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Health
1:40 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Oregon's Rate Of Unneeded Prescribed Antibiotics Among Nation's Lowest

Credit public.health.oregon.gov

Oregon's rate of unneeded prescribed antibiotics is among the Nation's lowest. Growing resistance to the drugs is a concern for physicians. The tendency of doctors not to prescribe antibiotics is part of a trend in other western states.

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Water Contamination
3:02 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Newport Residents Need To Boil Water

Due to a loss of water pressure in a section of Newport's distribution system, residents are being asked to boil their drinking water until tests can confirm it is safe to drink. A water main break at NE 5th and Eads St. Tuesday evening forced the City to de-pressurize the system in that area. Newport's Director of Public Works, Tim Gross, says the State requires a boil water notice to go out after they de-pressurize any water system.

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