Health Benefits of doTerra Oils

EUGENE, Ore. — Essential oils have been used throughout history to treat ailments, some debate whether they cure sickness or just offer a little relief. It would seem one product, doTerra Oils, is gaining momentum. Bambini owner Shannon Arm had a pretty big scare with her 7-year-old daughter Lila. “She was running at school and … Continue reading »

Q Fever in Linn and Benton Counties

CORVALLIS, Ore. — There have already been four confirmed cases of Q Fever in Benton and Linn Counties this year, but public health officials say there is not a threat that residents should be concerned about. Officials say Q Fever usually spreads from goats, cattle, or sheep. They can pass it to humans through bodily … Continue reading »

Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

MEDFORD, Ore. — September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and health experts are using the opportunity to help educate kids and parents about healthy habits. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 17 percent of kids in the United States are obese. It also says children who are overweight as preschoolers are more … Continue reading »

OHSU Massive Donor Revealed

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Columbia Sportswear founder revealed her soft side. Gert Boyle confirmed she was the anonymous donor who gave $100 million to the Oregon Health and Science University for cancer research. Boyle says she slipped the OHSU leader a note in June about the donation. “Then he called Phil, and I talked to … Continue reading »

Back to School Health Tips

EUGENE, Ore. — With school starting this week, it’s a great time to brush up on some tips to make sure your kids stay healthy. Flu is the biggest concern at schools this time of year. The Lane County Public Health Department urges parents and children to get the flu shot early. Other illnesses to … Continue reading »

Free Well Testing in Benton County

BENTON COUNTY, Ore. — Approximately 77 percent of Benton County’s wells have not been tested – posing huge health concerns – according to the Benton County Environmental Health Department. The Oregon Health Authority has granted Benton County funds to conduct free well testing that will check for nitrate, arsenic, and coliform bacteria. Bill Emminger, the Environmental Health … Continue reading »

Groundbreaking For New Cancer Center

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Western Oregon will soon be the home to a new facility dedicated to cancer prevention and treatment. Samaritan Health Services is building a $12 million, 24,000 square-foot facility in Corvallis.  On Monday afternoon, about 100 people gathered on site to break ground for the new project. “This will allow our patients to have … Continue reading »

Fit Friday: 9Round Grand Opening

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A new gym that claims to whip you into shape in just 30 minutes held its grand opening Friday. 9Round is a total body workout that includes nine stations aiming to blast fat and tone your body. The class starts with a warm-up, then strength building, kickboxing and finally a core workout. Participants spend … Continue reading »

House Passes VA Health Care Measure

Washington, D.C. (CNN) — A bill aimed at giving veterans more options for medical care in response to the VA wait time scandal passed Tuesday in the U.S. House by a unanimous vote. The legislation would allow veterans who experience long wait times for appointments to seek care outside VA facilities. The U.S. Senate is … Continue reading »

Youth Farm to Sell Organic Vegetables

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Food for Lane County Youth Farm returns for a fourth year on Thursday at Riverbend. Youth farmers helped grow more than 35 kinds of organic fruits and vegetables at the farm on Flamingo Ave. Every Thursday, they’ll be selling them at Riverbend. The farm stand will be stocked with salad mix, … Continue reading »

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