January, 2012

January 1, 2012

The Oregon Medical Board suspended a Northeast Portland doctor’s license a year ago, but she will soon face further complications. According to the Multnomah County District Attorney’s office, the doctor is the subject of a grand jury investigation into a surgery that resulted in a patient’s death. The panel will decide if…
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January 1, 2012

The parents of a 5-year-old girl will move forward with their medical malpractice lawsuit against their daughter’s doctor, thanks to an appellate court. The parents claim that the doctor failed to diagnose the little girl’s cancer when they first brought it to the physician’s attention. That was just after she was born, her…
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January 1, 2012

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report this week that includes some surprising data about binge drinking. The CDC classifies binge drinking as a public health issue, and the agency has the data to back up the claim. Studies show that binging costs more than 40,000…
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January 1, 2012

Another retired NFL player’s life has ended tragically. State police in Polk County, Oregon report that Michael Current’s body was found last week in a national park. The 66-year-old reportedly shot himself in the head. Officials say Current had complained of symptoms related to traumatic brain injury for some time. At six-foot-five…
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