Health

05 March 2014

What doctors are saying about medical marijuana

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Health, Local, Politics

Medford, Ore. -- It's no secret. Medical marijuana is a controversial issue, despite states across the country starting to legalize or loosen restrictions. NBC 5 spoke with three doctors to try and ...

05 March 2014

Norovirus outbreak at VA Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics

Posted in Health, Local

White City, Ore. -- Update: VA Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics is experiencing an outbreak of the Norovirus and therefore is restricting access to the SORCC. The SORCC is limiting ...

05 March 2014

Government Accountability Office agrees to look into Cover Oregon

Posted in Health, Local, Politics

Washington D.C. -- The U.S. Government will examine the use of federal funds involved in the Cover Oregon website. The online insurance portal has not let anyone self-enroll since it launched last f ...

04 March 2014

Outrage after Phoenix City Council temporarily bans medical marijuana dispensaries

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Health, Local, Politics

Phoenix, Ore. -- Medical marijuana patients in Phoenix are angry after the city voted in favor of a four-month ban on medical marijuana dispensaries Monday night. "I'm furious, I'm absolutely furiou ...

03 March 2014

Medical Marijuana Dispensary: Applicants from all walks of life

Written by Travis Koch, Posted in Health, Local, Politics, Regional

Medford, Ore. -- As medical marijuana dispensaries are now legal, applicants from all walks of life are looking to cash-in on the growing marijuana industry.Shady Cove resident, Kathleen Payne is on ...

03 March 2014

Medical marijuana dispensaries applications start today

Written by Jennifer Elliott, Posted in Health, Local, Politics, Regional

At 8:30 a.m. this morning, several people around the state applied for a medical marijuana dispensary license. That's because the business of cannabis is now legal in Oregon.The application took jus ...

03 March 2014

Bad medicine

Posted in Health, U.S. & World News

Boone County, Ky. -- A Kentucky third-grader is recovering after getting medicine at school that was supposed to go to a classmate. 9-year-old Dylan Davis, a student at Collins Elementary in Florenc ...

03 March 2014

Medical marijuana dispensaries are now legal in Oregon

Posted in Health, Local, Politics, Regional

Medford, Ore. -- It's been bumpy road toward dispensary legalization in the state of Oregon. It's something both state and local lawmakers have been debating on. Now the wait is on to see what's nex ...

01 March 2014

Life Art opens gallery

Written by Roma Villavicencio, Posted in Health, Local

Medford, Ore.-- A local non-profit that helps teens struggling with suicidal thoughts, bullying, and other issues opened up an art gallery Saturday. The paintings are created by those in the progra ...

28 February 2014

E-cigarette chargers raise concern

Written by Roma Villavicencio, Posted in Health, Local

Medford, Ore.-- Smoking an E-cigarette is what Tylor Arnold calls the safe alternative to tobacco. "There's no arsenic, there's no cyanide, there's no tar, there's no smell," said Arnold. Arnold al ...