Articles tagged with: health

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 ...

19 May 2014

MERS in the United States

Posted in U.S. & World News, Health

Monday health officials are warning the deadly virus, MERS, can be easier to transmit than previously thought.The concern comes after a person in Illinois contracted MERS after limited contact. The ...

13 May 2014

Red wine letdown

Posted in Health

(NBC News) Red wine has been hailed in the past as a heart-healthy drink, but in a new study it failed to show any benefit. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine followed nearl ...

09 May 2014

Local farmers rally against proposed Jackson County GMO-ban

Posted in Local, Politics, Health

Central Point, Ore. -- Dozens of family farmers who support using genetically modified crops gathered in Central Point Friday morning to show their opposition to measure 15-119. Local farmer Jim Fr ...