Oregon Health Authority

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 …

Flu season is here; time to get vaccinated

MEDFORD, Ore. — According to the Oregon Health Authority, about 400 thousand people have gotten flu shots in the state, which is 40 thousand less than this time last year. Seven people have already tested positive for the flu. “Kids that are in …

Central Medford life expectancy rate 66 years

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Oregon Health Authority put out a research study on Monday that shows Central Oregon has the lowest life expectancy rate in the State. The states average is 79.6 years whereas central Medford falls nearly 13 years under that …