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Race Training: Keep kids fit by encouraging activities they enjoy (1)

July 23, 2014 — 

Playful activity comes naturally to children. As soon as children are able to move, they like to play games, run, jump and even wrestle with others. Play helps to build …

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Umpqua River Run Kids’ Marathon Mile training schedule, week 5 (2)

July 23, 2014 — 

Editor’s note: This is the fifth installment of a 9-week plan designed to get kids running. The plan helps kids run a marathon, 26.2 miles, over the course of the …

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Douglas County Relay for Life set to go (3)

July 23, 2014 — 

Fifty-two teams and hundreds of individuals will walk the Umpqua Community College track this weekend to honor cancer survivors and raise money for cancer research. Relay for Life of Douglas …

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Health Journeys: Mom who lost weight teaches schoolkids how to stay fit (4)

July 23, 2014 — 

Meet Brook Eichman. Brook and her husband, Brian, both grew up in Douglas County. With three active boys — Corbin, Ethan and Finnegan — Brook is focused on staying healthy …

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Umpqua Health Alliance releases plan for improving county residents’ health (5)

July 16, 2014 — 

The Umpqua Health Alliance has released a plan its leaders say will improve Douglas County residents’ health. The 2014 Community Health Improvement Plan for Douglas County says the alliance will …

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Pine Grove church walkers complete symbolic trek to Jerusalem (6)

July 16, 2014 — 

DIXONVILLE — Members of the Pine Grove Community Church in Dixonville have collectively walked the distance to Jerusalem. The congregation began walking two Saturdays a month in February. Members also …

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Umpqua River Run Kid’s Marathon Mile training schedule, week 4 (7)

July 16, 2014 — 

Editor’s note: This is the fourth installment of a 9-week plan designed to get kids running. The plan helps kids run a marathon, 26.2 miles, over the course of the …

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Doctor says vegan cuisine key to good health (8)

July 16, 2014 — 

Dr. Charlie Ross says the training he received about nutrition at medical school was “just about zero.” When he researched the subject on his own, he was persuaded to cut …

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Roseburg gymnast rebounds from injury and comes back stronger than ever (9)

July 9, 2014 — 

Roseburg’s Hannah Truitt tumbled into her life’s passion at an early age. Always active as a little kid, as she recalls it, Truitt saw her older brother, Austin, sign up …

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Umpqua River Run Kid’s Marathon Mile training schedule, week 3 (10)

July 9, 2014 — 

Editor’s note: This is the third installment of a 9-week plan designed to get kids running. The plan helps kids run a marathon, 26.2 miles, over the course of the …

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Race Training: Play it safe to prevent youth sports injuries (11)

July 9, 2014 — 

Encouraging kids to play sports has many benefits. Extensive research has shown youth sports participation leads to improved: • Physical health — more energy, reduced risk of obesity, stronger bones …

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Sweet music allows Green family to get dog to detect 9-year-old’s seizures (12)

July 2, 2014 — 

Nine-year-old Kierra Thompson, who has had thousands of seizures in her young life, came home from California last week with a new dog who is trained to detect them. Peanut …

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Health Journey: School assistant gets active to keep up with kids (13)

July 2, 2014 — 

Meet Trina Walker. A Roseburg native, Trina is an instructional assistant at Sunnyslope Elementary School. She spends her days with kindergartners and fourth-graders, so she needs a lot of energy …

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Mental health services in Douglas County change (14)

July 1, 2014 — 

The nonprofit Community Health Alliance has begun providing mental health services for low-income county residents. The organization contracted with the state to treat mentally ill county residents on the Oregon …

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Community rallies around Glide man with cancer (15)

June 25, 2014 — 

Until recently, Craig Stevens expected to live until he was 80. Three days before Christmas, the 52-year-old Glide resident was checked at a hospital for abdominal pain and learned he …

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Your Health: Be proactive about sexual health (16)

June 25, 2014 — 

In the past year, health care reform throughout the state and nation has resulted in a great number of people receiving health insurance, many of whom have not had it …

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New brain surgery could save Roseburg woman’s life (17)

June 18, 2014 — 

Roseburg resident Mindy McFerrin hopes a cutting-edge surgery will end years of misery caused by a tumor in the center of her brain. McFerrin, 39, suffers debilitating headaches, nausea, dizziness, …

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Douglas County to transfer health programs to state Oct. 1 (18)

June 18, 2014 — 

Douglas County’s exit from public health services such as immunizations, prenatal care and nutrition counseling will be complete by Oct. 1. The move, made official last Wednesday by county commissioners, …

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Ask the Dietitian: Do wheat, dairy increase allergy symptoms? (19)

June 18, 2014 — 

Q: I have been wondering, as an allergy sufferer, if I should stop eating dairy and wheat during the allergy season, as I’ve heard those products are inflammatory. Is there …

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Healthy Wednesday: Lions Club helps Sutherlin teen Luke Roman hear his future calling (20)

June 11, 2014 — 

Until the beginning of his sophomore year in high school, Luke Roman rarely heard footsteps, whispers or doors softly closing. Roman, 16, of Sutherlin is deaf in his right ear …

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