and Means.Read More
Dora Luz Sandoval, part-time clinical instructor at the Oregon Tech Dental Hygiene school at Chemeketa Community College, is the first and only certified Community Dental Health Coordinator (CDHC) in Oregon.
A collaboration between the Washington County Access to Care Committee, Washington County and Oregon Oral Health Coalition, the Dental Access Coordinator role is being piloted with Pacific University Dental Outreach Van and the Providence Promotores Program.Read More
From Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning Klamath Falls officially received 7.5” of heavy wet snow. Unofficially many locations in town received higher snow totals. Levels were great enough that all schools, with the exception of Butte Valley and Tulelake, and many small businesses called in a ‘Snow Day’.Read More
The Klamath County School District, in collaboration with Klamath County Public Health, is closing Chiloquin Elementary School Wednesday, Feb. 13 through Friday, Feb. 15 to help prevent the spread of a viral illness. The school is scheduled to reopen Tuesday, Feb. 19. (All public schools are closed Monday in observance of President’s Day.)Read More
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The heart is the most poetic of body parts. We use it to convey the characteristics of people: dear heart, lion heart, brave heart, black heart, cold-hearted, true heart.
Turn of phrase belies the fact that the heart is a hard working muscle, stimulated by electrical impulse. This has become an ever-present thought for me in the last two months, as my best friend has lived with atrial fibrillation (AFib).Read More
Sarah Woodman, program director of respiratory care at Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” recently received appointment to the Respiratory Therapist and Polysomnographic Technologist Licensing Board for the State of Oregon, with her official term having begun December 2018. Woodman joins colleague James “Jim” Hulse, who serves as vice chair on the Board.Read More
Klamath Falls, Ore. – Klamath County Public Health (KCPH) reminds local families that immunizations must be updated before February 20, which is school exclusion day.
For families visiting their primary care provider to update vaccinations, the appointment presents a ready opportunity to discuss other immunizations that provide protection against communicable diseases. The current measles outbreak has …Read More
Late this morning [2/7/19], a group of State Senators filed Senate Bill 770 – the Health Care for All Oregon Bill – which would create a board and set up other components necessary to establish the Health Care for Oregon Plan to provide universal coverage throughout the state. So far, 37 legislators have signed on as sponsors.Read More
Emily Coelho, a senior studying vascular technology at Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” recently received appointment as student board representative to the Society for Vascular Ultrasound (SVU).Read More
Salem, Ore. — Today, Secretary of State Dennis Richardson released an audit examining how Oregon regulates marijuana, a responsibility shared by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC). Auditors found gaps in the state’s developing regulatory framework that increase the risk of legal marijuana being diverted to the black market and out-of-state. Auditors also found the state must do more to protect public health and improve laboratory testing by considering more robust testing requirements, enhancing oversight, and ensuring labs meet accreditation standards.Read More
“Mindfulness Through Cancer,” an eight-week course designed to help cancer patients during treatment and after treatment, begins at 5 p.m. January 21 at the Sky Lakes Community Health Education Center, 2200 N. Eldorado Blvd.Read More
As a result of the partial federal government shutdown, the U.S Department of Agriculture has asked states to provide early issuance of February benefits for those who rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for food security.Read More
Simple Skiing is the name of Klamath Falls adventurer Paul Kenney's YouTube Channel where he has created a show named, A Simple Skiing Review. Kenney has completed videos on Warner Canon Ski Area near Lakeview and Mt Ashland along the Oregon-California border. Where he asks is it really steeper here?Read More
Sky Lakes Medical Center today (Thursday, January 3) announced the safety measure of restricting visitors to parts of the medical center in an effort to help prevent the spread of flu. This measure is commonly taken by hospitals during flu seasons.Read More
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is issuing an air stagnation advisory for Klamath and Lake Counties through the morning of Thursday, January 3, 2019.
The air stagnation advisory predicts there will be little or no wind in the Klamath Basin. Smoke and other airborne pollution will increase in concentration, causing a build-up that will not be carried out of the basin. The increase in airborne pollution can be unhealthy for outdoor physical activity and may contribute to health problems including coughing or aggravated asthma.Read More
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. –Starting a new year with new goals can be exciting. Quitting smoking is a resolution that many smokers set for themselves. Although it’s not always easy, finding new ways to help yourself quit smoking can be a good start. Picking a specific date like New Year’s Day is one great way to start your journey to becoming smokefree.Read More
Starting Jan. 1, 2019, Oregon veterans who qualify for a disabled parking permit and have a service-connected disability that is VA-rated at 50 percent or greater may apply for the new Oregon Wounded Warrior parking placard from the Oregon Department of Transportation’s Driver and Motor Vehicles division (DMV).Read More
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.Read More
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…Read More