health

High bacteria levels in Ashland Creek

Ashland, Ore. – Despite warning signs, many adults and children were still enjoying Ashland Creek today. The creek is being called “unsafe” after water tests came back positive with high levels of bacteria, specifically E. coli. “The E. coli levels generally will …

FDA declares EpiPen shortage

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBCNC) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has declared a shortage of EpiPen auto-injectors used to treat severe allergic reactions. The announcement comes after hundreds of Americans reported trouble filling prescriptions for the devices. Some patients have had to …

Experimental flu drug saves N.C. boy’s life

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WCNC) – An eight-year-old North Carolina boy with flu-like symptoms was near death when doctors saved his life with a drug that’s only been used in adults. Like so many children this flu season, 8-year-old Lucas Judy came home from …

Study: More pregnant California women smoking pot

(CNN) – There’s a new study out suggesting that more pregnant women appear to be using marijuana, sometimes to soothe anxiety and morning sickness. The study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association observed a sample of pregnant women …

Rabies-infected fox found in Jackson County

Jackson County, Ore. – Officials are urging local residents to take precautions after a rabid fox was found near the rural community of Trail last week. Jackson County Public Health said the fox was found on a family’s property on September 30. …

Staying safe in the extreme heat

Medford, Ore. — We’ve hit 100 degrees or more every day in August, and 9 times so far this year. No matter your age, the extreme heat can take a toll on your body. But doctors say there are steps you can …
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