Environmental concerns

Senators Murray, Cantwell secure new provisions in senate bill to address Hanford chemical vapor concerns (NBC Right Now)

Public warned about fish purchases from local (Beacon Hill) live fish tank (KIRO 7)

Harmful Algae Blooms
OHA maintains an updated list of all health advisories on its website. To learn if an advisory has been issued or lifted for a specific water body, visit the Harmful Algae Blooms website at http://www.healthoregon.org/hab and select “algae bloom advisories,” or call the Oregon Public Health Division toll-free information line at 877-290-6767.

Pregnancy and Childbirth

Mothers May Get Too Many Opioids After C-Sections (Huffington Post)

New Zika testing recommendation issued for pregnant women (Spokesman-Review)

WIC staffers often first to ID developmental, behavioral issues in kids
The study can be found at http://journals.lww.com/jrnldbp/toc/2017/06000.

Rural Health

This Is What A Trip To The Doctor Looks Like For People In Appalachia (Buzzfeed)

Drugs and Alcohol

OHA concludes review of Youth Marijuana Use Prevention Pilot Campaign
The final evaluation is available on the Oregon Public Health Division website at http://healthoregon.org/marijuana under “Publications.”

Legislative Issues

What happens to Obamacare now?
…Now that Congressional Republicans have shelved their plans to repeal the health reform law, the future of Obamacare is in the White House’s hands. And it’s pretty clear that the Trump administration has little desire to fix it.