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Ask the Dietitian: Breakfast boosts brain, protects heart (1)

May 19, 2015 — 

Q: What’s the most nutritious breakfast? Is it better to eat a donut for breakfast rather than skip it altogether? Does skipping breakfast help with weight loss? And what about …

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New details released from public health reports (2)

May 7, 2015 — 

A nonprofit organization may run the Douglas County Public Health Department better than the county can, according to newly released information from a series of reports on the department.The county …

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E-cigarette use unregulated, on the rise among teens (3)

May 6, 2015 — 

Celebrities are being paid to make electronic cigarettes look cool on YouTube. Candy flavors like strawberry, graham cracker and cotton candy are making the taste palatable to teens. This powerful …

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Veterans compete for trophy in VA’s PACE fitness challenge (4)

May 5, 2015 — 

Thirty local veterans took their first steps, literally, Monday toward claiming a trophy for becoming active. The men and women walked more than a mile around the Roseburg Veterans Affairs …

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How to help a person through a life-threatening crisis (5)

May 4, 2015 — 

Since no two people react to stress in the same way, it is difficult to come up with a single definition for the term “crisis.” In general, however, a crisis …

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Veteran team kicks off eight-week health challenge Monday (6)

April 28, 2015 — 

A local team of veterans will compete with others across the nation to get fit through exercise and healthy eating. The kickoff for the eight-week competition, called the PACE Challenge, …

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Walk and Roll to benefit homeless veterans (7)

April 28, 2015 — 

Homeless veterans will benefit from a 2K Walk and Roll at 11 a.m. May 20 at the Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Building 1, 913 N.W. Garden Valley Blvd.Participants can …

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Health organization seeks community advisors (8)

April 28, 2015 — 

The organization responsible for coordinating health care for many local low-income patients seeks new members for a community advisory council. Council members will advise the Umpqua Health Alliance board on …

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Lions clubs candy sales support cancer-survivors celebration (9)

April 28, 2015 — 

The Sutherlin and Roseburg Lions clubs raised more than $2,800 by selling See’s Candy Easter to help support a celebration for cancer survivors. Community Cancer Center Director Tammy Hagedorn said …

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Mercy receives MRI accreditation (10)

April 16, 2015 — 

Mercy Outpatient Imaging has been awarded a three-year accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging as a result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology. An MRI is a …

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Your Health: Stress reduction boosts health (11)

April 3, 2015 — 

In the fast-paced 21st century world we live in, it seems like simple, everyday tasks and activities can cause stress. Going to work, driving kids to school, stopping by the …

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Medicare 101 course offered in Roseburg (12)

April 3, 2015 — 

A free class called Medicare 101 will be offered from 6 to 8:30 p.m. April 16 at United Community Action Network, 280 Kenneth Ford Drive. The training is provided by …

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Telehealth vehicle to visit Roseburg VA (13)

April 3, 2015 — 

Veterans can learn how to use telehealth to get help from doctors at remote Veterans Affairs hospitals April 16, when a Telehealth Education Delivered Vehicle arrives on campus at the …

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Health calendar for April 1 to 12, 2015 (14)

March 31, 2015 — 

TODAY Roseburg Family Caregivers Support Group — 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Douglas County Courthouse, Room 221, 1036 S.E. Douglas Ave., Roseburg. 541-440-3677. Overeaters Anonymous — 5 p.m., Center for Spiritual …

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Roseburg FCR call center beats blood donation record (15)

March 9, 2015 — 

FCR call centers in Roseburg, Grants Pass, Coos Bay and Veneta collected 146 blood donations in February.Roseburg’s FCR branch brought in the largest number of donations, at 53, and became …

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CHIP health plan progress to be assessed (16)

March 9, 2015 — 

Are plans to improve county residents’ health working?That’s the subject of a meeting Thursday of the community advisory council for the Umpqua Health Alliance, Douglas County’s coordinated care organization providing …

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Lions Clubs to sell candy to benefit Douglas County Cancer Services (17)

March 5, 2015 — 

Roseburg and Sutherlin area Lions Clubs will begin selling See’s Easter Candy March 20 to benefit Douglas County Cancer Services.The sales will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily …

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Winston’s Jennifer Dwight, 31, recovers from a double lung transplant (18)

March 3, 2015 — 

A Winston teacher is breathing easily for the first time in years.Jennifer Dwight received a double lung transplant Feb. 4, two days before her 31st birthday, at the University of …

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Course at Roseburg YMCA will teach natural ways to be healthy March 7 (19)

March 2, 2015 — 

Dr. Charles Ross will present a course this weekend on achieving better health naturally. The class covers introductions to yoga, meditation and tai chi, along with information about healthy eating …

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Support group at Roseburg Community Cancer Center helps restore cancer patient’s love of baking (20)

February 24, 2015 — 

CANYONVILLE — The owner of Promise Natural Foods & Bakery has loved baking since he was 10 years old.After Javelin Ormond developed cancerous tumors in his throat, however, he found …

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