Health Alert: Art Therapy and Cancer

(CNN) — Art can help express feelings in a way words can’t. For those battling cancer, having such an outlet can make hard times a bit easier. When childhood cancer survivor Abigail Marsh was diagnosed, her inclination was to put her feelings on paper, but she expressed herself with pictures, not words. According to the … Continue reading »

UO Students Pal Around with Pups

EUGENE, Ore. — Jumping into pet ownership isn’t something to take lightly, but on Thursday University of Oregon students and staff got a chance to test the waters a little. If you missed out on your chance to pal around with the pups, don’t worry. The Rent-a-Pooch fundraiser is held twice a year.

“Dog Tale Time” Returns to Library

EUGENE, Ore. — A captive audience of therapy dogs were on hand at the Eugene Library Saturday, patiently listening as children read aloud to them. K-6th graders can now take part in “Dog Tale Time” each Saturday until mid-December. Children with disabilities often frequent the program.  Longtime volunteers say the 15-minute sessions are often magical. … Continue reading »