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Free well water testing at Bear Creek Fall Fest

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore.— Jackson County has roughly 30,000 people that get their water from domestic wells. People who use wells may be susceptible to dangerous contaminants in the water, including nitrates. Nitrates typically come from fertilizer, human or agricultural waste and could …

Youth suicides show alarming spike

(NBC News) – A new report by the Centers for Disease Control is bringing renewed and urgent attention to the growing number of young people dying by suicide and homicide. The report, released Thursday, reveals suicides among Americans ages 10 to 24 …

More vaping-related deaths confirmed

SAINT PAUL, Minn. (KARE) – Minnesota state health officials have confirmed the deaths of two more patients from severe lung injuries related to vaping. The deaths were announced Wednesday, bringing the state total to three. The Minnesota Department of Health says the …

Vape ban worries local businesses

MEDFORD, Ore. — One week after Gov. Kate Brown took executive action against flavored vaping products, all forms of it will be banned statewide starting next week. On October 15, flavored vaping products will be pulled off the shelves across Oregon. The …

CDC: 3 STDs reach all-time high in US

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNN) – Some alarming statistics from health officials show three types of sexually transmitted diseases are at an all-time high in the United States. Gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis cases have risen for the fifth straight year, according to the CDC. …