Single Mom to Get New Home

MEDFORD, Ore. — A single mom of two young children will be moving into a new home through Habitat for Humanity. Tifini Wright currently lives in an affordable housing complex with her two children. She says the conditions in her current rental are not up to par. But her newly renovated home has more space … 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 »

HealthWatch: Fresh vs Frozen

By Susan Hendricks (CNN) — Spring is here and fresh produce is now available at local farmer’s markets, but, as nutritionists will tell you, healthy veggies can also be found in your freezer or cupboard shelves all year long. Veggies and fruits picked at their peak of freshness and flavor is a great way to … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: Kids and Bullying

DAVIS, Cal. — A new University of California, Davis, study finds that popular adolescents – but not the most popular ones – are the most likely to bully their friends. Robert Faris, an assistant professor of sociology at UC Davis, says “Our findings underscore the argument that – for the most part – attaining and … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Summer Bulbs

MEDFORD, Ore. — It’s spring and that means it’s time to get out in the garden and think about your summer garden. You may think of planting bulbs in the fall, but OSU Master Gardeners say you can plant different bulbs in the summer.  “There are a lot of bulbs you can put in right … Continue reading »

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