26 June 2014

First fish consumption advisory issued at Applegate Lake

Written by Kyle Aevermann, Posted in Health, Local

Applegate Lake, Ore. -- For the first time in Applegate Lake's history, the Oregon Health Authority issues an advisory about high mercury levels in some of the fish. "The mercury is probably not new ...

19 June 2014

Selfie-diagnosis: woman's "stroke selfie" leads to treatment

Posted in Health, U.S. & World News

(The Today Show) If you’ve ever had trouble convincing a doctor that you really are sick, you’ll have no trouble understanding what happened to Stacey Yepes, who finally made her point with a se ...

19 June 2014

Toilet seat covers are pointless and here's why

Posted in Health, U.S. & World News

The Today Show -- If nature calls when you can’t enjoy the comfort of your own throne, what’s the best way to take care of business in a public restroom, where countless strangers have taken a ...

17 June 2014

FDA: Cut the salt

Posted in Health, U.S. & World News

(NBC News)  The Food and Drug Administration is preparing new voluntary guidelines to reduce the salt in restaurant meals and processed foods. The recommendations are part of a federal effort to pr ...

17 June 2014

Electronics and sleep

Posted in Health

How well did you sleep last night? If you don't feel well rested, you may want to blame your electronic devices. Research shows those electronics before bedtime can lead to sub-standard sleep cycles ...

12 June 2014

Dispensary generates money for Gold Hill

Posted in Health, Local, Politics, Economy

Gold Hill, Ore. -- After only four days of business, Breeze Botanicals the medical marijuana dispensary in Gold Hill has already generated hundreds of dollars for the city. The managing owner, Brie ...

11 June 2014

Red meat and the risk of breast cancer

Posted in Health, U.S. & World News

Eating large amounts of red meat in early adulthood could raise a woman's risk of breast cancer. Researchers looked at the diet and medical history of over 88,000 pre-menopausal women. 20 years late ...

09 June 2014

Rogue Valley's first legal dispensary opened Monday

Posted in Health, Local, Politics

Gold Hill, Ore. -- The Rogue Valley's first legal medical marijuana dispensary opened its doors to patients for the first time Monday. Breeze Botanicals is in Gold Hill. Patients who use cannabis ...

09 June 2014

Preliminary injunction placed on Greenery

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

Phoenix, Ore. -- A judge sides with the City of Phoenix and the medical marijuana facility "The Greenery" will remain closed for now.Basing his decision on federal law Jackson County Judge Ron D. Gr ...

08 June 2014

Smoky skies could be health hazard

Written by Kassi Nelson, Posted in Health, Local

Medford, Ore. -- While the Two Bulls Fire may be close to 200 miles away from Medford, there are signs on the fire in southern Oregon. A layer of smoke covered much of the Rogue Valley Sunday. As th ...