FBI Investigates Cover Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore. — The FBI is investigating how the Cover Oregon website was built and paid for. In 2011, then State Representative Patrick Sheehan sent an email to the governor accusing Cover Oregon officials of lying and wasting tens of millions of dollars in payments to developer Oracle. Rep. Sheehan said an FBI agent followed … Continue reading »

Toddler Dies from Painkiller Patch

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (CNN) — Investigators say they now know what killed a 2-year-old Tennessee boy last month. They say the child overdosed on a powerful prescription pain killer. Now, the toddler’s death has been ruled a homicide. “It’s a Schedule-2 narcotic, which means it’s got the highest abuse potential and the highest risk for overdose. So, … Continue reading »

Advice Radio Show To Hit Airwaves

EUGENE, Ore.– When it comes to our health, some topics are hard to talk about. So Lane County Public Health and Human Services is hitting the radio airwaves on a show called “Health Matters”, where answers to your questions are just a call or click away. The hosts are Jason Davis, Public Information Officer for … Continue reading »

Marathons: Train Without Pain

EUGENE, Ore. – Running season is just beginning and if you’re training for a race, local doctors want to make sure you cross the finish line injury-free. Running a marathon is a challenging and ambitious goal so you may think you’re doing the right thing by training hard, but doctors say doing too much too … Continue reading »

Eugene Urgent Care to Open New Location

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene Urgent Care hopes to have a new location up and running in July. It’ll be located at the intersection of 27th Street and South Willamette Street. Eugene Urgent Care currently has locations on Coburg Road, near the University of Oregon campus and in the Thurston area of Springfield. Doctors say they’re … Continue reading »

CareNow Opens Near OSU

CORVALLIS – The Corvallis Clinic announced its opening of a health clinic near Oregon State University. CareNow offers same-day online appointment scheduling and an upfront menu of services for health care. The clinic provides treatment of minor illnesses and injuries, wellness checkups, preventive care and sports physicals. It also provides immunizations and some laboratory tests, … Continue reading »

Benton County Healthiest in Oregon

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A new study is putting Benton County on the map for being the healthiest county in the state. It’s part of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation study to promote public health. The study looks at factors that affect overall health, such as employment rates, health behaviors and other social factors. Benton County … Continue reading »

Interview: Lane County Health Ratings

EUGENE, Ore. — New health rankings show where Lane County is when it comes to obesity, smoking and other health issues. Dr. Patrick Remington with the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine joined us on KEZI 9 News This Morning to tell us where the county succeeds and where it has room to improve.

HIV Alliance Hosts LGBTQ Health Fair

EUGENE, Ore. — A local non-profit is reaching out to gay men in the community with the hopes of teaching them how to live a healthy lifestyle and reduce the spread of HIV. The HIV Alliance hosted an event Saturday at the Atrium Building in downtown Eugene. Several local doctors and educators were there as … Continue reading »

Lane County Opening New Health Center

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County is teaming up with a local health care group to tackle the problem of too many new patients and not enough doctors. Around 76,000 people in Lane County are now on the Oregon Health Plan, after getting insurance through the Affordable Care Act. For local health care providers, the influx … Continue reading »

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