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Only 46 percent of adults in a new study said they participate in

PORTLAND, Ore. - If you're worried your lifestyle isn't healthy enough, you're not alone. Only 2.7 percent of adults have all four healthy characteristics measured in a new study by Oregon State University researchers. This means fewer than three percent of adults in the study were nonsmokers, pe

A new text messaging service could help people quit smoking in three Oregon counties. (Center for Disease Control and Prevention)
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PORTLAND, Ore. - Today is Kick Butts Day, and the next time your phone dings, you could be reading the text message that inspires you to stop smoking. Columbia Pacific Coordinated Care Organization is offering a free service - aside from standard messaging rates - called Care Messaging, which sends

Health checkups aren't top-of-mind for most Oregon teens, but getting more young people to get regular screenings is a statewide goal of the Oregon Health Authority. Credit: Mary R. Vogt/Morguefile.
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MEDFORD, Ore. – One of Oregon's state health priorities is getting more teens the regular preventive care that will help establish healthy habits in adulthood. But adolescents are busy, and some have to be convinced that it's OK to talk with an adult about their concerns. As a group, teens ma

Fewer Oregonians in hospital beds is one goal of the state's Health System Transformation campaign, and the latest Oregon Health Authority figures indicate it's working. Credit: Chad Hutchinson/iStockphoto.com.
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SALEM, Ore. - Health-care quality is improving for more people in Oregon, according to new figures from the Oregon Health Authority. Emergency-room visits are down 22 percent since 2011 among Oregon Health Plan members, according to the agency. The goal has been to get people to use Coordinated Car

PHOTO: Clatsop County may soon be known for more than its beautiful beach scenery. It has been selected for a five-year health improvement challenge, the Way to Wellville, with a $5 million prize at stake. Photo credit: Steven Pavlov, Wikimedia Commons.
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ASTORIA, Ore. - Clatsop County on the Oregon Coast is one of five communities in the U.S. selected for a five-year health improvement challenge, with a prize of $5 million. Several Oregon communities applied, but Clatsop County is the only Oregon finalist. The project is called the "Way to Wellvill

PHOTO: The most popular (and most widely advertised) tobacco brands are known as
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REEDSPORT, Ore. - Today marks "Kick Butts Day," an annual effort to get teens and young adults to quit using tobacco. Despite smoke-free laws and age limits on tobacco purchases, almost 15 percent of Oregon high school students say they smoke or chew. That's nearly 30,000 youths, with plenty of new

VANCOUVER, Wash. - For a few years now, medical research has pointed to women's increased risk of stroke as they age. A new study of 2,200 adults ages 35 to 64 has quantified it: Women are 2.9 times more likely to have a stroke than men of the same age. Althought these women had lower blood pressure

PORTLAND, Ore. - For the 16.3 percent of Oregonians who smoke cigarettes, New Year's Day comes a little early - on November 19. The annual Great American Smokeout offers a chance to quit, backed by a major national publicity campaign. If it takes more than that, Oregon has plenty of local resources.

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