Health care

Health care
OHSU researchers make medicine from mollusks
May 2013
Monday, April 29, 2013

0513 NextDespite their name, shipworms are not worms but mollusks: small, clam-like creatures that cause no end of headaches for boat owners by drilling their hard shells into ship hulls, then consuming that cellulose as breakfast, lunch and dinner. Now a team of OHSU researchers, in partnership with scientists from other institutions, has discovered an upside to the hungry worm.

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What is driving the cost of health care?
May 2013
Monday, April 29, 2013

0513 Data Graph 05Cost shifting‚ an aging population and new technologies are pushing health costs ever higher. State and federal health care reforms seek to reverse the upward spiral.

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PeaceHealth hospitals get new names
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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

PeaceHealth's four Lane County hospitals have changed their names, in a "subtle but significant" move.

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Oregon hospital gets therapy llama, alpaca
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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Providence Children's Center receives visits from an alpaca named Napoleon and a llama named Rojo as therapy animals to cheer up patients.

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Bill would give free tuition to OHSU students that practice in rural areas
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Thursday, March 28, 2013

A proposed Oregon bill would fund tuition and fees for OHSU students who practice in rural or underserved areas after graduation.

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