Brian Morton

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Name: Brian Morton
Date registered: May 4, 2012


Brian Morton has anchored NewsWatch 12 at 5:00, 6:00 and 11:00 for 15 years. He is a happily married father of three. He graduated from Cal-Berkley. Brian makes his home in Medford and says he never wants to leave the Rogue Valley

Latest posts

  1. HealthWatch: Poisoning Risks — March 18, 2015
  2. HealthWatch: Free Sunblock — March 13, 2015
  3. HealthWatch: Colonoscopy Screening — March 12, 2015
  4. HealthWatch: Looking And Feeling Good — March 11, 2015
  5. Jackson County Election Results — March 10, 2015

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HeathWatch: Rheumatoid Arthritis

MEDFORD, Ore. — Rheumatoid Arthritis impacts more than one million Americans. New drugs and treatments are giving people hope and allowing them to live full lives. Rheumatoid Arthritis is one of the most common chronic inflammatory diseases. There is no cure. The goal is to reduce inflammation and prevent bone damage with medication. Studies show … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: Statin Health Benefits

MEDFORD, Ore. —  A statin for high cholesterol is a daily ritual for millions of Americans. Doctors know they can help prevent heart attacks and strokes but that medication may have other benefits. Researchers in the U.K. studied more than five thousand people who took statins comparing those who had developed liver cancer to those … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: Migraine Pain

CNN — It’s estimated 36 million Americans suffer from migraines. Migraines are a neurological disorder commonly characterized by severe headaches. Medications can alleviate migraine symptoms, but there is no cure. Dr. Carolyn Bernstein from Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center says there’s not one thing we can do to end the migraines for all time at this … Continue reading »

Healthwatch: Risks of Too Much Sleep

MEDFORD, Ore. — According to the study by the University of Cambridge, this risk doubles for older people who persistently sleep longer than the average of eight hours a night. For those whose sleep patterns increased from short to long over time, the risk was close to four times that of people who maintained an … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: Heart Attack Symptoms

MEDFORD. Ore, —  A new study out of Yale University says younger women tend to ignore heart attack symptoms. The researchers found younger women may ignore or dismiss the earliest symptoms of an impending heart attack, such as pain and dizziness, and delay seeking emergency medical care, according to a new study out of Yale. The … Continue reading »

HeatlthWatch: Peanut Allergies and Kids

MEDFORD, Ore. — A new study suggests that advice keeping children away from peanuts to reduce risk of allergic reaction did more harm than good. A long-awaited clinical trial found that small children who avoided peanuts for the first five years of their lives were up to seven times more likely to wind up with peanut … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: Alcohol Portrayed Online

MEDFORD, Ore. — Society sets limits for what we can show about alcohol in TV and movies. The reason is simple, studies show that kids can be influenced by what they see. But a glance at the alcohol messages in online videos suggests that limits may be needed there as well. University of Pittsburgh researchers … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: Alaska Tops Wellness Study

MEDFORD, Ore. — For some, wellness is physical health and exercise. For others, it’s having finances under control or being surrounded by friends and loved ones. The combination of all of these things is well-being and now a new report shows not all states are doing well. Researchers at Gallup Healthways surveyed more than 176,000 … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: Technology and Kids

CNN — For many children and teenagers, electronics are a way of life but is that good for kids? Doctors Gene Beresin and Ellen Braaten work at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds. They say there’s no evidence yet, that technology is turning kid’s brains, as some parents fear, to mush. They say … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: High Fiber Diet Benefits

MEDFORD, Ore. — A U.S. National Institutes of Health-funded study says a simple high-fiber diet can provide health benefits while being easier to stick with than a diet calling for multiple changes in eating habits. People who only added more fiber to their otherwise normal diet were able to lose weight, lower their blood pressure … Continue reading »

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