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Roseburg FCR call center beats blood donation record (1)

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 (2)

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 (3)

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 (4)

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 (5)

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 (6)

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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110,228 Oregonians sign up through HealthCare.gov. (7)

February 20, 2015 — 

On Feb. 15, the second year of open enrollment in governmental health care exchanges came to a close with 110,228 Oregon consumers selecting a plan or being automatically reenrolled in …

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Ask the Dietitian: Turmeric can be beneficial but supplements should be used with caution (8)

February 18, 2015 — 

Question: Is turmeric really as good for you as they say?Answer: Yes and no. As always, there are things to consider! Turmeric is a rhizome belonging to the ginger family …

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Douglas County Health Calendar for Feb. 18 to March 1 (9)

February 18, 2015 — 

TODAYOvereaters 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. 541-430-1510.The Gift …

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Guitarist David Bennett first to sign on to play for Mercy Medical Center patients (10)

February 17, 2015 — 

When his wife was dying, David Bennett brought his handmade guitar to Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg and played for her. The music helped her fall asleep. When the hospital …

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Canyonville Seventh Day Adventists to host seminar about preparing for life’s end (11)

February 16, 2015 — 

The Canyonville Seventh Day Adventists will host a seminar about facing end-of-life issues. The seminar, called “The Gift of Preparedness,” will include presentations and booths with information about wills, living …

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Medicare benefits topic of Wednesday class in Roseburg (12)

February 9, 2015 — 

Information about Medicare benefits will be offered at a course taught Wednesday by the nonprofit Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance Program. The free course will be offered from 6 to …

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Douglas County sees high measles vaccination rates compared to Oregon (13)

February 6, 2015 — 

Six-year-old Brenden Morris sat under the examination table whimpering.“Are you just going to hide under there?” his mom, Lindsey Twyman, asked.“My brother’s going first,” Brenden responded, looking at Ryland Morris, …

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Sunday is deadline to sign up for health coverage through federal marketplace (14)

February 4, 2015 — 

There are just three days left to sign up for health coverage through the federal marketplace.The open-enrollment period officially ends Sunday.Nationwide, 7.75 million consumers have signed up for coverage since …

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Mental Health: Wraparound Initiative helps mentally-ill youth get needs met (15)

February 4, 2015 — 

Children and youth with mental health problems can benefit significantly from counseling and other treatment, but they often need other types of services to help them in their healing process. …

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Health calendar for Jan. 28 to Feb. 8, 2015 (16)

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 (17)

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 (18)

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 (19)

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 (20)

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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