Vaccines Could Help Stem Heroin Rise

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Heroin and opiate abuse is on the rise in Oregon. But local experts say new vaccines being tested by the FDA could someday help stop the drug epidemic. According to the Oregon Health Authority, 10.4 percent of people receiving treatment for substance abuse in 2011 were heroin users. In 2013, it … Continue reading »

More Teen Girls Admit to Binge Drinking

MEDFORD, Ore. – A new study says more teenage girls are binge drinking, and officials are warning about the health risks. A report by the Center for Disease Control said one out of five high school-aged girls admit to binge drinking, which is defined as four or more drinks in a two hour period. Experts … Continue reading »