Researchers Identify New Autism Genes

PORTLAND, Ore. – A new study published in the journal Nature identifies 27 genes that, if mutated, will either cause autism or contribute to its risk. The study was completed by the Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, and is the most comprehensive look at the genomes of parents and children where one … Continue reading »

Kidney Failure Possibly Linked To Spice

MEDFORD, Ore. – A drug, which has grown in popularity and is now illegal, comes with a new warning. Toxicologists with Oregon Healthy Authority and Oregon Health and Science University are asking all specialists and doctors to report back to them if someone has kidney failure after using synthetic marijuana, commonly called “spice”. Some doctors … Continue reading »

Alzheimer’s Announcement On Monday

On Monday morning, a press conference will be held at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland where a state plan with strategies for dealing with Alzheimer’s disease will be announced. A task force, that was comprised of people ranging from family care givers to state legislators, developed the plan that will be presented on … Continue reading »

Local Health Providers React To Ruling

By Sharon Ko MEDFORD, Ore. — Health care providers have already started preparing in response to the Affordable Care Act. An estimated 600,000 Oregonians who are uninsured will be covered come 2014. About 53% of people coming through the doors at the Community Health Center are uninsured. Board members are meeting Thursday night to discuss … Continue reading »