Rob Lowe on Life

Medford, Ore. — West Wing actor, Rob Lowe, has just released his second book and he’s talking to Newswatch 12 about it. The memoir is called “Love Life” and is out this week.  Lowe said it is collected essays about 35-40 years in show business, as well as life as a husband and father. For … Continue reading »

Energy Efficiency at Home

Medford, Ore. — Later this month we’ll celebrate Earth Day.  It’s a day to think about the environment and energy efficiency.  There are ways you can go green in your home each day. Clean Energy Works’ Ben Scott said there are many ways to do that.  That includes using LED lights, faucet air raiders and … Continue reading »

Opposition – Earth, Mars & Sun Align

MEDFORD, Ore.– Tonight the Earth, Mars and Sun will all align in what is called the “Opposition.” This event happens about every two years and with clear skies in the forecast you will be able to see it all week! Look to the skies for a very bright orange dot, that’s Mars, and it’s about … Continue reading »

New Cardiology Clinic Set to Open

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Providence is expanding services to Josephine County for the first time. Patients will no longer have to commute to Medford to see a cardiologist. This May, a new cardiology clinic will open in Grants Pass on Northwest Hawthorne Street. Basic services for heart health will be offered, and some patients may … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: Expired Meds Usually OK

(CNN) – Using an expired drug is probably ok if you have a minor health issue such as a headache or sinus trouble. Many medicines, especially tablets and capsules, have a shelf life well beyond the date on the bottle, experts say. Dr. Sharon Bergquist from the Emory School of Medicine says “The reality is … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Caring for Roses

Medford, Ore. – OSU Master Gardeners say the basic rule of rose care is fertilizing every six weeks. When it comes to fertilizing, they say you can use systemic fertilizer or an organic fertilizer.  If you chose the organic fertilizer you’ll have to take an extra step to control bugs. Along with pests, you’ll be dealing with … Continue reading »

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 »

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