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Widow blames faulty defibrillator for husband's death

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Hillsboro Fire and Rescue is one of the defendants in a $4.3-million lawsuit filed by the widow of 66-year-old Stephen Ricks.

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Pertussis cases on the rise in Deschutes County

Deschutes County Health Services has identified over 20 cases of pertussis in the community since the start of the year, after a 2014 that brought the highest count in 20 years, officials said Tuesday.

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Listeria: What is it, and what's the risk?

The recalls have hit every corner of the grocery store: Ice cream. Pizza. Apples. Hummus.

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CDC: Blue Bell listeria outbreak dates to 2010

The listeria outbreak that prompted Blue Bell Creameries to recall their entire product line dates to 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

After weeks of gradual recalls, the company recalled all its ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet a...

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DEQ tests Deschutes, other waters for toxins

Central Oregon is home to beautiful blue lakes and rushing water, but hidden in our water are toxic chemicals. And while current levels are low, we now have our best info yet on what's there -- and how much.


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Homeopathic medicine under FDA scrutiny

By some estimates, about a third of Americans use some form of alternative medicine, including homeopathic remedies because they find Western medicine inadequate.

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Hospitals pack up in poor areas, move to wealthy ones

St. Elizabeth's Hospital has been a downtown bedrock of Belleville, Illinois, since 1875.

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Kraft to remove fake coloring from mac and cheese

For years that bright yellow color of Kraft macaroni and cheese wasn't all-natural, but it's about to be..

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