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OHSU Knight Cancer Institute gets grant to build equity in clinical trials

KOB-TV 5 Medford March 15, 2023
Eneida Nemecek, M.D., is leading a new effort to increase participation in cancer clinical trials in the Latino communities by incorporating new strategies such as a Spanish-speaking patient navigator. She says: “One of the obstacles that Latino patients face when they enter the medical system is a communication barrier, and we want that [patient navigator] person to be almost a community link."

Oregon kids in crisis are not getting the help they need

Oregon Public Broadcasting March 14, 2023
In a story discussing decreasing mental health resources for children, including 200 residential beds being eliminated and only four programs remaining for youth in Oregon, Ajit Jetmalani, M.D., says: “Everybody else has left the field.”

Oregon bill would ban all flavored tobacco products

Oregon Public Broadcasting March 14, 2023
Coverage of a proposed Oregon ban on flavored tobacco quotes James Bishara, M.D., who discusses the severe health risks of tobacco and addictive nature of flavored products among children and urges Oregonians to support harm-reduction measures.

New study highlights opioid overdose risk following release from Oregon prisons

OPB's Think Out Loud March 14, 2023
A study by Dan Hartung, Pharm.D., M.P.H., Elizabeth Needham Waddell, Ph.D., and others found people recently released from incarceration face a risk of opioid overdose 10 times greater than the general public, and that the risk is significantly higher within the first two weeks of release.

Biden issues first veto of his presidency

Axios March 14, 2023
OHSU researchers contributed to research that suggests a link between the virus that causes COVID-19 and inflammation and diseases that affect the brain.

Impact of Tai Ji Quan or Strength Training vs Stretching in Preventing Falls in Postmenopausal Women Who Received Chemotherapy for Cancer

The ASCO Post March 13, 2023
A first-of-its-kind study led by Kerri Winters-Stone, Ph.D., tests approaches for fall prevention after chemotherapy treatment in postmenopausal women; she says, “We know exercising has an important role across the entire cancer continuum. Our goal was to dig deeper in this promising area for cancer survivors focused on their long-term health after treatment ends.”
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