Health

17 June 2014

FDA: Cut the salt

Posted in Health, U.S. & World News

(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 ...

17 June 2014

Electronics and sleep

Posted in Health

How well did you sleep last night? If you don't feel well rested, you may want to blame your electronic devices. Research shows those electronics before bedtime can lead to sub-standard sleep cycles ...

12 June 2014

Dispensary generates money for Gold Hill

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

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 ...

11 June 2014

Red meat and the risk of breast cancer

Posted in Health, U.S. & World News

Eating large amounts of red meat in early adulthood could raise a woman's risk of breast cancer. Researchers looked at the diet and medical history of over 88,000 pre-menopausal women. 20 years late ...

09 June 2014

Rogue Valley's first legal dispensary opened Monday

Posted in Health, Local, Politics

Gold Hill, Ore. -- The Rogue Valley's first legal medical marijuana dispensary opened its doors to patients for the first time Monday. Breeze Botanicals is in Gold Hill. Patients who use cannabis ...

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 ...