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 »

HealthWatch: Expanding Statin Use

DURHAM, N. Ca. — Half of Americans between the ages of 40 and 75 should be on statins, which treat high cholesterol and prevent cardiovascular disease. That expanded number was calculated by Duke Researchers and published online this week in the New England Journal of Medicine. It means about 12.8 million more u.s. adults should … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: Salt Intake and Teens

SAN FRANCISCO, Cal. — Researchers say that kids eating too much salt can lead to premature aging, but not in the way most people think about the process. Instead of wrinkles and greying hair, the overindulgence in salt can lead to cell structures changing which in turn causes earlier risk of heart disease. Haidong Zhu, … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: Alzheimer’s Risk

  MEDFORD, Ore. — The just-released Alzheimer’s Association 2014 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report shows women in their 60s are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease as they are breast cancer. The report states that a woman’s estimated lifetime risk of developing Alzheimer’s at age 65 is 1 in 6, compared with nearly … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: Colon Cancer Rates Decline

MEDFORD, Ore. — The American Cancer Society is reporting a 30% decrease in the number of colon cancer cases in the past 10 years. Researchers say that drop is directly related to the number of colonoscopy’s that are performed. The American Cancer Society says “screening has the potential to prevent colon cancer because it can … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: Riskiest Extreme Sports

NEW ORLEANS, Lou. — Orthopaedic surgeons say of all the extreme sports,  the greatest risk of head injuries comes from skateboarding. The study is being presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, held from March 11 to 15 in New Orleans. The researchers looked at data from seven popular sports … Continue reading »

ACCESS Senior Fair: Tuesday, March 18

MEDFORD, Ore. – The ACCESS Senior Fair is one of the biggest events in our region for helping seniors get connected with services and products. It’s a one-stop resource for seniors with more than 80 booths providing information on things like healthcare, living facilities, and social service agencies, as well as free eye exams and more. … Continue reading »

VA to Open After Norovirus Outbreak

WHITE CITY, Ore. — The VA SORCC will open its doors for business again on Thursday, March 13 after a norovirus outbreak. The outbreak caught VA officials’ attention last Wednesday and they immediately took steps to cancel appointments and close the facility to patients until it was resolved. The facility will continue to take extra … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: Skin Cancer as a Warning

MEDFORD, Ore.  –  One out of every 5 people in the United States has non-lethal skin cancer. It’s the most common cancer in the United States. But a new study says it’s not just a problem:  it’s a forecast. Researchers in the U. K. compared more than 500,000 people with  a history of non-melanoma skin … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: New Prostate Cancer Advice

MEDFORD, Ore. –  For the estimated 230,000 American men diagnosed with prostate cancer each year, the decision to have surgery can be grueling. Lately, the evidence has pointed to keeping a careful eye on the cancer instead of having immediate surgery to remove the gland, known as “watchful waiting.” But now a new study in … Continue reading »

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