Heart Health Self-Assessment

MEDFORD, Ore. —  Doctors say it’s important for patients to take control of their own health. For National Heart Month, a local hospital is launching a new online test so anyone can assess their own health from home. Newswatch12’s Kirstin O’Connor explains why the results are surprising people with lifestyles that seem healthy.

Changes Coming to Providence Hospital

MEDFORD, Ore. — Starting January 19, 2015 Providence Hospitals in Oregon will no longer serve drinks that have more than 5% added sugar. That means a lot of popular sodas and juices will be gone. According to the hospitals, patients can still order sugary beverages – they just won’t be on the menu. Of course, … Continue reading »

Providence Wraps Up Festival of Trees

MEDFORD, Ore. – Volunteers cleaned up decorations and packed away trees after the 23rd Annual Providence Festival of Trees Monday. The trees were delivered to their new homes around the Rogue Valley, and on Monday the Spartans hockey team volunteered to help with cleanup at the Medford Armory. The Festival of Trees usually sees around 20,0000 … Continue reading »

Providence Pays for Athletic Trainer

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — As any athlete can tell you, jamming your fingers, twisting your ankle or even pulling a muscle are all injuries that come with the territory, but even though they’re common, they are painful and can take athletes out of the game. So having an athletic trainer on the sidelines is really … Continue reading »

Medford Event Gathers Women Worldwide

Medford, Ore. — Rogue Valley mothers are coming together as part of an international event to raise awareness for breastfeeding. The Big Latch On 2014 is calling for nursing mothers worldwide to nurse their children at the same time.  All of the breastfeeding women and children are latched on for one minute at a set time. … Continue reading »

Golf Tournament to Battle Breast Cancer

Medford, Ore. — This weekend you can tee it up to battle breast cancer.  It’s all part of the Tee It Up to Battle Breast Cancer Golf Tournament. The proceeds will go to the Providence Assistance Program.  The program helps pay for mammograms and other screenings for women. The event is happening at the Rogue Valley … Continue reading »

New Cardiology Clinic Set to Open

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Providence is expanding services to Josephine County for the first time. Patients will no longer have to commute to Medford to see a cardiologist. This May, a new cardiology clinic will open in Grants Pass on Northwest Hawthorne Street. Basic services for heart health will be offered, and some patients may … Continue reading »