Health

09 May 2014

Local farmers rally against proposed Jackson County GMO-ban

Posted in Health, Local, Politics

Central Point, Ore. -- Dozens of family farmers who support using genetically modified crops gathered in Central Point Friday morning to show their opposition to measure 15-119. Local farmer Jim Fr ...

09 May 2014

Magazine rejects weight-loss photo

Posted in Health, U.S. & World News

Illinois --- (KWQC News) After losing nearly half her body weight, one Illinois woman thought her biggest struggles with weight loss were behind her. That was until a picture she submitted to a heal ...

09 May 2014

Oregonians appear to be leaning towards legalizing recreational marijuana

Posted in Health, Regional

Portland, Ore. -- A new Oregon Public Broadcast poll shows Oregonians appear to be leaning towards legalizing recreational marijuana. The last time Oregonians voted on legalizing marijuana was in 20 ...

08 May 2014

Local doctor uses unique approach to reverse diabetes

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Health, Local

Eagle Point, Ore. -- An Eagle Point doctor who heads up the program My Diabetic Solution is being credited with developing a unique way to help people with diabetes. According to the American Diabet ...

07 May 2014

Jackson County approves 3 million dollar parking lot addition

Posted in Health, Local

Medford, Ore. -- Construction is already in the works on the new Jackson County Health Services Building. Now they will be adding to that construction by constructing two more stories to the already ...

06 May 2014

Coca-Cola to remove controversial ingredient

Posted in Health, U.S. & World News

With momentum building against an ingredient known as "BVO," the Coca-Cola Company has agreed to stop using it. Coca-Cola has agreed to stop using Brominated Vegetable Oil by the end of the year. Br ...

05 May 2014

Medical marijuana dispensary moratoriums in another 14 cities, 1 county

Posted in Health, Local, Politics, Regional

(OPB) Fourteen more cities and another county have submitted their moratoriums on medical marijuana dispensaries to the Oregon Health Authority. Now, 142 of Oregon's 242 cities and 26 of 36 countie ...

05 May 2014

Entrepreneur looks to open medical marijuana dispensary in Gold Hill

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

Gold Hill, Ore. -- Brie Malarkey, co-owner of Breeze Botanicals in Gold Hill is planning to sell local farm-made products at her store located at 315 Second Avenue in the Gold Dust Center. Her produ ...

05 May 2014

UPDATE: Judge revokes Mary Jane's Attic's business license

Posted in Health, Local, Politics

Update (5/13 4pm):  On Tuesday, a judge upheld the city's decision to shut down MaryJane's Attic and MaryJane's Basement. The owner of the business, Marlene Nuckols, says the store is not a dispen ...

01 May 2014

The annual report of the dirtiest and cleanest produce

Posted in Health, U.S. & World News

The USDA's latest dietary recommendations suggest half our plates be filled with fruits and vegetables. Today, a non-profit research organization released its annual report of the dirtiest as well a ...