Tomorrow (Wednesday) from 1 p.m.to 3 p.m., Asante Three Rivers in Grants Pass is offering free lung tests as part of World COPD day. The disease the world’s 4th leading killer. Under the umbrella of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder are a variety of breathing difficulties that include emphysema and chronic bronchitis.Read More »
Emergency responders in various jurisdictions have reported struggling to deal with a shortage of drug supplies created by manufacturing delays and industry changes. Some paramedics are injecting expired medications, despite a risk they won't work as intended. Others are scrambling to train paramedics to use alternative medications.Read More »
Oregonians are getting fatter.
A report released by the Oregon Health Authority this week says
60 percent of adults are either overweight or obese, and
researchers blame poor nutrition and a lack of exercise.
The authority says the rate of Oregonians considered overweightRead More »
More parents in Oregon are choosing not to have their children vaccinated against diseases.The trend has been rising for a dozen years and KATU reports kindergarteners this school year had a religious exemption for at least one vaccine.
That's a concern for health officials watching a whooping coughRead More »