medicine

Jefferson Exchange | April 24, 2014 | 9:00
10:39 am
Wed April 23, 2014

"Fourteen Stories" From The Hospital

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You can bet that anyone who works in an emergency room comes away from the experience with a few stories to tell. 

But in the interest of patient confidentiality, many of those stories go untold. 

Dr. Jay Baruch works in the ER and teaches medicine at Brown University. 

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Jefferson Exchange | March 13, 2014 | 8:00
11:19 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Bringing Modern Medicine To The Remote Philippines

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Medford physician Theresa Chan joins us to share her experience.

The modern world is taken for granted in our region.

But it has barely penetrated into remote areas in other parts of the world. 

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Jefferson Exchange | January 29, 2014 | 9:00
10:45 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Excuse Me, Doctor...

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Dr. Melissa Clarke talks health care, with an emphasis on forming a partnership with your doctor.

Even before anybody uttered the phrase "Obamacare," we were peppered with advice about how to navigate the health care system. 

The advice included directions on how to take more control of our health care--not just our insurance.  That bit of advice is still being given, even by the MDs themselves. 

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Jefferson Exchange | January 9, 2014 | 9:00
10:27 am
Thu January 9, 2014

Getting Insured Means Getting To The E.R.

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Sarah Taubman takes us through the numbers showing people getting Medicaid use the E.R. more.

The name of a recent study make its point clear in its title: "Medicaid Increases Emergency Department Use."

The study is the latest in a series that tracks the effects of bringing previously uninsured people into Oregon's version of Medicaid, the Oregon Health Plan. 

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6:42 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Rural Medicine Center Planned For Klamath Falls

OHSU Main Campus in Portland. The Klamath Falls facility will be much smaller.
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Oregon Health & Science University is planning to create a satellite campus in Klamath Falls, Oregon to focus on rural medicine.

OHSU's provost and vice president announced Wednesday that the campus would become a hub. A dean is expected to be hired by July so that campus planning can begin.

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Jefferson Exchange | October 8, 2013
11:00 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Making Yourself "Disease Proof"

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Dr. David L. Katz explains the approach to making yourself "Disease Proof."

Don't smoke, eat well, stay active, and maintain a healthy weight. 

Four simple actions can greatly reduce your risk of chronic disease. 

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