Gov. Kitzhaber Saves Woman

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon’s governor put his medical skills to the test to help save a woman’s life, Monday. Portland Fire says the woman stopped breathing after overdosing on drugs. She was near death, until Governor John Kitzhaber came to her rescue. Before getting into politics, the governor was an ER doctor in Roseburg. This … Continue reading »

Dozens Protest After Doctor is Fired

FLORENCE, Ore. — Dozens of people took to the streets Thursday, rallying together to support a Florence doctor they believe was wrongfully fired. “I found out when I returned to work after a week vacation, at 8 o’clock on Thursday, April 24th, that I was being terminated with no cause,” said Doctor John Egar. “There … Continue reading »

Free Health Clinic Opens In Veneta

VENETA, Ore. — In a world of changing healthcare, more people have access to health insurance. But having access to medical care can be challenging for rural communities like Veneta because the closest options are at least 30 minutes away. But that’s not the case anymore. The Lane Fire Authority in Veneta has opened its … Continue reading »

City Works to Set Up Mobile Health Care

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The city of Springfield may not have won the Bloomberg Mayors Challenge, but it will continue working to establish mobile health care in Springfield and Eugene. The city’s working to set up a mobile health care system so nurses can come right to your home at a time when doctors’ offices are … Continue reading »

Earache Treatment Guidelines Change

(CNN) — Pediatricians estimate that ear infections are one of the most common reasons they see young children. Although earaches take on different forms, the most common is called otitis media, which means an infection in the middle ear. Up until now there have always been questions on whether to treat a young child’s ear … Continue reading »

Clinics See Flu Vaccine Rush

EUGENE, Ore. — With flu shots scarce at pharmacies in Lane County, we learned, some urgent cares seem to be the only places with a good supply. The four urgent cares in our area are seeing an influx in people lining up for the flu shot. We began reporting Thursday night that the urgent cares … Continue reading »

19 People Hospitalized Due to Flu

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Lane County Public Health says a flu outbreak at an assisted living facility sickened 55 people. Nineteen of those were taken to the hospital. The health department says the people were infected with Influenza Type A, which causes severe fever, cough, runny nose, nasal congestion and muscle and joint aches. It can … Continue reading »