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Oregon moves to ban smoking on beaches

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The state of Oregon is taking steps to ban smoking on all 362 miles of beaches along the Pacific coast.

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A check is in the mail for 6.8 million people

More than 6.8 million Americans will get a refund from their health insurer this summer.

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Man claims his penis was mistakenly amputated

An Alabama man has filed a lawsuit accusing doctors of mistakenly amputating his penis during a routine circumcision.

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Merkley bill seeks phase-out of chemicals in products

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., introduced a bill Thursday that he said would fast-track the phase-out of the most harmful chemicals identified by scientists – chemicals that don’t break down in the environment and that build up in the food chain so that even small amounts can be dangerous.

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Acetaminophen may not relieve back pain

Doctors often suggest taking acetaminophen for low back pain relief. But according to a new study, the popular painkiller isn’t any more effective in alleviating an aching back than letting the pain naturally subside.

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Oregon says its faring better on health care infections

Oregon does better than the national average on health care-acquired infections, according to the latest report of infections released Thursday by the Oregon Health Authority.

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India doctors remove 232 teeth from boy's mouth

Now that's a mouthful. Doctors in India remove 232 teeth from the mouth of a 17-year-old boy.

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Courtesy Shana Verstegen

Train like a lady lumberjack

Shana Verstegen started logrolling when she was 7.

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