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CDC

Live anthrax inadvertently sent by military

Four Defense Department workers in the United States and up to 22 overseas have been put in post-exposure treatment, a defense official said, following the revelation the U.S. military inadvertently shipped live anthrax samples in the past several da...

Burgers, colon microbiome

CNN

Scientists eye how foods affect bacteria in your colon

Next time you are trying to decide what's for dinner, consider that you are eating for two. You and your gut microbiome.

The bacterial community in your colon is home to about 100 trillion bacterial cells; there are about 10 times more of these bacter...

Toxicity mushrooming problem for dogs

Bend vets see uptick in dog mushroom poisoning

Bend veterinarians are warning pet owners to be on the outlook for mushrooms following a recent spike in dogs coming down with toxicity illnesses.

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12-month birth control bill advances out of Senate panel

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon Senate committee has advanced legislation requiring private insurers to cover up to 12 months of birth control at a time.

Panel passes Buehler bill expanding birth control access

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A House panel has given bipartisan support to legislation allowing women to get birth control without a doctor's prescription.

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Students return to class after meeting vaccine requirements

MCMINNVILLE, Ore. (AP) — Four of the five students excluded last week from Yamhill-Carlton Intermediate School for not being vaccinated against whooping cough are back in class.

Oregon Hospital Guide

Oregon Assn. of Hospitals/Health Systems

Oregon hospitals launch online data Website

The Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems announced Tuesday that it launched Oregon Hospital Guide, a new Website that displays hospital data on a user-friendly platform. and  the first phase of a larger hospital transparency effort.

Algae health alert lifted at Wickiup Reservoir

Army Corps of Engineers stops monitoring blue-green algae

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will no longer send out warnings about potentially toxic blue-green algae blooms in the Oregon lakes it manages.

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