Health

01 March 2014

Life Art opens gallery

Written by Roma Villavicencio, Posted in Health, Local

Medford, Ore.-- A local non-profit that helps teens struggling with suicidal thoughts, bullying, and other issues opened up an art gallery Saturday. The paintings are created by those in the progra ...

28 February 2014

E-cigarette chargers raise concern

Written by Roma Villavicencio, Posted in Health, Local

Medford, Ore.-- Smoking an E-cigarette is what Tylor Arnold calls the safe alternative to tobacco. "There's no arsenic, there's no cyanide, there's no tar, there's no smell," said Arnold. Arnold al ...

27 February 2014

GMO ban supporters get organized to fight

Posted in Health, Local, Politics

Medford, Ore. -- The fight against GMO's in Jackson County got organized Thursday night. The group "Our Family Farms Coalition" met at their new headquarters in downtown Medford's Woolworth buildi ...

27 February 2014

Could medical marijuana dispensaries boost tourism?

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

Ashland, Ore. -- Medical marijuana dispensaries will be legal in Oregon on March 3rd. It's still a hotly debated issue with some cities banning dispensaries and others allowing them. Since Oregon is ...

27 February 2014

Food facts on display

Posted in Health, U.S. & World News

(NBC News) --  For the first time in 20 years, big changes may be ahead for the nutrition labels millions of Americans have come to count on. About 700,000 products Americans buy everyday come with ...

25 February 2014

Mystery polio-like illness prompts concern

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Health, Regional

Palo Alto, Ca. -- A medical mystery is surfacing in Oregon's neighboring state, California. At least five children are suffering from a polio-like illness and there could be many more. The afflicted ...

25 February 2014

Cracking down on junk food

Posted in Health, U.S. & World News

(NBC News)  Schools across the country will soon have to eliminate any posters or billboards advertising unhealthy snacks on campus. The White House is banning junk food ads to build on new regulat ...

25 February 2014

Setting up shop, part 2

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

Medford, Ore. -- On March 3rd, medical marijuana dispensaries will begin opening in Oregon. In fact, experts predict anywhere from 250 to 400 will open their doors this year. That number is equal to ...

25 February 2014

Setting up shop: What soon to come medical marijuana dispensaries mean for you

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

Medford, Ore. -- In just days, medical marijuana dispensaries will be legal in the state of Oregon. What exactly can people expect?    It's a rapid evolution in cannabis control. "As cannabis law ...

24 February 2014

New vaccination requirements begin March 1st

Posted in Health, Local, Regional

Medford, Ore.-- A new law will go into effect Saturday, March 1st, which will require families who want to be exempt from vaccine shots to take extra steps. Currently, Oregon families can just o ...