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March 2020 Archives

COVID-19 and Paid Sick Leave in Oregon

During this COVID-19 pandemic, many workers find themselves working from home, or not working at all due to work slow downs or the coronavirus shelter in place ordered by Governor Kate Brown on March 23, 2020.  If you or a family member* are suffering symptoms related to COVID-19, or any other serious health condition, you may be entitled to paid sick leave. Oregon paid sick leave laws require that:

Mesothelioma shows why a cancer diagnosis is so important

Those who think they may have cancer and go to the doctor for diagnosis need to get the proper diagnosis the first time. There is no room for error. There is no room for a mistake. Doctors may not be perfect, but the ramifications of getting it wrong with cancer are so dire. There may not be time to get it right.

Doctors tend to miss these 3 cancers

A failure to diagnose cancer can be deadly. Much of the time, doctors want to start treatment as soon as possible, and recovery rates are far better for those who get treatment in the early stages than for those who do not get it until the later stages. If a doctor misses something and it takes months or even years longer than it should have to spot the cancer and get treatment started, a patient who would have survived may pass away.

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