Are New Year’s Resolutions Worth It?

EUGENE, Ore. – Many people are hitting the gym to welcome 2014, but only about 45% of Americans say they usually make a New Years resolution. That’s according to a University of Scranton study, published earlier this month in the Journal of Clinical Psychology. The study says 38 percent of Americans absolutely never make resolutions. … Continue reading »

Hundreds Walk to End Alzheimer’s

EUGENE, Ore. — Currently more than 75,000 people in Oregon are living with Alzheimer’s, but it’s not just the lives of those suffering that are impacted by the disease. It’s estimated around 150,000 people quit their jobs to become volunteer caregivers for their loved ones. Step by step more than 400 people walk to raise … Continue reading »

Web Extra: Riley, Mannion, Cooks, Smith

Oregon State head coach Mike Riley: Oregon State quarterback Sean Mannion: Oregon State wide receiver Brandin Cooks: Oregon State tight end Caleb Smith: Oregon State offensive line coach Mike Cavanaugh: Oregon State offensive lineman Gavin Andrews:

PacificSource Rewards Healthy People

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – Volunteers from PacificSource Health Plans rewarded individuals being healthy Wednesday morning. Nearly 40 volunteers were on the trails in Oregon, Idaho and Montana to reward runners, walkers and bikers with a golden ticket. In Eugene and Springfield volunteers were at Spencer’s Butte and Mount Pisgah. PacificSource says it’s all part of an … Continue reading »

County to Address SLEEPS Concerns

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County Commissioners are putting together a plan to address safety and sanitation concerns after human feces were discovered near the SLEEPS camp downtown. Protesters are still camped out in the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza and say they have no plans to leave the area any time soon. In fact, they … Continue reading »

Eugene Mission Loses Health Care

EUGENE, Ore. — Cuts in the Lane County Health and Human Services Department may leave people at the Eugene Mission without health care. Many of the men, women and children living at the Eugene Mission haven’t enjoyed a healthy lifestyle. After surviving life on the streets, some come into the mission suffering a wide variety … Continue reading »

Health Concerns with Heavy Backpacks

EUGENE, Ore. — Another thing to think about as kids ready to go back to school: backpacks. Doctors say carrying too many books and supplies can cause serious health problems for kids. Kids carry various supplies to school — pencils, calculators, and books — but where do they store it all? On their backs in … Continue reading »

Updating Your Child’s Vaccinations

(CNN) — Reading, writing and arithmetic are all important. But when it comes to a student’s well-being, public health officials say vaccines are the best way to ward off diseases. So it’s always good to update your child’s immunization records. That’s because as adolescents get older, some of the protection from their childhood shots begin … Continue reading »

Local Health Officials Hold MERS Meeting

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County public officials want you to know about a potentially deadly respiratory virus that’s being detected in multiple countries. The virus is called Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). The first case was reported in Saudi Arabia last year but has now spread to European countries. There have been no reports of … Continue reading »

March of Dimes Supporter Honored

EUGENE, Ore. — A long-time March of Dimes supporter, and this year’s chair, was awarded Monday for her work with the organization. Dorinda Dawes has been walking for March of Dimes for more than 40 years. She has been involved in Lane County High Heels for High Hopes, the Tulips for Babies, and Jeans for … Continue reading »

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