Articles tagged with: health

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 ...

03 June 2014

Oregon's health care facilities record 650 mistakes last year

Posted in Regional, Health

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 ...

24 May 2014

Car wash fundraiser for infant with cancer

Posted in Local, Health

Medford, Ore. --  A business owner is raising money for an infant with liver cancer. The owner of Salon Spark held a car wash and BBQ Saturday  to benefit baby Madison. She is currently in Portla ...

22 May 2014

Hummus recall issued over possible Listeria contamination

Posted in Local, U.S. & World News, Health

(NBC Bay Area) If you are planning to add hummus to your list of Memorial Day snacks, watch out. Food manufacturer Lansal has issued a voluntary recall on about 14,860 pounds of hummus and dip produ ...

22 May 2014

Hepatitis-C exposure warning for patients at Washington hospital

Posted in Regional, Health

Vancouver, Wa. -- Letters are on their way to patients outside of Portland after a fired hospital worker may have exposed those patients to Hepatitis-C. Peace-Health Southwest Medical Center in Vanc ...

21 May 2014

More mental health help on the horizon

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Local, Health

Medford, Ore. -- The state of Oregon is putting the most money ever toward mental health services, that's according to State Representative Peter Buckley (D-Ashland). The increased state funding mea ...

19 May 2014

Medford Police see skyrocketing mental health calls

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Local, Health

Medford, Ore. -- Patrolling the streets of Medford for more than 15 years now, Officer Bob Mccurley knows the dangers he could face on the job. "Regardless of all the information you get, there's st ...

19 May 2014

Study shows children with less sleep may be at risk for obesity

Posted in U.S. & World News, Health

NBC News -- Children who don't get enough sleep may be at an increased risk for obesity. Researchers used parent surveys to assess children's sleep patterns throughout early childhood. By the age of ...