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  • Oregon is a Concern for Measles Outbreak

    Oregon is a Concern for Measles Outbreak

    January 26, 2015

    ABC's Chief Health and Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser said he is concerned about Oregon as the measles outbreak continues.

    HEALTHWATCH: Making Time for Exercise

    HEALTHWATCH: Making Time for Exercise

    January 26, 2015

    r many of us, time is a luxury item. Especially since we're "supposed to" get 30 minutes of exercise each weekday, and 150 minutes of exercise per week. Because of this, a lot of us give up before we even start.

    HEALTHWATCH: How Stress Impacts The Body

    HEALTHWATCH: How Stress Impacts The Body

    January 23, 2015

    In anticipation of the 5th Annual Rogue Valley Health Fair on Saturday, January 24th, we were joined on NewsWatch 12 This Morning by a specialist to talk about how stress impacts our bodies.

    HEALTHWATCH: Take Off Pounds Sensibly

    HEALTHWATCH: Take Off Pounds Sensibly

    January 22, 2015

    "Take Off Pounds Sensibly" is a program designed to help people make positive life choices, in order to reach their weight-loss goals. NewsWatch12's Danielle Craig spoke with Shelia Jones, a program representative, about how health isn't just about the number on the scale.

    HEALTHWATCH: Coffee and Skin Cancer

    HEALTHWATCH: Coffee and Skin Cancer

    January 21, 2015

    Coffee is one of America's go-to drinks, and a new study may give us another excuse to have a 2nd, 3rd, or even 4th cup.

    HEALTHWATCH: Prepaing Pets for new Baby

    HEALTHWATCH: Prepaing Pets for new Baby

    January 20, 2015

    Bringing a baby home for the first time can be a "ruff" experience for some dogs, but with a little help, things can be much smoother.

    Breastfeeding Mothers Hold Nurse-In

    Breastfeeding Mothers Hold Nurse-In

    January 17, 2015

    A representative with Walmart says there was a room made available for the employee to use. She said there was a key provided to the employee to lock the door for privacy. The representative also said Walmart is supportive of mothers who are breastfeeding.

    HEALTHWATCH: Baby Bust

    HEALTHWATCH: Baby Bust

    January 16, 2015

    THE FIRST CRY OF A NEWBORN BABY. IT'S A SOUND THAT MAY BE BECOMING LESS FAMILIAR IN THE U.S. THIS ACCORDING TO NEW C-D-C DATA SHOWING THAT BIRTH RATES HERE HAVE BEEN GOING DOWN SINCE 2007 NOW HITTING AN ALL-TIME LOW.

    Flu Shot Less Effective This Year

    Flu Shot Less Effective This Year

    December 4, 2014

    Doctors and clinics in Southern Oregon received an advisory on Thursday. It is from the CDC and warns physicians that the flu vaccine is falling short of the predicted impact on influenza. 52 percent of flu samples were not a good match for the current vaccine, and this year's strain, the H3N2, is e

    Oregon’s “Aid in Dying” Law One of Five

    Oregon's "Aid in Dying" Law One of Five

    November 3, 2014

    Oregon is one of just five states which have a "Death with Dignity" law. The law which was established in 1997 legally protects a patient's right to end their own life. However, the process to get to that point is purposely very specific and includes several qualifications.