Articles tagged with: health

03 April 2014

Mental health options avaliable at local VA clinic

Posted in Local, Health

White City, Ore. -- Following Wednesday's shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, reports say that the suspected gunman was recently being evaluated for post-traumatic stress disorder, otherwise known as PT ...

31 March 2014

What you need to know about health insurance and Cover Oregon

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

Medford, Ore. -- For most people across the nation, the deadline for getting health insurance under the Affordable Care Act was March 31st.  However, Oregonians have a bit more time to get health i ...

31 March 2014

Marijuana goes mainstream

Posted in Local, Regional, Politics, Economy, Health

Eugene, Ore. -- (The Register-Guard) There was an unmistakable feeling of excitement among the approximately 400 attendees of the Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference Sunday at the Hilton Eu ...

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 Local, Politics, Health

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

Community helps Medford toddler waiting for kidney transplant

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Local

Medford, Ore. -- On the outside Helen Lynn, who's turning three in May, acts like any other almost three year old. However her life is a lot different than other kids her age. "Unfortunately Helen n ...

28 March 2014

201 years combined: Local couple celebrating 70th anniversary

Written by Jennifer Elliott, Posted in Local, Health

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 Local, Regional, Health

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 ...

26 March 2014

Nonprofit releases "fraudulent food" database

Posted in Local, Regional, Health

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 " ...

25 March 2014

Ashland reassesses medical marijuana dispensaries

Posted in Local, Politics, Health

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 ...