Ebola-linked Cruise Passenger Cleared

GALVESTON, Tex. (CNN) — A cruise ship plowed through the waters of a Texas port on Sunday with precious cargo on board — the end of a small Ebola scare. A passenger had been loosely linked to the only patient to die from the disease in the United States, but health authorities cleared her after … Continue reading »

More Babies Test Positive for TB

EL PASO, Texas — In Texas, two more babies have tested positive for tuberculosis, following exposure by a health care worker at Providence Memorial Hospital in El Paso. The employee tested positive for TB in July, and kept working for a month and a half before being put on leave. A total of 860 babies … Continue reading »

Former Ebola Patient Back in Hospital

WORCHESTER, Mass. (CNN) — An American patient treated for Ebola in Nebraska then released is now in isolation in a hospital in Massachusetts. And an Ebola patient in Dallas has slipped into critical condition. Dr. Richard Sacra, who had been previously treated for Ebola, went to an emergency room early Saturday in Boston with a … Continue reading »

Local Hospitals Prepare for Ebola

EUGENE, Ore. — Now that Ebola is confirmed in the United States, what are the chances of it reaching the Pacific Northwest and Oregon? Like any disease or virus, health officials say it’s possible Ebola could reach Lane County. But public health and local hospitals are working together to be prepared if it reaches the … Continue reading »

5 Babies Test Positive for Tuberculosis

EL PASO, Tx. (CNN) — A week ago, officials with Providence Memorial Hospital in El Paso, Texas announced several hundred babies were exposed to tuberculosis because of an employee who was working with them while contagious. Now, at least five babies have tested positive. However some of them could have false positive results because of … Continue reading »

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 »

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