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Health briefs: Agent Orange impacts to be discussed May 7 (1)

April 16, 2014 — 

ROSEBURG Agent Orange meet planned Agent Orange exposure’s impact on veterans and their children will be the topic of a town hall meeting at 6 p.m. May 7 in Cascade …

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Healthy Wednesday: Roseburg woman struggles with rare liver cancer, big medical bills (2)

April 16, 2014 — 

Roseburg resident Debi Miller barely noticed as her skin turned orange in December. She did not know it, but she had a rare form of cancer growing in her liver. …

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New Douglas County mental health provider to stress early detection (3)

April 9, 2014 — 

The organization that will provide mental health care for low-income Douglas County residents will stress early intervention, said Kevin Campbell, spokesman for the Community Health Alliance. The alliance will take …

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Support key to recovery from eating disorders (4)

April 9, 2014 — 

In the United States, approximately 20 million women and 10 million men suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder at some point in their lives. Even more shocking is the …

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Wildlife Safari director exercises daily on ranch (5)

April 9, 2014 — 

Meet Douglas County resident Dan Van Slyke. A native Oregonian and lifelong Roseburg resident, Dan has two children and four grandchildren with his wife, Tracee. Over the years, Dan and …

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SUTHERLIN: Blood drive set at library (6)

April 7, 2014 — 

SUTHERLIN Police to host blood drive An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Sutherlin Library, 210 E. Central Ave. …

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Healthy Wednesday: Pesky ticks can carry Lyme disease (7)

April 2, 2014 — 

As people and pets head out into the woods for springtime hikes, some doctors and veterinarians suggest taking precautions against disease-carrying pests that can be as small as a pinhead …

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Douglas County reports increase in syphilis cases (8)

April 1, 2014 — 

Syphilis cases are on the rise in Douglas County, according to public health officials. Nine cases have been reported since Jan. 1, compared to one for all of 2013, Douglas …

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Douglas County stays near bottom in health rankings (9)

March 26, 2014 — 

Persistently high smoking and obesity rates have again left Douglas County near the bottom in annual health ratings released today. Douglas County ranked 30th, the same as last year, out …

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Ask the dietitian: How to combat stress eating (10)

March 19, 2014 — 

Q: Why is it when we are going through bad times and experiences that cause us stress and grief we gain a lot of weight, and what can I do …

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Healthy Wednesday: Veterans lose fat and gain muscle through bicycle exercise program (11)

March 19, 2014 — 

Three months ago LaJuana Williams called to learn more about a bicycle sharing program at the Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center and found it included free workouts and nutrition classes …

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Colorectal cancer is worth talking about (12)

March 12, 2014 — 

Just like politics and religion, colorectal cancer is not a popular dinner conversation topic, but it is worth talking about and can save your life. In honor of National Colorectal …

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Volunteering, vegetables keep couple healthy (13)

March 5, 2014 — 

Meet Denise and Gary Freitas. They both grew up in the Bay Area and worked in Oakland, Calif. Married for 15 years, they’ve been together for 34. After a number …

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Mental Health: Fighting fight or flight response: the stellate ganglion and PTSD (14)

March 5, 2014 — 

The American psychologist William James once posed the question, “Do I run because I am afraid or am I afraid because I run?” To what extent does the pounding of …

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For some, Obamacare falls short of true health care reform (15)

March 4, 2014 — 

Azalea resident and retired physician Joe Yetter supports universal health care because he has seen the private insurance system fail his patients. Yetter is especially haunted by the death of …

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Douglas County residents sign up with Cover Oregon (17)

March 4, 2014 — 

Roseburg resident Greg Morton has health insurance for the first time in 10 years because he signed up through Cover Oregon At 52, Morton, a seasonal firefighter for Diamond Fire …

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Long-term care ombudsmen champion the rights of adults in residential care (18)

March 4, 2014 — 

Sometimes, it’s an easy fix for a small problem. One woman living in a Douglas County care home confided that she wished she could have lunchtime soups for dinner, when …

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Physician author to share health tips, recipes (19)

February 19, 2014 — 

A physician and author of the “Good Food, Great Medicine”cookbook will visit Roseburg Thursday to promote the nine simple food and lifestyle changes he says can improve health and reduce …

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Ask a dietitian: Know your sugar substitutes (20)

February 19, 2014 — 

Q: How much sugar is in sugar alcohol? A dietitian once told me 50 percent. Is sorbitol somehow related to sugar? Sugar-free or no-sugar-added labeling can be confusing. A: This …

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