Merkley Speaks Out on Women’s Health

EUGENE, Ore. — Your personal and private health decisions are not your boss’s business–that was the message Senator Jeff Merkley was trying to get out Friday. A current court case could allow “for profit” companies to deny insurance coverage to women for birth control and other preventive services if they have a moral objection. On … Continue reading »

SCOTUS Hears “Hobby Lobby” Case

EUGENE, Ore. — The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments that challenge President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. The issue: Can for-profit corporations refuse certain contraceptive services because of religious beliefs? It all stems from two cases involving Hobby Lobby craft stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties. The owners of both companies want to deny their employees … Continue reading »

Aspirin Could Reduce Melanoma in Women

(CNN) — Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. According to the American Cancer Society nearly 9,000 people die of the disease every year. Now a new study out of Stanford University School of Medicine finds that women who took aspirin on a regular basis reduced their risk of developing melanoma by 21 percent. … Continue reading »