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Your Health: For diabetes patients, handling holiday eating can be difficult (1)

December 10, 2014 — 

December marks the peak of the holiday season and is a time for family, friends, parties and, of course, food. However, whether it’s big savory meals, rich desserts or various …

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Federal funds will be lost if Douglas County turns over its public health authority to the state (2)

December 9, 2014 — 

With two new Douglas County commissioners taking office in January, the fate of Douglas County’s Public Health Department remains unknown, Public Health Director Dawnelle Marshall said Monday. Marshall was one …

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Mental health: Growing number of seniors will need mental health care (3)

December 3, 2014 — 

About 72.1 million Americans will be 65 or older by 2030. An estimated 20 percent of them — more than 14.4 million people — will have one or more mental …

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Health calendar for Dec. 3 to 14, 2014 (4)

December 3, 2014 — 

TODAY Overeaters Anonymous — 5 p.m., Center for Spiritual Living, 1945 S.E. Stephens St., Roseburg. 541-671-0008. Memory Care Support Group — 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Mercy Community Education Center, Room …

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Red Cross to hold blood drives around county in December (5)

December 3, 2014 — 

DOUGLAS COUNTY Blood drives in December The Red Cross will host a series of blood drives in Douglas County this month. Times and dates are: ROSEBURG 9:30 a.m. to 3 …

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Health briefs for Nov. 26: Doctor joins board (6)

November 26, 2014 — 

Doctor joins Mercy board Roseburg physician Layne Jorgensen has joined Mercy Medical Center’s Board of Directors. Jorgensen has been practicing medicine for more than 20 years. He graduated from the …

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Health Journey: Celiac disease pushed Roseburg resident to eat healthier diet (7)

November 26, 2014 — 

Meet Sue Havicus. Sue has lived in Roseburg for more than 40 years. She and her husband, Ed, have been married for 33 years. Between them they have four sons, …

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Community support pours in for Roseburg woman with brain tumor (8)

November 26, 2014 — 

Roseburg resident Mindy McFerrin had hoped to celebrate her 40th birthday this Thanksgiving free of the brain tumor which has devastated her life. Ten years ago, McFerrin, a mother of …

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Health leaders critique rush to alter Douglas County Public Health division (9)

November 23, 2014 — 

Some community health leaders have criticized Douglas County Commissioner Susan Morgan for pushing radical changes to the county’s Public Health Division with little warning or public input. They say the …

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Mercy, Blue Shield contract still in dispute (10)

November 21, 2014 — 

Mercy Medical Center officials said Wednesday they believed they had reached a contract agreement with Regence Blue Shield. On Thursday, Blue Shield officials begged to differ. Mercy spokeswoman Kathleen Nickel …

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Ask a Dietitian: How to keep fruit, vegetable count up in winter (11)

November 19, 2014 — 

Q: Now that the summer fruits and vegetables are finished, I am not sure I’m getting all the vitamins, like vitamin C, and nutrition I need in the winter. Help. …

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Ford Family Foundation awards $5 million for OHSU cancer program (12)

November 13, 2014 — 

The Roseburg-based Ford Family Foundation has awarded a $5 million grant to the Oregon Health and Science University’s Knight Cancer Institute in Portland. The institute will use the money to …

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Your Health: Flu is more dangerous than common cold (13)

November 12, 2014 — 

“The flu” or seasonal influenza, is the illness caused by the influenza virus. In the U.S., flu season occurs in the fall and winter, usually reaching its peak from late …

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Mental Health: Breast cancer impacts mental health (14)

November 5, 2014 — 

As October came to an end, we were left with another joining together for breast cancer awareness. All over this county people have given their time, money and tears to …

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Mercy staff gear up for Ebola but say a case unlikely in Douglas County (15)

October 29, 2014 — 

Though no Ebola cases have surfaced in Oregon, nurses and doctors at Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg are training on how to prevent the African illness from spreading if they …

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Mercy, Blue Shield contract dispute could mean bigger hospital bills (16)

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? (17)

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 (18)

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 (19)

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 (20)

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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