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State Tipoffs Involving Oregon Newsletter for Sunday April 26, 2020 ( 14 items )  

Dietary Supplements an Important Weapon for Fighting Off COVID-19: Oregon State
CORVALLIS, Oregon, April 24 -- Oregon State University issued the following news: Supplements containing vitamins C and D and other micronutrients, sometimes in amounts exceeding the federally recommended levels, are a safe, effective and low-cost means of helping your immune system fight off COVID-19 and other acute respiratory tract diseases, an Oregon State University researcher says. Findings were published today in the journal Nutrients. Adrian Gombart of OSU's Linus Pauling Institute an  more

Eastern Oregon University: Technique Is Everything - Ballet Study Reveals Key to Avoiding Injury
LA GRANDE, Oregon, April 22 -- Eastern Oregon University issued the following news: A 10-week course could protect ballerinas from knee injury. Ballet can be stressful on the dancer, particularly to the ankle and knee joints. Professor of Health and Human Performance Darren Dutto, Ph.D., studied knee mechanics in ballerinas to determine the influence on injury prevention. On April 23, Dutto will present his research, "The effect of instruction on leg joint kinetics during simple ballet movem  more

Ore. Gov. Brown Announces First Oregon Walgreens Rapid COVID-19 Testing Location
SALEM, Oregon, April 25 -- Gov. Kate Brown, D-Oregon, issued the following news release: Governor Kate Brown announced that Walgreens has opened one of its first COVID-19 testing sites in Oregon. Drive-through testing, overseen by Walgreens pharmacists, will be available in Hillsboro by appointment only for patients who have completed an online health assessment and meet federal and state eligibility standards. Walgreens will be using an Abbott ID NOW rapid COVID-19 testing instrument to return  more

Ore. Gov. Brown Announces Rapid Distribution of PPE to Long-Term Care Facilities by Oregon National Guard
SALEM, Oregon, April 21 -- Gov. Kate Brown, D-Oregon, issued the following news release: Governor Kate Brown announced that the Oregon National Guard will distribute approximately 395,000 pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to all long-term care facilities across Oregon. The rapid distribution of masks, gloves, and face shields is aimed to immediately supplement efforts by the Department of Human Services and the Oregon Health Authority to support facilities by helping prevent the spr  more

Ore. Gov. Brown Calls on Congress to Support Oregon Priorities in Federal Relief Packages
SALEM, Oregon, April 22 -- Gov. Kate Brown, D-Oregon, issued the following news release: Governor Kate Brown called on Congress to support Oregon's priorities and critical needs in upcoming federal relief and economic recovery packages. The letter calls for additional federal funding to support Oregon's hospitals, long-term care facilities, small businesses and manufacturers, as well as for unemployment insurance, rental assistance, food assistance, and schools. Governor Brown also united with  more

Ore. Gov. Brown Issues Framework for Lifting Order on Non-Urgent Procedures
SALEM, Oregon, April 24 -- Gov. Kate Brown, D-Oregon, issued the following news release: Governor Kate Brown announced that she will be lifting her order delaying non-urgent procedures for health care providers, as long as they can demonstrate they have met new requirements for COVID-19 safety and preparedness. Hospitals, surgical centers, medical offices, and dental offices that meet those requirements will be able to resume non-urgent procedures on May 1. Medical providers will need to demon  more

Ore. Gov. Brown Launches New Phase of COVID-19 Outreach and Education Campaign
SALEM, Oregon, April 24 -- Gov. Kate Brown, D-Oregon, issued the following news release: Governor Kate Brown, along with the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), launched a new phase of the state's public awareness campaign to educate Oregonians about COVID-19. Safe + Strong focuses on community-centered outreach in 12 languages to connect people who are most at-risk of experiencing health disparities with the information, tools and resources they need to stay safe, healthy, and strong during the COV  more

Ore. Gov. Brown Statement on Coronavirus Relief Fund Guidelines
SALEM, Oregon, April 25 -- Gov. Kate Brown, D-Oregon, issued the following statement: Governor Kate Brown issued the following statement following new guidance from the U.S. Treasury Department that restricts how states can use funds from the federal CARES Act: "Because of the sacrifices states have made to stem the spread of COVID-19, our economy and state revenues have taken a significant hit. It is a blatant disregard of the challenges states are facing and the reality of the economy for th  more

Ore. Gov. Brown to Announce Framework for Lifting Order on Non-Urgent Procedures
SALEM, Oregon, April 24 -- Gov. Kate Brown, D-Oregon, issued the following news release: Governor Kate Brown announced that she will be lifting her order delaying non-urgent procedures for health care providers, as long as they can demonstrate they have met new requirements for COVID-19 safety and preparedness. Hospitals, surgical centers, medical offices, and dental offices that meet those requirements will be able to resume non-urgent procedures on May 1. "As anyone waiting for an elective s  more

Oregon Health & Science University: Sounding the Alarm With Data
PORTLAND, Oregon, April 22 -- Oregon Health and Science University issued the following news release: It's his job to predict the future. As the lead data scientist in OHSU's Business Intelligence unit, Peter Graven, Ph.D., uses numbers and advanced analytics to forecast health-related outcomes. On any given day, he might model hospital readmission rates or the cost-effectiveness of a clinic's quality improvement effort. Then came the news of Oregon's first presumptive case of COVID-19 on Fri  more

Oregon State University Making Intellectual Property Available to Help Fight COVID-19
CORVALLIS, Oregon, April 23 -- Oregon State University issued the following news: Oregon State University is joining universities and academic health centers nationally in making licensing agreements for its intellectual property quickly executable to speed up the development of technologies that can be used to diagnose, treat and prevent COVID-19. The COVID-19 Technology Development Framework, spearheaded by Stanford, Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was introduced earlier t  more

Oregon State University: LGBTQ Military Service Members at Higher Risk of Sexual Harassment, Assault, Stalking
CORVALLIS, Oregon, April 22 -- Oregon State University issued the following news: A recent study found that LGBTQ service members face an elevated risk of sexual victimization including harassment, assault and stalking while in the military than their non-LGBTQ counterparts. The study, one of the first funded by the Department of Defense to look specifically at LGBTQ victimization in the military, aims to inform future polices that will identify vulnerable populations and appropriate intervent  more

Oregon State University: Surface Feeding Could Provide More Than Just Snacks for New Zealand Blue Whales
NEWPORT, Oregon, April 23 -- Oregon State University issued the following news: Feeding at the ocean's surface appears to play an important role in New Zealand blue whales' foraging strategy, allowing them to optimize their energy use, Oregon State University researchers suggest in a new study. Blue whales are the largest mammals on Earth. Because of their enormous size, the whales must carefully balance the energy gained through their food intake with the energetic costs of feeding, such as d  more

UC-San Diego: New Study Looks at How the 'Blob' Came Back
LA JOLLA, California, April 23 -- The University of California San Diego campus issued the following news: Weakened wind patterns likely spurred the wave of extreme ocean heat that swept the North Pacific Ocean last summer, according to new research led by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder and Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. The marine heat wave, named the "Blob 2.0" after the 2013-2014 "Blob," likely damaged marine ecosystems and hurt coastal fisheries. Wa  more