Health

14 March 2014

Making a difference: 5-yr-old gives hair to charity

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Health, Local

Central Point, Ore. -- A five-year-old Central Point girl gave up her long hair to help other girls suffering from cancer. It was a viral YouTube video that inspired Madi Nelson to cut off her hair ...

12 March 2014

Many young adults not signing up for Cover Oregon health insurance

Posted in Health, Local, Politics, Economy

Medford, Ore. -- Oregon gets a failing grade for getting young adults signed up for health insurance as part of the Affordable Care Act. That's according to a new report released by the Department o ...

07 March 2014

Norovirus outbreak closes VA Facility for the weekend

Posted in Health, Local

White City, Ore. -- The largest veteran's facility in Southern Oregon will be closed at least through the weekend after a Norovirus outbreak sickened nearly 200 people, including veterans and staff. ...

05 March 2014

More than 100 sick with Norovirus at VA Facility in White City

Posted in Health, Local

White City, Ore. -- 53-year-old Norman Ehrig is one of hundreds who have been sick at the Veterans Rehabilitation Center in White City.The center houses more than 470 veterans who are getting rehabi ...

05 March 2014

What doctors are saying about medical marijuana

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

Medford, Ore. -- It's no secret. Medical marijuana is a controversial issue, despite states across the country starting to legalize or loosen restrictions. NBC 5 spoke with three doctors to try and ...

05 March 2014

Norovirus outbreak at VA Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics

Posted in Health, Local

White City, Ore. -- Update: VA Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics is experiencing an outbreak of the Norovirus and therefore is restricting access to the SORCC. The SORCC is limiting ...

05 March 2014

Government Accountability Office agrees to look into Cover Oregon

Posted in Health, Local, Politics

Washington D.C. -- The U.S. Government will examine the use of federal funds involved in the Cover Oregon website. The online insurance portal has not let anyone self-enroll since it launched last f ...

04 March 2014

Outrage after Phoenix City Council temporarily bans medical marijuana dispensaries

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

Phoenix, Ore. -- Medical marijuana patients in Phoenix are angry after the city voted in favor of a four-month ban on medical marijuana dispensaries Monday night. "I'm furious, I'm absolutely furiou ...

03 March 2014

Medical Marijuana Dispensary: Applicants from all walks of life

Written by Travis Koch, Posted in Health, Local, Politics, Regional

Medford, Ore. -- As medical marijuana dispensaries are now legal, applicants from all walks of life are looking to cash-in on the growing marijuana industry.Shady Cove resident, Kathleen Payne is on ...

03 March 2014

Medical marijuana dispensaries applications start today

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

At 8:30 a.m. this morning, several people around the state applied for a medical marijuana dispensary license. That's because the business of cannabis is now legal in Oregon.The application took jus ...