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 »

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 »

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