Providence Offers Employee Mammograms

MEDFORD, Ore. — October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and medical professionals are making a push for all women to get regular mammograms this month and year round. At Providence Medford Medical’s Breast Center, administrators are encouraging staff to lead by example to get mammograms by offering free exams for all employees all day. The … Continue reading »

Doctor Eases Enterovirus D68 Concerns

Medford, Ore. — There are growing concerns as a rare virus spreads across the country, even sending some children to the hospital.  Enterovirus D68 has been reported in the Midwest, with unconfirmed reports in Idaho.  However, local doctors said it is not reason for panic, saying it is like the common cold. Dr. Barbara Sibley … Continue reading »

Local Response to Enterovirus Outbreak

MEDFORD, Ore. -Public health officials issued warnings about a severe respiratory illness doctors said could be a nationwide outbreak. Officials said hundreds of children across several states are coming down with enterovirus 68. In many cases it starts with common cold symptoms, but then rapidly worsens and forces kids to be hospitalized. “This virus certainly appears … Continue reading »

Sugar Consumption Adds Up

Medford, Ore. — Our country is dealing with an expanding waistline and one reason may be because of our sugar-heavy diets. A 3″ cookie has 4.5 grams or 1 teaspoon of sugar in it.  Clinical Dietitian Sherri Sexton with Rogue Regional Medical Center said that would take a  15 min walk to work off. A … Continue reading »

“Pulse Point” App Helping Teach CPR

MEDFORD, Ore. — A new app is being used to help people dealing with a cardiac emergency. The app is designed by a non-profit group and sets off an alert when there’s an emergency near you. Even if you don’t know CPR, the app shows you how to do it with visuals. “If anything can … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: Body Image Issues in Kids

(CNN) — Many overweight kids don’t seem to see themselves that way, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Almost a third of children and teens between the ages of  8 and 15 put themselves in the wrong weight category.  That’s a little more than 9 million young people. … Continue reading »

Dine to Support HIV/Aids Research

Ashland, Ore. — The fight against HIV/Aids has changed dramatically over the last few decades, but it’s not over. On  Tuesday you can join the fight by simply sitting down for a meal or grabbing a coffee. It’s part of The Daedalus Project’s Daedalus Drinks, Daedalus Dines fundraiser.  More than a dozen local restaurants and coffee … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: Concussions vs. Privilege

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Concerns about concussions are leading the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) to issue a new recommendation to it’s doctors.  They say in certain situations it’s ok to breach patient confidentiality. Specifically, in cases of young athletes who have had a head injury. So, doctors could start getting young athletes to sign waivers … Continue reading »

Golf Tournament to Battle Breast Cancer

Medford, Ore. — This weekend you can tee it up to battle breast cancer.  It’s all part of the Tee It Up to Battle Breast Cancer Golf Tournament. The proceeds will go to the Providence Assistance Program.  The program helps pay for mammograms and other screenings for women. The event is happening at the Rogue Valley … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: Hookah Smoking and Kids

(CNN) — A new study in the journal Pediatrics shows hookah smoking is gaining popularity among high school seniors. The study say nearly one out of five used the water pipe device sometime within the last year. Researchers studied more than 55-hundred high school seniors between 2010 and 2012. The study also says that living … Continue reading »

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