HealthWatch: Realistic Exercise

(CNN) — Life can feel like a marathon, but you don’t need to run one to stay in shape. Physical fitness experts say walking, riding a bike, even a weekly Zumba class can keep you feeling your best. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average person should try to get in … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: Ruch Centennial

RUCH, Ore.– Spring is just around the corner and that means a lot of school kids are looking forward to summer vacation. For students and staff at Ruch Elementary School in the Applegate Valley, the end of the school year will be a special time to celebrate. Oregon Trails takes a look back at the … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: School Buses

MEDFORD, Ore.– Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber recently signed a proclamation declaring April 8 through the 12th as school bus safety week. This week, Oregon Trails takes a look at when school buses got on the road in our region and how transportation has grown in Southern Oregon.

Premature Babies Helped With Pea Pod

MEDFORD, Ore. — Asante Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Medford is conducting a trial that they are hoping will help premature babies be less likely to suffer bone and joint problems as they get older. The trial is called the pea pod study around the NICU, and that’s because that is what the device they … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: Child Cancer Research Fund

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  President Barack Obama signed a pediatric research initiative into law today. Known as the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act, the law establishes a 10-year pediatric research fund. Monies previously designated to finance national political conventions will now be used to support research into childhood cancer and other pediatric diseases and disorders. … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: Help for Heroin Overdose

WASHINGTON, D.C. — FDA regulators are giving the “OK” to a device that can reverse heroin overdoses. The prescription device called Evzio Is like an Epi-pen, which is used to treat severe allergy attacks. It’s injected into muscle — releasing a drug that stops heroin and other opioids from fatally slowing a person’s breathing. The … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: Controversial Pain Med OK’d

IRVINE, Cal. — The FDA’s recent approval of a new painkiller is drawing protests. Zohydro ER is the first medication that contains only hydrocodone. The capsules also contain up to ten times more hydrocodone than medications currently on the market. Those who’ve lost loved ones to prescription drug abuse say Zohydro will only create more … Continue reading »

Pet of the Week: Jasmine

MEDFORD, Ore. — It’s Friday which means it’s time to meet our Pet of the Week on NewsWatch 12 Midday. We spoke to Kristina Lanier with Committed Alliance To Strays, or C.A.T.S., today and she introduced us to Jasmine. Jasmine is a cat looking for a new home, watch the video above to get to … Continue reading »

Out & About: April 3rd, 2014

Ashland Independent Film Festival The best in independent film is at center stage and on the silver screen this weekend. Ashland’s Independent Film Festival launches into its 13th year on Thursday. At this year’s festival they will show more than 100 films and presentations in 9 theaters. Those films include narratives, documentaries, and short independent … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Potatoes and Onions

MEDFORD, Ore. — It’s the first week of April, which is the perfect time to start planting your cold crops. Potatoes and onions can be planted in a small garden bed, OSU Master Gardeners say just to be sure it’s deep enough for a hole about eight inches deep. “This is the only time you can … Continue reading »

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