Articles tagged with: health

02 September 2014

Ten benefits of breast feeding

Posted in U.S. & World News, Health

(NBC News)  New research finds that what your baby eats during his first year of life can have a tremendous impact on his health all the way through first grade.According to a series of new studies ...

22 August 2014

Teen marijuana use on the rise

Posted in Local, Health

Medford, Ore. -- Some medical experts say the move to legalize marijuana is giving teens a false sense that marijuana is safe. Doctors says the brain isn't fully developed until about 26 years old ...

28 July 2014

Two Americans diagnosed with Ebola in Liberia

Posted in U.S. & World News

Two American health workers have now been stricken with the Ebola Virus while working to contain its spread in Liberia. The news has many asking, what exactly is Ebola? The virus is mostly found in ...

17 June 2014

FDA: Cut the salt

Posted in U.S. & World News, Health

(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 ...

12 June 2014

Dispensary generates money for Gold Hill

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

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 ...

09 June 2014

Preliminary injunction placed on Greenery

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

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 Local, Health

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 U.S. & World News, Health

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 ...

03 June 2014

Medical marijuana dispensary opening in Gold Hill

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

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

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 ...