Health

21 May 2014

More mental health help on the horizon

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Health, Local

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 ...

20 May 2014

Mental health services for young people a "grave situation"

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Health, Local

Grants Pass, Ore. -- When it comes to mental health care for kids and young adults in Southern Oregon, the situation is grave. That's according to a Rogue Regional Medical Center psychiatrist. On Mo ...

19 May 2014

Medford Police see skyrocketing mental health calls

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Health, Local

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 Health, U.S. & World News

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 Health, U.S. & World News

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 ...

14 May 2014

County health officials watching MERs virus

Posted in Health

"The CDC and World Health Organizations have been tracking this and what we've been doing locally is letting out doctors know to be on the look out for it." Dr. Jim Shames, Director of of Public hea ...

13 May 2014

A new generation with a new set of challenges

Posted in Health, Local

Medford, Ore. -- A suicide pact on a mountain in Ashland draws search crews, even the National Guard. It happened in April and put one girl in critical condition. Health experts in Jackson County sa ...

13 May 2014

Both sides rally for measure 15-119

Posted in Health, Local, Politics

Medford, Ore. -- Supporters of a ban on genetically modified crops rallied outside the Jackson County Courthouse Tuesday. Anti-GMO activists claim a pro-GMO lobby group misled voters and that much ...

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 ...

12 May 2014

Oregon winemakers warn against herbicide 2,4-D

Written by Kassi Nelson, Posted in Health, Local

Medford, Ore. -- With the heat in the forecast the Oregon Winegrowers Association is selling signs to warn people about 2, 4-D. The signs alert farmers about the dangers the herbicide can have on g ...