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  • Oregon’s “Aid in Dying” Law One of Five

    Oregon's "Aid in Dying" Law One of Five

    November 3, 2014

    Oregon is one of just five states which have a "Death with Dignity" law. The law which was established in 1997 legally protects a patient's right to end their own life. However, the process to get to that point is purposely very specific and includes several qualifications.

    HealthWatch: Healthy Sleep Habits

    HealthWatch: Healthy Sleep Habits

    October 31, 2014

    Most Americans who spend part of the year on daylight saving time look forward to the extra hour of sleep when it's time to "fall back" to standard time.

    Chocolate May Reverse Memory Loss

    Chocolate May Reverse Memory Loss

    October 27, 2014

    An apple a day might keep the doctor away, but if that doesn't work you might want to try a chocolate bar.

    Providence Offers Employee Mammograms

    Providence Offers Employee Mammograms

    October 16, 2014

    At Providence Medford Medical's Breast Center, administrators are encouraging staff to lead by example to get mammograms by offering free exams for all employees all day. The Breast Center began breast exams and mammograms for employees on Thursday.

    Doctor Eases Enterovirus D68 Concerns

    Doctor Eases Enterovirus D68 Concerns

    September 15, 2014

    There are growing concerns as Enterovirus D68 spreads across the country, even sending some children to the hospital. But local doctors are easing concerns.

    Local Response to Enterovirus Outbreak

    Local Response to Enterovirus Outbreak

    September 8, 2014

    Public health officials issued warnings about a severe respiratory illness doctors said could be a nationwide outbreak. Hundreds of children across several states are coming down with enterovirus 68. In many cases it starts with common cold symptoms.

    Sugar Consumption Adds Up

    Sugar Consumption Adds Up

    September 8, 2014

    Our country is dealing with an expanding waistline and one reason may be because of our sugar-heavy diets.

    “Pulse Point” App Helping Teach CPR

    "Pulse Point" App Helping Teach CPR

    July 24, 2014

    A new app is being used to help people dealing with a cardiac emergency. The app is designed by a non-profit group and sets off an alert when there's an emergency near you. Even if you don't know CPR, the app shows you how to do it with visuals.

    HealthWatch: Body Image Issues in Kids

    HealthWatch: Body Image Issues in Kids

    July 23, 2014

    Many overweight kids don't seem to see themselves that way, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Dine to Support HIV/Aids Research

    Dine to Support HIV/Aids Research

    July 22, 2014

    On Tuesday you can join the fight against HIV/Aids by simply sitting down for a meal or grabbing a coffee.