Coast Guard Medevacs Teen to OHSU

PORTLAND, Ore. —  A 15-year-old is at OHSU after suffering a head injury in Powers Friday. A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced the teen Friday night from Coquille to Portland. Watchstanders at the air station in North Bend got the medevac request at 5:00 p.m. Friday. The teen reportedly sustained a head injury while operating … Continue reading »

OHSU Study Identifies Autism Risk Factor

PORTLAND, Ore. — Researchers at OHSU say they’re making huge progress, in identifying genetic risk factors for autism. Scientists say there are about 400 genes associated with autism. A study published Wednesday identified 27 of those genes. Researchers say if they’re mutated, they will either cause autism or contribute to its risk. Scientists say this … Continue reading »

Deputy Weber Released From Hospital

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — OHSU confirmed that Klamath County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Weber has been released from the hospital. He was released earlier this weekend. Deputy Weber was injured in the line of duty after he was shot twice on august 27th during a routine traffic stop in Klamath Falls. He was shot in the … Continue reading »

OHSU Massive Donor Revealed

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Columbia Sportswear founder revealed her soft side. Gert Boyle confirmed she was the anonymous donor who gave $100 million to the Oregon Health and Science University for cancer research. Boyle says she slipped the OHSU leader a note in June about the donation. “Then he called Phil, and I talked to … Continue reading »

Surgeon Impersonator Sentenced for Theft

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A Portland man known for pretending to be a plastic surgeon was sentenced on Tuesday for theft in Benton County. Lucas Orlin Ebert is known for sneaking into the Oregon Health and Science University several years ago and pretending to be a plastic surgeon. He wore a smock and carried fake identification, … Continue reading »

House Bill Would Change Tanning Rules

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon is ranked fourth in the nation for its death rate from skin cancer. That’s something that may come as a shock, but OHSU researchers say it’s because of a high use of tanning beds. A new House bill is addressing that high skin cancer death rate. It would restrict anyone younger … Continue reading »