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Local experts to discuss ‘Oregon on Opioids,’ Feb. 16

By Tracy Brawley February 15, 2017
More than 52,000 Americans died from a drug overdose in 2015. Approximately 63 percent of these cases involved prescription or illegal opioids. While this epidemic runs rampant nationwide, its effects continue to be felt here at home. In Oregon, 422,000 residents filled 963,000 opioid prescriptions in just the third quarter of 2016 alone.

What’s in a zip code? Your health, as it turns out

By Tracy Brawley January 31, 2017
David Bangsberg M.D., M.P.H., wanted to be a neuroscientist. But two years into medical school at Johns Hopkins University, he traded his full-ride scholarship in the M.D./Ph.D. neuroscience program for a career in public health.

Taking the first step: OHSU and PSU stand together against gun violence

By Tracy Brawley January 31, 2017
Gun violence is a preventable public health issue. From shootings by and against police officers, to mass casualties at schools, churches and community venues, gun violence is rampant around the world. In just the first month of 2017, the number of reported gun violence incidents in the U.S. topped 4,000, resulting in more than 1,000 senseless deaths.
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