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 »

Doctors See Rise in Seasonal Depression

EUGENE, Ore. — If this week’s fog is making you feel down, you’re not alone. Researchers say little to no sunshine can take a toll on your mood. Experts say the days after the holidays can be a depressing time. Add to that the shorter days and dense fog, and the conditions are ripe for … Continue reading »

Samaritan Third Healthiest Employer

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Just a few months after being named the healthiest employer in the State of Oregon, Samaritan Health Services has been ranked third in the nation. The honor comes from The Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America Program, which scores employers nationally on certain criteria. In October, the Portland Business Journal named Samaritan the … Continue reading »

McKenzie-Willamette Chronic Wound Center

EUGENE, Ore. — The McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center opened its second chronic wound care center. It’s estimated more than 7,000 people in Lane County suffer from injuries that don’t heal. The McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center’s hyperbaric oxygen therapy chambers are state of the art – and they are working. Dr. Justin Montoya said, “Many of these people … Continue reading »

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