Ebola Passed Via Close Contact

EUGENE, Ore. — While concerns about Ebola transmission are high, doctors continue to emphasize that contracting this virus isn’t easily done. They say Ebola is transmitted through close personal contact with blood and bodily fluids. For example, touching a cut or getting directly sneezed on would be ways you could contract it, but just brushing … Continue reading »

Travelers React to Ebola

EUGENE, Ore. — News that the second Ebola patient traveled before she was diagnosed has some people wondering if the virus could be making its way west and how it could impact travel. In a release by Frontier Airlines, the company she was flying with, crew members say that she didn’t show any signs of … Continue reading »

Lane Co. Monitoring Mystery Virus

LANE COUNTY, Ore.– The Lane County Public Health Department is keeping an eye on┬áthe mystery illness, that is continuing to sicken thousands of children in at least 12 states throughout the US. The culprit is believed to be Enterovirus 68, but this isn’t the first outbreak in the US. “It does circulate every few years. … Continue reading »

Teen Pregnancy Hits Historic Lows

EUGENE, Ore — Teen pregnancy rates have hit historic lows—that’s according to the CDC, and it’s having an impact on more than just the teens. The study says the most recent peak in teen pregnancy was 1991 so, it looked at the rates from that year through 2010 where the numbers dropped by 44 percent. … Continue reading »

The Greener Side Stays Open

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene marijuana dispensary remains open for business after a legal scare, but staff members aren’t sure they’re ready to celebrate just yet. Owners and operators of The Greener Side Marijuana dispensary on Oak Street, say the business has been a dream, but it hasn’t been easy. They were nearly shut down, … 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 »

Lane County Holds Public Health Fair

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County residents popped into the health department Friday to get some questions answered on a wide range of health topics. It was all part of National Public Health Week, the Lane County Health Department held this health fair downtown. There were booths with info on communicable disease. People could even get … Continue reading »

Local Mental Health Treatment Resources

EUGENE, Ore. — For some veterans, it can be mentally challenging to adjust to civilian life after military experience. Student vets at the University of Oregon say the mental health between veterans vary; some are just fine while others need the help, but not all people know about resources out there that can help. For … Continue reading »

Mental Health Services Expanding

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County Public Health is getting ready to expand its mental health services and a multi-million dollar grant is helping bring new programs to the county’s behavioral health program. This $2.4 million dollars will be split into six different areas, all working toward early intervention to help those suffering from mental illness. … Continue reading »

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 »

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