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Mercy, Blue Shield contract dispute could mean bigger hospital bills (1)

October 22, 2014 — 

A hospital visit could get a lot more expensive for Douglas County patients with Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance plans next year. Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg and Regence Blue …

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Ask the Dietitian: Is diet soda better than regular? (2)

October 15, 2014 — 

Q:Which is better, a regular soda or diet soda? A: Let’s start with regular soda ingredients. A 12-ounce can of cola will contain carbonated water for fizz, approximately 38 grams …

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Health briefs: Boot camp moves indoors (3)

October 15, 2014 — 

DOUGLAS COUNTY Medicare help line offered Mercy Medical Center has launched a help line to help patients weigh their options when choosing a Medicare plan. The new help line, serviced …

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Your Health: Pink everyone’s color in October (4)

October 8, 2014 — 

Everyone looks good in pink during the month of October. That’s because there’s a universal meaning and understanding behind the color. October is, and has been for almost 30 years, …

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Mental Health: Adolescent mental health issues are often undiagnosed (5)

October 1, 2014 — 

“How do I know if my child’s behavior is normal for a teenager, or if it is something I should be worried about?” At some point or another, every parent …

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Health briefs: ‘Dig Hope’ fundraiser set Oct. 14 (6)

October 1, 2014 — 

ROSEBURG RHS volleyball team digs hope The Roseburg High School volleyball team will hold its annual “Dig Hope” event to raise money for Douglas County Cancer Services. Members of the …

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Mental Health: How marijuana can affect your mind (7)

October 1, 2014 — 

Many of the medications prescribed by physicians have come from plants. The ancient Egyptians used autumn crocus to treat joint pain, whereas modern physicians have used colchicine extracted from the …

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Myrtle Creek cancer patient gets last-wish Tom Petty concert (8)

October 1, 2014 — 

MYRTLE CREEK — Since she was in high school, Tiffany Copelin, 30, has loved listening to Tom Petty songs. So when her best friend called to say she had tickets …

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Breast cancer survivor to model at fashion show on Sunday (9)

September 24, 2014 — 

Teaching fitness classes at the YMCA of Douglas County was Shirley Northcraft’s version of retirement. She was in good shape and came from a family that’s cancer free. So she …

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Health Journeys: Man working back to Marine fitness (10)

September 24, 2014 — 

Meet Miguel Ramirez. Miguel was born in a small town in Mexico and moved to California with his family when he was 2 years old. Now, 47 years later, he …

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Baby with big heart Baylee Roles still waiting for heart transplant (11)

September 17, 2014 — 

She’s been dubbed the “little girl with the great big heart” by family and supporters. It’s a name which fits 6-month-old Baylee Brynn Roles especially well, suiting both her sunny …

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Safe Travels: Drivers and cyclists must be aware and follow the rules of the road to be safe (12)

September 17, 2014 — 

Drivers and cyclists make mistakes that contribute to crashes, but when a crash happens involving a cyclist and a vehicle, it is often the cyclist who is injured or killed. …

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Ask the Dietitian: Vitamins can’t beat vegetables (13)

September 17, 2014 — 

Question: I recently saw an advertisement which said people should take vitamins because most Americans aren’t getting all the nutrients they need from food alone. Do you agree? Are vitamins …

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To Your Health: Addiction can be treated (14)

September 10, 2014 — 

Fifteen percent of Douglas County adults drink alcohol excessively. For women, that is defined as consuming an average of more than two alcoholic beverages per day. For men it means …

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Health center at Douglas High School in Winston welcomes younger patients (15)

September 10, 2014 — 

WINSTON — Elementary and middle school students in the Winston-Dillard School District can now receive health care at Douglas High School instead of traveling to Roseburg. Nurse practitioner Leslie Abbott …

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CANYONVILLE: Cancer survivors saluted at Seven Feathers fashion show (16)

September 3, 2014 — 

A fashion show and tea party to honor breast cancer survivors will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at Seven Feathers Convention Center, 146 Chief Miwaleta Lane. Douglas County …

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Health Report: Community health plan to be shared (17)

September 3, 2014 — 

ROSEBURG 2 pediatricians join Centennial Two new pediatricians have joined Centennial Medical Group, a division of Mercy Medical Center. Beth Gallant is an Oregon native who received her bachelor’s degree …

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Douglas County postpones public health transfer, enters talks with Umpqua Community Health Center (18)

August 27, 2014 — 

Reversing an earlier decision some have characterized as rushed and ill-advised, Douglas County commissioners have entered negotiations with the nonprofit Umpqua Community Health Center to provide public health services such …

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Douglas County residents ponder GMO labeling ballot measure (19)

August 27, 2014 — 

For Douglas County residents whose work revolves around food, the merits of Measure 92 can be reduced to the size of a label. Opponents and supporters of the measure, which …

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Health Journeys: Healthy eating, cycling pay off for Roseburg man (20)

August 27, 2014 — 

Meet Tim Beaty. Tim and his wife Shana have two boys, Jacob and Joshua, and two daughters, Natalie and Claudia. Tim spent almost 20 years working in healthcare until an …

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