health

Winter blowout impacting vaccine rollout

(CNN) – Millions of people across the country have seen Mother Nature’s worst up close with icy roads, power outages and dangerously low temperatures. But even as the storm moves northeast, its impact is still being felt in a big way as …

Biden opens ACA enrollment

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC) – HealthCare.gov is now open for millions of Americans who need health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. The Biden administration launched a special enrollment period Monday to allow people to obtain health insurance during the coronavirus pandemic. The …

Flu season, the best it’s been in years

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. —Some good news during the pandemic, this year’s flu season is significantly better than years past. Jackson County Public Health says it’s because so many are taking the necessary precautions. Typically flu season runs from October through April. Jackson …

Redding Rancheria tribe vaccinates patients over 18

REDDING, Calif. (KRCR/CNN) – The Redding Rancheria has taken matters into its own hands, vaccinating Native Americans in the Northstate. Their Executive Director Glen Hayward says they’re now vaccinating all patients 18 and over at their Tribal Health Center on Liberty Street. …

Illicit opioid alert issued in Jackson County

MEDFORD, Ore. – Public health officials in Jackson County are issuing a warning due to an increase in illicit opioid overdoses. According to Jackson County Public Health, the “Yellow Alert” is being sent out based on a sudden increase in emergency room …

Health insurance deadline approaches

MEDFORD, Ore.– Skeeter Ramirez, insurance agent at Reinholdt and O’Harra in Ashland says after an unexpected 2020 people need to evaluate their insurance now more than ever before. He said the first smart decision you can make is to speak to an …