Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

November is National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. It’s a very serious problem that a lot of people don’t discover until the disease is already advanced. Theresa Kennedy, an oncology nurse at Providence Medford Medical Center, talks with us to tell you what you need to watch out for.

Autism Behavior Seminar Held for Parents

MEDFORD, Ore. — Advocates for children with autism say it affects each child differently, and Monday night, parents and members of the community learned ways to identify triggers that may cause those children to experience an episode or outburst. The seminar was held at the Medford Library and hosted by Providence Hospital’s Swindells Resource Center. … Continue reading »

Shooting Hospitalizes at Least One

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police are responding to a report of a shooting that has sent at least one person to the hospital. Reports of a person entering Providence Medford Medical Center with a gunshot wound came in just after 3 p.m. Police say little information is known at this time, but one victim with … Continue reading »

Car Crash on Little Applegate Road

MEDFORD, Ore. — A man has died after emergency responders say his car flipped over and crashed into a power pole. The call came in around 5:42 p.m. Thursday evening, when the sheriff’s office said someone called in to report a a green Subaru was driving recklessly on Upper Applegate Road and nearly struck another … Continue reading »

Angelina Jolie’s News Inspiring Others

MEDFORD, Ore. — Local women are taking Angelina Jolie’s recent announcement to heart. Since the star spoke publicly about her decision to have a double mastectomy, a local hospital is getting four times as many calls about genetic testing. Jolie made the decision, after tests showed she carried the BRCA I gene. That mutation gives … Continue reading »

Providence Discusses Epic Switch

MEDFORD, Ore. — Providence Medford Medical Center made the switch to “EPIC” electronic health records over the weekend, which means all three major hospitals in the Rogue Valley use the same system. Clinics within the Providence health system made the switch to “EPIC” last fall, and now the transition is complete in the Rogue Valley … Continue reading »

The Effects of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

MEDFORD, Ore. — Providence Medford Medical Center brought in a pediatric specialist from Seattle Friday to teach parents about Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS). Specialist, Julian Davies, says when mothers drink alcohol, even moderately during their pregnancy, the child will likely have some form of the syndrome. “It can affect a child’s growth, a couple of … Continue reading »

Phone App Helps Save Man’s Life

MEDFORD, Ore. — A local man is thanking a smartphone for helping him survive a heart attack. Earlier this month, Kenny Smith started experiencing chest pains. He checked his heart rate using the app “Cardiograph” on his smartphone. When his heart beat came up irregular, he headed to Providence Medford Medical Center where he had … Continue reading »

Providence Offers Volunteer Doulas

MEDFORD, Ore. — A program to make labor easier on moms-to-be is wrapping up its first year. Now, Providence Medford Medical Center is looking into Grants Pass to grow its volunteer doula program. Right now, Providence has 16 volunteer doulas, with five more being trained. When requested by a mother-to-be, a volunteer doula assist in … Continue reading »

First 2013 Baby In Jackson County

MEDFORD, Ore. – The mother of the first baby born in Jackson County in 2013 says her son took his time being born, but she was willing to wait as long as it took. Ashley Rowan gave birth to her first son, William, at 1:52 p.m. Monday afternoon at Providence Medford Medical Center. He weighs … Continue reading »

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