Health

25 February 2014

Cracking down on junk food

Posted in Health, U.S. & World News

(NBC News)  Schools across the country will soon have to eliminate any posters or billboards advertising unhealthy snacks on campus. The White House is banning junk food ads to build on new regulat ...

25 February 2014

Setting up shop, part 2

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

Medford, Ore. -- On March 3rd, medical marijuana dispensaries will begin opening in Oregon. In fact, experts predict anywhere from 250 to 400 will open their doors this year. That number is equal to ...

25 February 2014

Setting up shop: What soon to come medical marijuana dispensaries mean for you

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

Medford, Ore. -- In just days, medical marijuana dispensaries will be legal in the state of Oregon. What exactly can people expect?    It's a rapid evolution in cannabis control. "As cannabis law ...

24 February 2014

New vaccination requirements begin March 1st

Posted in Health, Local, Regional

Medford, Ore.-- A new law will go into effect Saturday, March 1st, which will require families who want to be exempt from vaccine shots to take extra steps. Currently, Oregon families can just o ...

18 February 2014

Jacksonville City Council to discuss medical marijuana dispensaries

Posted in Health, Local, Politics

Jacksonville, Ore. -- Medical marijuana dispensaries will be legal in Oregon in March, but some cities are acting to prevent them from opening in their town. On Tuesday night Jacksonville City Counc ...

18 February 2014

Treating pain without pills

Written by Natalie Hurd, Posted in Health, Local

Medford, Ore. -- More than 100-million Americans suffer from chronic, long lasting pain and tonight new guidelines released out of Southern Oregon hope to change the way doctors treat those patients ...

13 February 2014

Walden calls on federal investigation into 'Cover Oregon'

Written by Kyle Aevermann, Posted in Health, Local, Politics

Medford, Ore. -- After failing to sign anyone up through the state run health insurance exchange known as 'Cover Oregon, US Representative Greg Walden called for a federal investigation into the web ...

11 February 2014

Family and friends remember Joetta Brummett

Posted in Health, Local

Grants Pass, Ore. -- Family and friends of 50-year-old Joetta Brummett all seem to be consistent when describing her saying she was full of life, love and happiness. A woman who would give up anythi ...

11 February 2014

Calcium pills linked to heart problems in women

Posted in Health, U.S. & World News

(NBC News) Many women take calcium supplements to prevent osteoporosis, but the pills have come under fire recently for potentially increasing the risk for heart problems. Nancy Dennis took calciu ...

10 February 2014

Grants Pass woman fighting H1N1 passes away

Posted in Health, Local

Grants Pass, Ore. -- A Grants Pass woman fighting the H1N1 flu in a Portland hospital has passed away. Oregon Health & Science University confirmed that 50 year-old Joetta Brummett died Sunday nigh ...