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 »

Inside Inspections: Well Testing

BENTON COUNTY, Ore. — The Benton County Department of Environmental Health got grant dollars to test for harmful contaminants that may enter homes. Some of those contaminants could even cause cancer. “I think this is a wonderful journey. I think we have some great help with some interns and some volunteers from OSU,” said Bill … Continue reading »

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 »

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