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 »

AnchorMom: Fighting Eczema

My family is very lucky – we have few health issues.  But one we struggle with pretty regularly is atopic dermatitis. My son had “the worst case” our pediatrician had ever seen when he was about 1 month old.  Since then, thanks to a steady diet of allergy medicine and pain reliever, and enough steroid … 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 »

Asante Employees Raise Money For Family

MEDFORD, Ore. – Alex Shepherd has wanted to go on a Caribbean cruise his whole life. 13-year-old Shepherd was first diagnosed with a brain tumor when he was 11, and beat the tumor the first time around. Recent scans showed that the tumor is back, and this time, it is inoperable. So his family decided that no … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Mulch

Medford, Ore. — If you want to retain water and maintain plant health in your garden, you may want to turn to mulch. There are several types of mulch and each has its own benefit.  Certain types benefit nutrients, others fight pests and others help with water retention. There are several types of organic mulches … Continue reading »

Law Enforcement Helps Guide Torch Run

CENTRAL POINT, Ore.– The torch for this year’s Oregon Special Olympics is being passed on for its next leg of a 270 mile journey. Law enforcement agencies in Jackson County are just finishing up with the Southern Oregon Olympians who carried the torch 17 miles. Newswatch12′s Kirstin O’Connor was with the runners as they were … 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 »

Where to Find Healthy Recipes

Medford, Ore. — Eating healthy can be a challenge between the planning and the cost, but there are several websites designed to make things a little easier. Clinical Dietitian at Rogue Regional Medical Center, Sherri Sexton, has put together a go-to list for people trying to find healthy meals. That includes Food Hero, a website … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: 4th of July

MEDFORD, Ore. — The parades are over and crowds are gathering for fireworks shows all over our region as Southern Oregon residents celebrate the nations 238th birthday. It’s just some of the traditional ways Americans celebrate Independence Day, but it hasn’t always been that way. For most of us, fireworks and parades, coupled with a … Continue reading »

Pets of the Week: Corky and Brandi

To adopt Corky, Brandi, or any of their friends, call the Jackson County Animal Shelter at 541-774-6654. It’s located at 5595 South Pacific Highway. It is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and now open both Saturday and Sundays noon to 4 p.m.

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