Health News

Respiratory Season Is Coming: Local Experts Weigh In on How to Stay Healthy

The colder months mark the start of what may be a winter surge of COVID-19, as well as flu and RSV. Here is how you can protect yourself and your loved ones.

11/08/2022 By Isabel Lemus Kristensen

Health

Masks Will Still Be Required at Oregon Health Care Settings, at Least Until Spring

The CDC has changed its guidelines on masking in hospitals and elsewhere, but Oregon officials have an eye on flu season.

10/04/2022 By Julia Silverman

COVID-19

Omicron Boosters Are Here in Portland. When Should You Get One?

We talked to an expert about the timing of your bivalent shot, the possible side effects, and what else you need to know about the new boosters.

09/14/2022 By Fiona McCann

Politics

A New Survey Suggests Abortion Could Be a Key Issue in Oregon This Fall

A new survey suggests most voters support reproductive rights, and they're motivated to turn out and vote.

08/16/2022 By Julia Silverman

Health

A New Blood Donation Center in Beaverton Wants to Pay You for Your Platelets

The ‘spa-like’ facility has flat-screen TVs, snacks, and beverages. Will this new model help mitigate Oregon’s blood shortage crisis?

08/15/2022 By Michelle Harris

Health news

Monkeypox Is On the Rise in Oregon

There are 89 confirmed or presumptive cases in Oregon, the bulk of which are in Multnomah County. Here's what to know about vaccines and more.

08/09/2022 By Michelle Harris

Coronavirus

A New COVID Vaccine Is Headed for Oregon this Fall

About 76 percent of the state’s residents got at least an initial dose of a COVID vaccine. Here's how public health officials are gearing up for this round.

08/04/2022 By Julia Silverman

health news

Worried About Monkeypox in Oregon?

We talked to a local expert to find out more about the global outbreak and what it means for the Beaver State.

06/07/2022 By Fiona McCann

Reproductive Rights

After the Roe v. Wade Leak, a Deluge of Support for Oregon-Based Abortion Funds

One group estimates that Oregon could see a 234 percent rise in the number of out-of-state abortion seekers. These groups are gearing up to help.

05/13/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Reproductive Health

What Happens to Abortion Access in Oregon if Roe Versus Wade is Overturned?

Roe v. Wade is enshrined in law in the Beaver State. That doesn't necessarily mean there's no cause for concern.

05/03/2022 By Fiona McCann

COVID-19

Oregon’s Long-Awaited Digital Vaccine Card is Finally Here

The Oregon Health Authority launched the long-delayed, $2.45 million initiative to little fanfare at the end of April.

04/29/2022 By Fiona McCann and Julia Silverman

Business

Can Portland-based Shoemaker BALA Bounce Back?

Disagreements with the early face of the brand—a beloved nurse and influencer with more than a million Instagram followers—changed the company's trajectory. Its founders, two former Nike employees, are trying to right the ship.

02/10/2022 By Julia Silverman

COVID-19

Where to Get a COVID-19 Test in Portland

With demand outpacing supply, we've compiled a list of places to get COVID-19 tests and at-home rapid tests.

01/14/2022 By Fiona McCann

Health

Portland Blood Banks Are Running Out of Blood

The Red Cross and Bloodworks Northwest are asking for donors to step up.

01/06/2022 By Karly Quadros

Vaccines

Where to Find a Booster Shot in the Portland Area

Eligible for a booster shot? There are clinics and pharmacies and doctor's offices for that.

12/15/2021 By Cami Hughes

Q+A

Oregon Clinics Are Bracing for the Supreme Court's Ruling on Roe v. Wade

The Lilith Clinic's Dr. Charlie Browne on getting ready to help women from the Midwest and the South, and why second-trimester care is so important.

12/07/2021 By Julia Silverman

Health

Leave It to a Portland Kids' Dentist to Invent an Eco-Friendly Flosser

A North Portland dentist designs a disposable flosser that’s good for your teeth and better for the environment.

12/02/2021 By Cami Hughes

Health News

Oregon Lifts Its Outdoor Mask Mandate

Until November 23, the Beaver State was the only one in the US with such a rule.

11/23/2021 By Conner Reed

COVID-19

Where Can You Get Your Kids a COVID Shot in the Portland Area?

With kids aged 5 to 11 now eligible to receive a Pfizer vaccine, schools and pediatricians are stepping up to get them vaccinated.

11/02/2021 By Cami Hughes

Coronavirus

Multnomah County’s Mask Mandates May Stick Around Until Spring of 2022

Public health officials say they want to be extra-cautious about not overwhelming the health care system again.

10/27/2021 By Julia Silverman