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With pediatric RSV cases rising, executive order to help strained hospitals

Available in Spanish On Monday, Nov. 14, Governor Kate Brown issued an emergency declaration in response to a surge of pediatric cases and hospitalizations of respiratory viruses, including respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). The declaration will give hospitals more flexibility to staff beds for children, draw on a pool of medical volunteer nurses and doctors and […]

Free telehealth service increases access to COVID-19 treatments

If you test positive for COVID-19 and have difficulty getting a prescription for the antivirals Paxlovid or Lagevrio (molnupiravir), a new free telehealth (remote) service may help. Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has partnered with Color Health, Inc. to offer online or telephone support to get COVID-19 antivirals to eligible people within 24-48 hours, regardless of […]

New COVID-19 subvariants on the rise

Available in Spanish Health officials are closely monitoring new subvariants of Omicron—BA.4.6, BQ.1 and BQ.1.1. New variants and subvariants of the COVID-19 virus emerge regularly, and changes in their genetic codes sometimes make them more contagious. Here are a few things to know about the new subvariants: Public health officials are constantly monitoring COVID-19 variants […]

Se espera que VRS ejerza presión sobre los hospitales pediátricos en Oregon

Los casos de virus respiratorio sincitial (RSV, por sus siglas en inglés)  (info en inglés) están aumentando en todo el país y es probable que aumenten en Oregón. Esto pondrá a prueba el sistema hospitalario del estado, especialmente combinado con un aumento esperado en los casos de gripe y COVID-19 este invierno. La capacidad del […]

Los veteranos buscan una nueva misión en el Hospital Estatal de Oregon

Para muchos, trabajar en el Oregon State Hospital (OSH) no es solo un trabajo; es una llamada al servicio. Pregúntele a cualquiera de los más de 400 veteranos que trabajan allí. “Es un lugar único con una misión muy desafiante”, dijo Adam Giblin, gerente de operaciones de seguridad de OSH y veterano del Ejército de […]

RSV expected to strain pediatric hospitals in Oregon

Available in Spanish Cases of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are increasing nationwide and are likely to rise in Oregon. This will strain the state’s hospital system, especially combined with an expected increase in flu and COVID-19 cases this winter. Pediatric hospital capacity is limited in Oregon and is expected to be heavily strained based on […]

Veterans seek new mission at Oregon State Hospital

Available in Spanish For many, working at Oregon State Hospital (OSH) is not just a job; it’s a call to service. Just ask any of the 400+ veterans who work there. “It’s a unique environment with a very challenging mission,” said Adam Giblin, OSH security operations manager and Unites States Army veteran. “We understand the […]

Cómo hablar con otros sobre la importancia de vacunarse contra el COVID-19

Le decimos los hechos: las vacunas y los refuerzos contra el COVID-19 son seguros y eficaces. Además, son altamente efectivos para ayudar a prevenir hospitalizaciones y enfermedades graves por COVID-19. Estar vacunado y reforzado permite a las personas seguir por la vida con cierta normalidad. Desafortunadamente, hay mucha información falsa sobre las vacunas contra el […]

New data show COVID-19 reinfections on the rise in Oregon

COVID-19 reinfections have been one of the largest unknowns during the pandemic. Can you get sick again? If so, when? How serious would a second or third infection be? Does being vaccinated reduce the likelihood of being reinfected? New data compiled by Oregon Health Authority (OHA) help answer these questions.   Let’s start with some […]

Pláticas de Salud con OHA: Centro Familiar Mano a Mano

Pláticas de Salud con OHA es un esfuerzo del estado de Oregon para brindarle información de salud relevante sobre la pandemia de COVID-19. En este segmento nos acompaña Nikol Ramírez y Paz García del Departamento de Comunicaciones del Centro Familiar Mano a Mano y Denise Piza, Coordinadora de alcance regional con OHA. Nikol y Paz […]