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Health calendar for Jan. 28 to Feb. 8, 2015 (1)

January 27, 2015 — 

TODAY Overeaters Anonymous — 5 p.m., Center for Spiritual Living, 1945 S.E. Stephens St., Roseburg. 541-671-0008. Lupus Support Group — 5 to 6 p.m., Mercy Community Education Center, Room 2, …

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Roseburg nonprofit for disabled, Community Living Case Management, holds open house (2)

January 27, 2015 — 

The new nonprofit that provides care for developmentally disabled county residents will hold an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at its new office at 2550 N.W. Edenbower …

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Vegetarian cooking class offered in Roseburg (3)

January 21, 2015 — 

The Umpqua Community Veg Education Group will offer a vegetarian nutrition and cooking class from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Fridays until March 20 at the Mercy Community Education Center, 2459 …

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Ask the Dietitian: French fries, potato chips, coffee contain cancerous chemical acrylamide (4)

January 21, 2015 — 

Q: I heard french fries and coffee might contain something toxic. Should I stop eating potatoes? A: This question involves food chemistry and a substance called acrylamide. Acrylamide is a …

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Art workshops for Douglas County youth target prevention (5)

January 21, 2015 — 

Kids will be encouraged to get creative about prevention through an art contest and video project. Free workshops for students in grades six through 12 will be held from Jan. …

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Alzheimer’s Association offers basics class in Roseburg (6)

January 14, 2015 — 

ROSEBURG Alzheimer’s class offered The Oregon chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will hold a class from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 20 at Mercy Community Education Center, 2459 N.W. Stewart …

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Douglas County health calendar for Jan. 14 to 25 (7)

January 14, 2015 — 

TODAY Overeaters Anonymous — 5 p.m., Center for Spiritual Living, 1945 S.E. Stephens St., Roseburg. 541-671-0008. Codependents Anonymous — 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Westside Christian Church, 2750 Harvard Ave., Roseburg. …

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Healthy Kids school nursing program in Glide receives grant (8)

January 6, 2015 — 

Glide students will continue to receive help from school nurses thanks to a $5,000 grant from the Ben Serafin Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation. The grant, to the Mercy …

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Green Community Church hosts grief recovery support group (9)

January 6, 2015 — 

A GriefShare recovery seminar and support group will begin meeting Mondays at Green Community Church. The group will meet weekly, beginning next week, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the …

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Mercy Medical Center’s chief medical officer recommends flu shot (10)

December 30, 2014 — 

Mercy Medical Center Chief Medical Officer Jason Gray reports flu activity is above Oregon’s usual seasonal levels but below 2009 levels. The Centers for Disease Control have reported 96 percent …

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Douglas County health care organizations to ban cigarettes Jan. 1 (11)

December 30, 2014 — 

Health organizations throughout Douglas County will prohibit cigarettes, e-cigarettes and other tobacco products beginning Jan. 1. The new rules will go into effect on properties owned and operated by Advantage …

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Klamath Falls National Guardsman receives Smiles Dental award (12)

December 30, 2014 — 

National Guardsman Jeffery Olsen received $5,000 toward a dental treatment plan from Smiles Dental in Roseburg. In November, Smiles Dental invited community members to nominate a veteran for the award. …

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Retired Roseburg VA worker says volunteering is for her health (13)

December 24, 2014 — 

Meet Dr. Jeanne Rogness. Originally from Buffalo, New York, Rogness arrived in Roseburg sight unseen in 1974 after residing for a short time in Los Angeles. The move north was …

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Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center finds legionella bacteria for second time in six weeks (14)

December 24, 2014 — 

Legionella bacteria was found in three buildings Tuesday at the Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center. It’s the second time the bacteria has been found at the VA in six weeks. …

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Health calendar for Dec. 24, 2014 to Jan. 4, 2015 (15)

December 24, 2014 — 

TODAY Overeaters Anonymous — 5 p.m., Center for Spiritual Living, 1945 S.E. Stephens St., Roseburg. 541-671-0008. FRIDAY Red Cross Blood Drive — 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Civic Center, 205 …

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Regence clients to remain in network at Roseburg’s Mercy Medical Center (16)

December 23, 2014 — 

Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon and Mercy Medical Center of Roseburg announced Monday they have finally reached a deal after a 20-month contract dispute which at times turned bitter. Under …

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Your Health: For diabetes patients, handling holiday eating can be difficult (17)

December 10, 2014 — 

December marks the peak of the holiday season and is a time for family, friends, parties and, of course, food. However, whether it’s big savory meals, rich desserts or various …

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Federal funds will be lost if Douglas County turns over its public health authority to the state (18)

December 9, 2014 — 

With two new Douglas County commissioners taking office in January, the fate of Douglas County’s Public Health Department remains unknown, Public Health Director Dawnelle Marshall said Monday. Marshall was one …

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Mental health: Growing number of seniors will need mental health care (19)

December 3, 2014 — 

About 72.1 million Americans will be 65 or older by 2030. An estimated 20 percent of them — more than 14.4 million people — will have one or more mental …

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Health calendar for Dec. 3 to 14, 2014 (20)

December 3, 2014 — 

TODAY Overeaters Anonymous — 5 p.m., Center for Spiritual Living, 1945 S.E. Stephens St., Roseburg. 541-671-0008. Memory Care Support Group — 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Mercy Community Education Center, Room …

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