Allergy Season in Full Swing

MEDFORD, Ore. — The flowers and trees in the Rouge Valley can be easy on the eyes but hard on the sinuses. Allergy sufferer Mike Brown knows all too well as he walked his dog Monday morning. “Never had an allergies. None, absolutely none.  Come here, Boom! It’s like the waters let loose,” said Brown. … Continue reading »

New Sleep Center at Providence

MEDFORD, Ore. — Beginning next month, Providence Medford Medical Center will open a new sleep center to help those who toss and turn while trying to sleep at night. A two-bed sleep center is set to open on March 17th. Patients will spend the night hooked up to computers which monitor things ranging from breathing … Continue reading »

Vascular Disease Screenings

Medford, Ore. — Vascular disease is often called the silent killer.  Millions don’t know they’re living with the disease that can lead to stroke and other serious conditions. That’s why Providence Medford Medical Center is holding screenings this weekend.  There are three non-invasive tests available – the carotid artery disease screening, abdominal aortic aneurysm screening … Continue reading »

Medical Expert Discusses Flu

From Siskiyou County to Portland, and across the country, there have been dozens of deaths from the flu and many of those are healthy people with no underlying medical problems. Many people are wondering exactly how a healthy person can die from a common virus. Dr. Jason Kuhl of Providence Medford Medical Center provides insight … 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 »

Heart Health During the Holidays

Dr. Manish Mehta is a cardiologist at Providence Medford Medical Center. In the video above, he joins us in the newsroom with tips on how to stay healthy during the holiday season.

Staying Healthy During the Holidays

‘Tis the season for sweet treats…and children know it! In the video above, Kristin Salamone from Providence Medford Medical Center talks about what we can do to make sure our children don’t overload on sugar.

Hospitals Respond to FDA Soap Guidelines

MEDFORD, Ore. –    The FDA is raising concerns about the antibacterial chemicals in many soaps and cleaning products, but a local hospital says it should not affect its doctors or patients. Providence Medical Center in Medford uses an antiseptic, alcohol-based hand sanitizer before and after seeing patients. That’s different from antibacterial hand soaps bought in … Continue reading »

Festival of Trees Raises Over $80,000

MEDFORD, Ore. — The 22nd Annual Festival of Trees is already a big success. More than $80,000 was raised at the Providence Community Health Foundation auction on Wednesday night. The Lego tree designed by a 9-year-old participant went for $4,100, more than the tree that included a five day trip to Disneyland. The money will … Continue reading »

Preparing for the Festival of Trees

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Providence Community Health Foundation is preparing for the opening of its 22nd Festival of Trees. The annual event features unique Christmas trees decorated by community members and local businesses. Those trees are being auctioned off to raise money for a new robotic surgery unit that will allow the hospital to do … Continue reading »

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