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Trump signs executive order on healthcare pricing

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC) –President Trump wants patients to know how much their health care services cost before they receive treatment. Monday, the president signed an executive order requiring hospitals to disclose their pricing for services to the public. According to the White …

Measles cases continue to increase

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC) – More cases of the measles have been reported in the country. The latest CDC data shows there are now 1,077 confirmed cases in 28 states as of last Thursday. That is an increase of 33 cases from the …

Oregon DHS data on about 645,000 people compromised

SALEM, Ore. – The private health information of approximately 645,000 Oregonians may have been compromised in an apparent phishing incident. The Oregon Department of Human Services said they became aware of the breach on January 28, 2019. According to state officials, nine …

CDC issues measles travel warning

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC News) – A new Centers for Disease Control report is raising concerns that travelers visiting Europe could bring home not just memories, but potentially new measles cases. Health experts say the region is experiencing a spike in measles, up …

Food allergies on the rise

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC) – Food allergies have more than doubled over the last decade. Yet two-thirds of children who develop one don’t have a parent with one. Pediatrician Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson said, “You can develop a food allergy at any age. …