Oregon Health Authority

Health advisory issued for Lake Selmac

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. —Officials issued a health advisory for Lake Selmac due to the presence of harmful algae blooms and toxins. The Oregon Health Authority said they’ve detected the presence of cyanobacteria and the toxins they produce in the lake. People are …

Oregon agency supports flavored e-cig ban, businesses prepare

MEDFORD, Ore.– The Trump administration’s proposed federal ban on flavored e-cigarettes has received the support of Oregon’s state health agency. The Oregon Health Authority weighed in on the health concerns surrounding vaping and e-cigarettes and announced on Thursday it supports the ban. Some retail …

Statewide birthrate declining, numbers show

MEDFORD, Ore. — Preliminary numbers from the Oregon Health Authority show Oregon’s birthrate is the lowest in 25 years. Financial situations and women having children later in life are some of the different reasons that may contribute to the decline, but local …