HealthWatch: Baseball Safety

As spring rolls around, so does baseball! Whether your child is playing Little League or on the sandlot with friends, it’s important to help him or her stay injury free. A new study says most baseball parents are unaware of safe practices to prevent injury. Some of the recommended guidelines include: proper warmup exercises, a maximum … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: Stop Smoking

ATLANTA, Ga. — According research, tobacco use remains the leading cause of death and disease in the United States. That’s why the C.D.C. is unveiling it’s 5th installment of the “Tips From Former Smokers Campaign” featuring real people living with the harsh consequences of smoking. Newswatch 12’s Danielle Craig spoke to a doctor and a … Continue reading »

Alzheimer’s is Costliest Disease in U.S.

MEDFORD, Ore., — As baby boomers age, startling new data from the generation from the Alzheimer’s Association. In a report, released Tuesday, the Alzheimer’s Association said 60,000 Oregonians are living with the disease this year.  Just this week a major breakthrough announced. Researchers are making headway in a drug called solanezumab. In recent studies it show … Continue reading »

Striking a Pose: Yoga for the Disabled

(CNN) — Yoga is an ancient practice which has been studied for decades. It has become a mindful mainstream practice in the U.S. over the past decade. Practitioners claim yoga brings many health benefits with it. Many of the poses are meant to be challenging, but to a person with disabilities the poses can be … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: Training for Caregivers

MEDFORD — Healthcare workers in Southern Oregon are learning more about caring for those with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease thanks to free training being offered by Oregon Care Partners. The training is for anyone working or living in Oregon to help them care for dementia and Alzheimer’s patients. Trainers explained about the medications available to … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: Skipping Your Workout

(CNN) — Skipping the gym is so easy to do, especially during the cold winter months. While sometimes a break is good, when you start missing your workouts more frequently, it can quickly impact your body. According to the experts, just how fast you fall out of shape depends on two factors: the level of … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: Recipe for Disaster

ITHACA, N.Y. — A new study suggests cooking shows and social media could be making people gain weight. Researchers at Cornell University surveyed 501 random women between the ages of 20 and 35. They were asked about their cooking habits and had their body mass index measured. Researchers found women who watched cooking shows and … Continue reading »

Diabetes Diagnosis Up Since Obamacare

  MEDFORD, Ore., — In the U.S., studies indicate that 1/3 of Americans live with diabetes but have no idea. Now, new research suggests that number is decreasing.  Quest Diagnostics published a study Monday in the online journal Diabetes Care. Researchers from Quest say they found an increase in the number of people receiving a … Continue reading »

Saccharin leads to Anti-Cancer Drug

(AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY) — Saccharin, the artificial sweetener that is the main ingredient in Sweet ‘N Low®, Sweet Twin® and Necta®, could do far more than just keep our waistlines trim. According to new research, this popular sugar substitute could potentially lead to the development of drugs capable of combating aggressive, difficult-to-treat cancers with fewer side … Continue reading »

Types of Sleep and Your Health

MEDFORD, Ore. — Every once in awhile, we all get tired. But experts say if you feel that way more often than not, you may be one of the millions of Americans suffering from a sleep disorder. On NewsWatch 12 This Morning, we spoke with Kristin Salamone, from Providence Medford Medical Center, on the types … Continue reading »

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