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 »

EWEB Hears Smart Meter Health Concerns

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Water and Electric Board tried to clear the air Tuesday night over the implementation of controversial smart meters. EWEB commissioners are considering moving all customers to the radio transmitting meters by 2017, but there are concerns surrounding the change. The EWEB Board of Commissioners heard more than two hours worth … Continue reading »

Eugene Goes Gluten Free

EUGENE, Ore. — More people across the country are going gluten free and a new study shows Eugene is one of the top places in the country to go on this diet.  Local restaurants said this trend is helping their business. Grub Hub, an online takeout service, conducted a study across the country to find … Continue reading »

Cancer Prevention Study-3 Begins

EUGENE, Ore. — The American Cancer Society kicked off its Cancer Prevention Study-3 campaign in the Eugene-Springfield area, Wednesday. It’s the first time in the Pacific Northwest was invited to take part in a long-term study to better understand what’s causing cancer and what prevents it. Anyone between the ages of 30-65 years old and … Continue reading »

PeaceHealth Faces Financial Struggles

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County’s largest health provider is bracing for major cuts. PeaceHealth says it needs to find a way to fill a $130 million gap for the 2014 fiscal year. It’s suspending hiring immediately for open positions and reviewing them on a case by case basis. PeaceHealth’s president issued a statement today saying … Continue reading »

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