Health

31 March 2014

Oregonians have until April 30 to get health coverage

Posted in Health, Regional

(OPB) Oregonians have until April 30 to enroll in a health insurance plan under Cover Oregon. The state is granting residents another month because of technical problems with the state's health exch ...

29 March 2014

Are e-cigarettes really safer than cigarettes? Doctors say no

Posted in Health

Many of the health effects of electronic cigarettes are still uncertain but local physicians say they are not any safer than traditional cigarettes. Dr. Rebecca Schane from Asante Rogue Regional sa ...

29 March 2014

Rogue River votes to temporarily ban dispensaries

Posted in Health, Local, Politics

Rogue River, Ore. -- Medical marijuana dispensaries are now banned in Rogue River. The city council voted 4-2 in favor of the moratorium Thursday night. The Rogue River ban will last until May 1st ...

28 March 2014

Dispensary plans to open in Klamath Falls

Written by Lyle Ahrens, Posted in Health, Local, Politics, Economy

Klamath Falls, Ore. -- Klamath Falls first medical marijuana dispensary is scheduled to open shortly...the owner offered a first look behind the scenes to KOBI. Ed Medina, Jr. hopes to open his medi ...

28 March 2014

201 years combined: Local couple celebrating 70th anniversary

Written by Jennifer Elliott, Posted in Health, Local

Medford, Ore. -- Two children, a war, several trips overseas, world travels, and even a broken leg; for better or worse Bill and Olive Watson stick together. "We had a lot of experiences, travel, up ...

27 March 2014

New report shows more cases of child autism

Written by Kassi Nelson, Posted in Health, Local, Regional

Medford, Ore. -- New numbers from the Center for Disease Control show an increase in autism spectrum disorder in children. According to the CDC one in 68 U.S. children has autism compared to one in ...

27 March 2014

E-Cigarettes and their hidden dangers

Posted in Health, U.S. & World News

Oklahoma City, Okla. -- (KFOR)  The number of kids getting their hands on liquid nicotine used to refill e-cigarettes and being rushed to the emergency room grows each year. Ren Gaulrapp's 4- year- ...

26 March 2014

Nonprofit releases "fraudulent food" database

Posted in Health, Local, Regional

Grocery shoppers beware! Is what you think you're buying actually what you're getting? The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention is a nonprofit that sets standards used by the FDA and it just released a " ...

26 March 2014

Judge gives MaryJane's Attic greenlight to re-open

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

Medford, Ore. -- On Wednesday morning Marlene Nuckols waited nervously outside a Jackson County courtroom. She owns MaryJane's Attic which sells locally-made products and MaryJane's Basement which p ...

25 March 2014

Ashland reassesses medical marijuana dispensaries

Posted in Health, Local, Politics

Ashland, Ore. -- The Ashland Planning Commission looked at where in Ashland medical marijuana dispensaries should be allowed and where they shouldn't. Tuesday night the commission discussed the pos ...