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Study comparing surgical masks and N95 raises concern

Study comparing surgical masks and N95 raises concern

A randomized trial indicating that surgical masks are not inferior to N95 masks in protecting healthcare workers from COVID-19 has drawn international criticism. The study’s lead author is John Conly, MD, an infectious disease specialist and professor at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and Alberta Health Services. The results …

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Oregon is running out of hospital beds for children with RSV, affecting others in need of care

Oregon is running out of hospital beds for children with RSV, affecting others in need of care

Oregon Health and Sciences University and Randall Children’s Hospital are taking emergency action to admit more children to their pediatric intensive care units. It comes as an increase in RSV, a common childhood virus that can be dangerous to infants and the elderly, hit Oregon. Hospitals like Oregon Hospital and Science University (above) and Randall …

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Oregon Health Authority director and behavioral health director resign - Oregon Capital Chronicle

Oregon Health Authority director and behavioral health director resign – Oregon Capital Chronicle

Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen told the agency Thursday morning that he would step down in early January when Governor Kate Brown’s term ends. Hours later, he said Steve Allen, the 66-year-old behavioral health director, was also leaving. The two are unrelated. Patrick Allen, who is 59 and earns $253,308 a year, said he …

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Better data collection and sharing continues to be a central need to address SDOH, say Oregon experts - State of Reform

Better data collection and sharing continues to be a central need to address SDOH, say Oregon experts – State of Reform

According to RJ Briscione, director of the focus group, addressing the social determinants of health (SDH) requires several essential elements: having reliable and up-to-date data on people’s social needs; being out in the field and talking to people face to face; and the ability to adapt and make changes. Briscione guided a panel of experts …

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