Health

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 ...

05 June 2014

Banning food stamp purchases of soda may help decrease obesity

Posted in Health, U.S. & World News

Stanford, Calif. -- Banning food stamp purchases of soda and other sugary drinks could cause a major drop in obesity and diabetes among the poor. That's the finding of a new study published in the A ...

04 June 2014

Oregon settles multi-state settlement with pharmaceutical company

Posted in Health, Regional

(OPB) Oregon will receive nearly four million dollars from a multi-state settlement with the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline. The settlement follows allegations that GlaxoSmithKline unlawful ...

04 June 2014

Nearly 80,000 Cover Oregon customers will have to re-enroll

Posted in Health, Regional

Medford, Ore. -- People who enrolled in Oregon's troubled health insurance exchange will have to re-enroll for coverage as Cover Oregon transitions to the federal government. Come November, about 80 ...

03 June 2014

Medical marijuana dispensary opening in Gold Hill

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

Gold Hill, Ore. -- The Rogue Valley is about to have its first fully legal medical marijuana dispensary. The Gold Hill City Council voted 4-2 Monday night to change city code to pave way for the dis ...

03 June 2014

Health advisory for Lost Creek Lake

Posted in Health, Local

Medford, Ore. -- A health advisory is now in effect for Lost Creek Lake due to high levels of blue-green algae. Authorities say humans and animals should avoid drinking or ingesting the water, as we ...

03 June 2014

Serious mistakes are a learning lesson for Oregon healthcare workers

Written by Travis Koch, Posted in Health

A new report tracking serious and deadly medical mistakes shows a total of 651 events at Oregon hospitals, surgery centers and nursing facilities in 2013. Local health officials are trying to lower ...

03 June 2014

Oregon's health care facilities record 650 mistakes last year

Posted in Health, Regional

Medford, Ore. -- Oregon's health care facilities reported more than 650 mistakes last year, 44 % of which ended in either serious harm or even death. The new report issued by the Oregon Patient Safe ...

02 June 2014

Gold Hill could soon be the first Southern Oregon city to allow dispensaries

Posted in Health, Local, Politics

Gold Hill, Ore. -- It looks like Gold Hill could have the next legal medical marijuana dispensary in Southern Oregon. The Gold Hill City Council approved final readings on two ordinances dealing w ...