Health

26 August 2014

Too many c-sections?

Posted in Health, U.S. & World News

(KGW)  In the United States one in three pregnancies end in a C-section. Why so many?Some health experts now believe it's because doctors are using an outdated definition of labor and many of those ...

22 August 2014

Teen marijuana use on the rise

Posted in Health, Local

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 ...

22 August 2014

Access says to check for recalled peanut and almond butters

Posted in Health, Local

Medford, Ore. -- Access wants anyone who shops at their 25 local food pantries to check their cabinets for recalled peanut butter. The recalls affect Arrowhead Mills peanut butters and Marantha pean ...

20 August 2014

Smoking while pregnant could affect future grandchildren

Posted in Health

(NBC News) A new study reveals smoking while pregnant could affect the growth of your future grandchildren. British researchers found boys with non-smoking mothers, (but whose maternal grandmother s ...

20 August 2014

Teen birth rates decline

Posted in Health, U.S. & World News

(NBC News) A new government report shows the number of teenagers giving birth has declined over time. Since peaking in 1957, teen birth rates have steadily fallen and dropped 57% between 1991 and 20 ...

23 July 2014

Fruit recall affects major grocery stores

Posted in Health

Have you bought peaches, nectarines, or plums recently? There's a major fruit recall due to fears of a food-borne illness that is affecting some major grocery stores. One company is voluntarily reca ...

18 July 2014

Painful mosquito virus now in U.S.

Posted in Health, U.S. & World News

(NBC News) A painful virus passed on by mosquitoes that has been spreading rapidly in the Caribbean and Central America has made its way to the U.S., with the first reported cases in a Florida man a ...

14 July 2014

Comfort food causing stress?

Posted in Health, U.S. & World News

(NBC News) Stopping at your local fast food drive thru is fast and easy.  That's the requirement Tania Sarria has for her meals.She puts in at least ten hours a day as a project manager for a softw ...

26 June 2014

First fish consumption advisory issued at Applegate Lake

Written by Kyle Aevermann, Posted in Health, Local

Applegate Lake, Ore. -- For the first time in Applegate Lake's history, the Oregon Health Authority issues an advisory about high mercury levels in some of the fish. "The mercury is probably not new ...

19 June 2014

Selfie-diagnosis: woman's "stroke selfie" leads to treatment

Posted in Health, U.S. & World News

(The Today Show) If you’ve ever had trouble convincing a doctor that you really are sick, you’ll have no trouble understanding what happened to Stacey Yepes, who finally made her point with a se ...