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A new kind of paramedic

Redmond paramedic's focus: preventative care

A new program launched by Redmond Fire and Rescue aims to reduce emergency rooms visits of vulnerable patients. Paramedics usually rush patients to the ER -- this "community paramedic" has the opposite goal - to keep folks healthy and at home.

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Centers for Disease Control

Ebola doctor in Sierra Leone dies

A doctor who was on the front lines fighting the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone has died from complications of the disease, Doctors Without Borders said Tuesday.

Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan fell ill early last week while overseeing Ebola treatment at Kenema...

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State looks at regulating insurer doctor networks

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon insurance regulators are seeking authority to require that private health insurers have enough doctors and other health care providers to adequately serve all their customers.

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Appeals court rejects Health law challenge

Score one for Affordable Care Act supporters in court on Tuesday. A three-judge appeals panel in Washington unanimously rejected a novel challenge to how the the legislation took shape in Congress.

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Surgeon general issues skin cancer warning

Skin cancer is on the rise, according to the American Cancer Society, with more cases diagnosed annually than breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer cases combined.

Redmond RV park fined over raw sewage on ground

The Oregon DEQ has issued a $56,285 penalty to the owners of Green Acres RV Park south of Redmond for operating a septic system that is discharging untreated or partially treated sewage onto the ground.

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Group: No Fukushima radiation in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A group testing West Coast waters for radiation from a damaged Japanese nuclear power plant says no evidence of contamination has been found in Oregon.

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Centers for Disease Control

Ebola fears hit close to home

Patrick Sawyer had one stop to make before heading home to Minnesota to celebrate his daughters' birthdays: a conference in Lagos, Nigeria.

But when he landed in Lagos, Sawyer, 40, collapsed getting off the plane. He had been infected with Ebola in L...

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