March, 2012

March 1, 2012

A new revelation has given parents good reason to make sure their Oregon teenagers take every safety precaution when playing sports or participating in other physical activities. A new study has revealed that abrain injury can be more detrimental to a teen than it would be for an adult or younger…
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March 1, 2012

In Portland, you sometimes overhear people debating the wisdom of cars and bicycles sharing the road. Portland is one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the country and boasts miles of bike paths into and around the city. StillStill, there is always a chance that a bike and a car…
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March 1, 2012

Just an hour away from Portland, on Mt. Hood, skiers can enjoy the longest ski season in the country. The next time you head to one of those ski areas, or to a ski resort anywhere else, make a note of the rules for snowboarders. Do they share the runs…
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March 1, 2012

Ethicists and politicians, lobbyists and religious leaders, doctors and lawyers may not agree with a family’s decision to pursue a wrongful birth claim. For one Portland couple, though, the difficult decision proved to be the right one: A jury awarded them $2.9 million to care for their child who was born with…
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March 1, 2012

We are talking about a Portland case that wrapped up recently. A jury awarded the plaintiffs $2.9 million in the unusual medical malpractice suit for “wrongful birth.” The plaintiffs were parents who had undergone prenatal screening and had been assured that their baby would not have Down syndrome. A week or so…
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March 1, 2012

A group of researchers at Oregon State University announced a new study recently. They will study the “dilemma zone,” that brief stretch of road before a traffic light when the driver sees a yellow light and wonders, “Should I break, or should I go for it?” Answering “yes” to going…
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March 1, 2012

In our last post, we discussed a study underway at Oregon State University about what they call the dilemma zone. The zone is the brief stretch of road before an intersection. The dilemma for the driver is what to do when the traffic light turns yellow; the driver wonders, “Should I…
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March 1, 2012

Four U.S. Senators, including Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley, have proposed a new federal law intended to enhance the safety of medical devices. The authors are chiefly concerned about product defects that come to light after devices have gone to market. Their proposal would mandate that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration exercise…
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