Local Ties to “Foxcatcher”

MEDFORD, Ore. — By now you’ve likely heard of the movie Foxcatcher. The film, which has been nominated for five Academy Awards, is based on the true story of an Olympic gold medal wrestler who competed for Ashland High School. The story has been making waves across the country. Actors Steve Carell and Mark Ruffalo … Continue reading »

Consumer Reports: Best TVs for Sports

(Consumer Reports) —   A sports bar is a great place to watch the big game. But if you’re buying a TV for your Super Bowl party at  home, Consumer Reports has complete buying advice. Its testers say a screen that’s at least 50 inches or larger is a good size for a crowd. Testers in … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: The Grieving Process

MEDFORD, Ore. — One of realities of life that is the most difficult to talk about is death. But it impacts everyone at some point. Experts at the southern Oregon non-profit “Winterspring” say grief impacts everyone differently. The non-profit’s primary form of support is through peer-to-peer support groups.  According to their website, these support groups … Continue reading »

Pet of the Week: Lexi

This week’s pet is Lexi, a short haired female cat. Lexi is two years old with black and white markings. She may be young and looking for a loving home, but she does like her space. Lexi prefers to not be picked up or held but she does like to be pet. She is also … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: Working Mom Guilt

Working mom guilt.  Ah!  It’s something I had mostly been able to get past before baby #2 was born.  I had a routine complete with plenty of mommy/son time.  But all of that changed yesterday, my first day back at work since becoming the mom of two. The morning started out flawlessly.  I’ve always felt … Continue reading »

HEALTHWATCH: How Stress Impacts The Body

MEDFORD, Ore. — In anticipation of the 5th Annual Rogue Valley Health Fair on Saturday, January 24th, we were joined on NewsWatch 12 This Morning by a specialist to talk about how stress impacts our bodies. Mark Rich is from the Alphabiotic Brain Balance Center in Ashland. He gives tips on ways to identify the … Continue reading »

Hungry Kids Fueled by Rogue Powerpacks

MEDFORD, Ore., — The Junior League of Jackson County has launched its relatively new Rogue Powerpack Program at Talent Elementary School. The group saw the need for a steady supply of food to be sent home with kids over the weekend. There are 14,000 children in Jackson County who qualify for free or reduced cost … Continue reading »

Out & About: Crab Festival & Bridal Show

Crab Festival If cracking into coastal crab is your kind of thing than this weekend is for you! The Port of Brookings Harbor holds its First Crab Festival! The festival takes place Saturday with all kinds of events and taste crab to try beginning at 10 a.m. A special Dungeness dinner with local brews is … Continue reading »

Cancer-Fighting Salad Ingredients

MEDFORD, Ore. -Building a healthy lifestyle starts with a healthy diet. NewsWatch12’s Kirstin O’Connor joined “Cooking For Wellness” Chef Pablo Aguilar in the kitchen to demonstrate how to create a salad with cancer-fighting ingredients.

HEALTHWATCH: Take Off Pounds Sensibly

MEDFORD, Ore. – “Take Off Pounds Sensibly” is a program designed to help people make positive life choices, in order to reach their weight-loss goals. NewsWatch12’s Danielle Craig spoke with Shelia Jones, a program representative, about how health isn’t just about the number on the scale, but how you feel, inside and out.

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