Healthwatch

  • HealthWatch: Clues to Illness Trends

    HealthWatch: Clues to Illness Trends

    April 18, 2014

    Harvard researchers say Wikipedia searches are more effective and timely than CDC reports, according to a study published in the Journal "PLOS Computational Biology" today.

    HealthWatch: Protecting New Drivers

    HealthWatch: Protecting New Drivers

    April 17, 2014

    Teenagers just getting their drivers license worry many parents. Statistics show it's with good reason. Car crashes are the leading cause of death for young people.

    HealthWatch: Alzheimer’s Risk in Women

    HealthWatch: Alzheimer's Risk in Women

    April 16, 2014

    Researchers have new information about why women develop Alzheimer's at a higher rate than men. About 1 in 6 women will develop the disease, compared to 1 in 11 men. It's long been thought those numbers were because women live longer than men on average.

    HealthWatch: “Hangry” Fighting

    HealthWatch: "Hangry" Fighting

    April 14, 2014

    While it is not uncommon for married couples to argue, Ohio State University researchers say hunger could make the fighting worse.

    Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

    Women's Eye Health and Safety Month

    April 10, 2014

    April is Women's Eye Health and Safety Month, and with that in mind, it’s important to note that women are at higher risk for some eye diseases than men and the overwhelming majority aren't aware of their increased risk.

    New Cardiology Clinic Set to Open

    New Cardiology Clinic Set to Open

    April 8, 2014

    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.

    HealthWatch: Expired Meds Usually OK

    HealthWatch: Expired Meds Usually OK

    April 8, 2014

    Using an expired drug is probably ok if you have a minor health issue such as a headache or sinus trouble.

    HealthWatch: Realistic Exercise

    HealthWatch: Realistic Exercise

    April 7, 2014

    Life can feel like a marathon, but you don't need to run one to stay in shape. Physical fitness experts say walking, riding a bike, even a weekly Zumba class can keep you feeling your best. Your muscles and bones will thank you.

    Premature Babies Helped With Pea Pod

    Premature Babies Helped With Pea Pod

    April 4, 2014

    Asante Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Medford is conducting a trial that they are hoping will help premature babies be less likely to suffer bone and joint problems as they get older. Asante is optimistic about the results so far.

    HealthWatch: Child Cancer Research Fund

    HealthWatch: Child Cancer Research Fund

    April 4, 2014

    President Barack Obama signed a pediatric research initiative into law today. Known as the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act, the law establishes a 10-year pediatric research fund.