ER Visits Reach All-Time High

MEDFORD, Ore. – Emergency room visits are at an all-time high. New data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention shows there have been 140 million in the past year, and that number is expected to increase. Hospitals in the area said the main reason for the increase in patients visiting the emergency room … Continue reading »

Flu Hits the Staff at Medford Hospitals

MEDFORD, Ore. – Health officials have warned that 2014 is shaping up to be a severe flu season. And with more people ending up in the hospital, the people who treat them are coming down sick as well, and it’s causing a strain in local emergency rooms. At Providence Medford Medical Center, the emergency room … Continue reading »

Oregon Faces Shortage of Dentists

MEDFORD, Ore. – A new Pew research report shows that Oregon has a critical shortage of dentists. According to the report, nearly a fifth of all Oregonians are underserved, meaning they have difficulty getting routine dental care. That statistic ranks the state as the tenth worst overall. The report also claims that the problem is … Continue reading »