Weight Loss Study

MEDFORD, Ore. – Obesity affects more than 93 million Americans and that’s predicted to increase to 120 million within the next five years, but one local medical group is looking to change those numbers and is enlisting the help of the community. Sunstone Medical Research is enlisting qualified candidates to their ‘light study’. A research … Continue reading »

Cotton Swab Concerns For Ears

MEDFORD, Ore. — Before reaching for a cotton swab to probe your ears, health experts are warning you to stop immediately. Most of us probably have or still use a cotton swab to clean out the inside of our ears, but a local doctor says sticking anything in your ear that’s smaller than your elbow … Continue reading »

New Prostate Cancer Research

By Christy Lewis MEDFORD, Ore. — The debate over prostate cancer is turning to prostate cancer surgery: if it’s really worth it or not. Doctor’s are calling it game changing research that validates the way treat their prostate cancer patients. Bob Cole was diagnosed with prostate cancer about two years ago, but he says he … Continue reading »

Flu Season Low This Year

By Yessenia Anderson MEDFORD, Ore. — Health officials are closing the book on the flu season; it’s being called a record setting year. The record was for how few people got sick. Here at the Jackson County Health Department officials say the extremely small number of flu cases reported nationally are similar to what they … Continue reading »

La Clinica At Crater High

By Yessenia Anderson CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The nonprofit best known for its elementary school health centers is now taking its resources to a high school campus. La Clinica is taking over the Crater High School Health Center. This comes after Jackson County Health recent announcement that it will not renew its contract for another … Continue reading »

Teens Today At Higher Risk For Heart Disease

By Kaylin Krashesky MEDFORD, Ore. — A new study done by the national healthy and nutrition examination survey shows that 34% of teens are overweight or obese because of that, teens today are at a higher risk for heart disease. People who are overweight are at a higher risk for heart disease, this includes teens. … Continue reading »

Vince the Robot Helps Stroke Patients At Providence

By Sharon Ko MEDFORD, Ore. — For stroke patients every minute counts. In 16 locations across Oregon, including in the Rogue Valley, hospitals use a special machine that doctor’s say is helping stroke patients get the best medication and treatment. An unfamiliar machine has landed at Providence Medford Medical Center. With symbols and it’s odd … Continue reading »

May Is Stroke Awareness Month

May 2, 2012 By Kaylin Krashesky MEDFORD, Ore. — Strokes are the third leading cause of death in the United States and Tuesday marks the start of Stroke Awareness Month.  Strokes are not only the third leading cause of death in the United States, but they are also the leading cause of adult disability. Stroke … Continue reading »

Prostate Cancer Reality Check

April 27, 2012 By Ashley Hall MEDFORD, Ore. — Prostate cancer can be a serious disease, but most men do not die from it. In fact, more than 2 and a half million men in the United States who have had prostate cancer at some point are still alive today; but, that requires early detection … Continue reading »

Robotic Surgery Helping Cancer Patients

April 20, 2012 By Ashley Hall MEDFORD, Ore. — Gynecologic cancers can be tough to diagnose and treat and, until recently, required large incisions with long recovery times; but Providence Medford Medical Center is one of the hospitals that’s improving the procedure with the help of a robot. Three tiny tools translate a surgeon’s movements … Continue reading »

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