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Baby with big heart Baylee Roles still waiting for heart transplant (1)

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 (2)

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 (3)

September 17, 2014 — 

Ally Gottfried Ask the Dietitian …

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To Your Health: Addiction can be treated (4)

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 (5)

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 (6)

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 (7)

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 (8)

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 (9)

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 (10)

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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DOUGLAS COUNTY: Health plan to be shared (11)

August 20, 2014 — 

Members of the public will have three chances to learn more about a plan to improve community health. The Umpqua Health Alliance’s Community Advisory Council will hold September meetings in …

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ROSEBURG: Food drive to aid hungry (12)

August 20, 2014 — 

The nonprofit Hearts Across America is collecting cans of food for the Living Hope Outreach program, which serves lunches to the hungry and homeless in Drain. Donations may be made …

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Roseburg Rotary Duck Race to help prevent child abuse (13)

August 20, 2014 — 

Battered Persons’ Advocacy Director Melanie Prummer will don a duck suit Saturday so oversized she has to hold onto the head while she wears it. It’s all for a good …

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Umpqua River Run Kids’ Marathon Mile training schedule, week 9 (14)

August 20, 2014 — 

Editor’s note: This is the final 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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Ducks to race Saturday for child abuse prevention (15)

August 20, 2014 — 

About 9,000 rubber ducks are expected to race the North Umpqua River at River Forks Park Saturday. A crane and a large garbage bin will dump the ducks into the …

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Health News: Support group planned for teens with chronic illness (16)

August 20, 2014 — 

ROSEBURG Group for teens with chronic illness A Roseburg High School student and a social worker have teamed up to start a support group for teenagers living with chronic illnesses …

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Dehydrated and near death, Roseburg hiker’s prayers answered (17)

August 13, 2014 — 

Roseburg nurse Shawn McClendon has the medical training to recognize the end stages of dehydration. So when he began feeling them Thursday on a hike, McClendon was sure death was …

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Umpqua River Run Kids’ Marathon Mile training schedule, week 8 (18)

August 13, 2014 — 

Editor’s note: This is the eighth 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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Your Health: Get your child ready for a healthy school year (19)

August 13, 2014 — 

With summer winding down, now is the time to get your child ready for the upcoming school year. Many parents only think to prepare their child by taking him/her shopping …

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Healthy Wednesday: Douglas County to handoff health programs — but to what? (20)

August 6, 2014 — 

Douglas County will transfer public health programs to a state agency in less than two months, but officials haven’t determined who will manage those services. Some county public health employees …

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