Groundbreaking For New Cancer Center

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Western Oregon will soon be the home to a new facility dedicated to cancer prevention and treatment. Samaritan Health Services is building a $12 million, 24,000 square-foot facility in Corvallis.  On Monday afternoon, about 100 people gathered on site to break ground for the new project. “This will allow our patients to have … Continue reading »

Breakthrough Isotope Research

 CORVALLIS, Ore. – If someone has chest pains, he or she might have tests done to see if it is a cardiac issue. But what if those tests cannot be done because of a medical isotope shortage? Doctors say they have seen a shortage of a vital medical isotope, molybdenum-99, in North America before. The … Continue reading »

Drug-Related Deaths Up 33% in Lane Co.

EUGENE, Ore. — Drug-related deaths were up 33% in Lane County last year, compared to the year before. The Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office found Lane County saw one of the most notable increases with 20 deaths last year, five more than the year before. Thirteen of the 20 deaths were meth related, nine blamed … 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 »

Corvallis Marijuana Dispensary Applicant

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon’s Medical Marijuana Dispensary Program started accepting applications this week, and on Tuesday, the state said less than 10 applicants from Benton County had registered for the program. The Oregon Health Authority stated that because there were so few applicants, confidentiality laws prohibit the state from giving an exact number, but there … Continue reading »

Free Health Clinic Opens In Veneta

VENETA, Ore. — In a world of changing healthcare, more people have access to health insurance. But having access to medical care can be challenging for rural communities like Veneta because the closest options are at least 30 minutes away. But that’s not the case anymore. The Lane Fire Authority in Veneta has opened its … Continue reading »

Spike In Whooping Cough Cases

EUGENE, Ore.– Lane County has the highest number of pertussis, or whooping cough cases in the state, at 42 this year. The recent spike in July has doctors and health officials concerned. PeaceHealth providers diagnosed 12 confirmed patients this month alone. All patients are under sixteen years old and one was a baby less than … Continue reading »

Earache Treatment Guidelines Change

(CNN) — Pediatricians estimate that ear infections are one of the most common reasons they see young children. Although earaches take on different forms, the most common is called otitis media, which means an infection in the middle ear. Up until now there have always been questions on whether to treat a young child’s ear … Continue reading »

Pet CPR Class Offered at Greenhill

EUGENE, Ore. — This is a dog story. A dog gone good story about 12-year-old Huck. Like most dogs he likes chasing balls. And performing tricks for treats. Kayla Bowcutt adopted Huck two years ago, who is a senior dog with many ball chasing years to go. But last April a game of fetch almost … Continue reading »