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‘Plogging’ trend is sweeping the nation

(NBC News) – “Plogging” is a word that means picking up trash while jogging, originally from Sweden, it is gaining popularity in America. Running clubs around the nation are picking up trash during their regular runs, helping to preserve the natural beauty …

Amy’s Kitchen launches health center

WHITE CITY, Ore. – Amy’s Kitchen is teaming up with Vera Whole Health to provide a free primary healthcare center for employees and their families. Tuesday, was the ribbon cutting event for the facility. Amy’s Kitchen said its goal is to help …

WHO declares “gaming disorder” a disease

GENEVA, Switzerland (NBC/APTN) – The World Health Organization announced a decision to classify gaming addiction as a disease. The W.H.O. says the gaming disorder is characterized by an “impaired control over gaming,” an “increasing priority given to gaming over other activities,” and …

Suicide rates show disturbing rise

(NBC News) – Police confirmed Thursday that designer Kate Spade’s death earlier this week was, in fact, a suicide. Her husband revealed the fashion icon suffered from anxiety and depression and had been getting help. In a statement, Andy Spade said of …

Two lots of Naloxone voluntarily recalled

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A life-saving tool for opioid overdoses is being recalled. Hospira, the maker of Naloxone, is sounding the alarm on recent shipments of the drug. The company has discovered loose particulate matter on the syringe plunger. It says the particles …

Lowe’s to phase out paint stripping chemical

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Lowe’s Home Improvement announced it will phase out paint removers that include the chemical methylene chloride by the end of the year. The announcement comes after a Charleston, South Carolina family pushed for a ban on the paint …

Experts push for worldwide trans fat ban

(CNN) – Trans fats could disappear from a lot of your favorite foods if the World Health Organization gets its way. The organization launched a new initiative in hopes of helping countries kick the trans fat habit. The artificial fatty acids are …

New drug on the rise in Jackson Co.

MEDFORD, Ore.– A new drug that has made it’s way into the Rogue Valley in the past couple years has law enforcement and health officials concerned about the potential it has to disrupt the community. It’s called fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that …
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