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The Child Abuse Prevention Partnership of Douglas County is raising awareness of April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month and shining the spotlight on local efforts to prevent abuse and neglect of the youngest and most vulnerable in our community.

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Well-Fed Me is a plan that encourages healthy eating and Kathleen Nickel, director of Mercy Communications talked about the new program and its health benefits recently in a radio interview on Talking Health on News Radio 1240 KQEN with host Lisa Platt.

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Volunteers are a key part of CHI Mercy Medical Center, as well as many other organizations in the county. That was the topic last week on News Radio 1240 KQEN’s Talking Health program.

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SUTHERLIN — People who are battling addiction can get a second chance and keep their family together at the same time at a new facility that opened earlier this month in downtown Sutherlin.

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Recognizing heart attack symptoms and acting quickly if you have them, can be a key in minimizing damage to the heart, or saving your life.

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Bone broth is being touted as the new cure all. People are drinking it to get rid of cellulite, heal leaky gut, improve joint pain, and grow long luminous hair and nails. It sounds like the perfect drink to improve your health. Bone broth is made by taking any animal or fish bones, adding an…

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Low dose CT scans are lowering the risk of radiation for patients who want to find out if their lungs are damaged by smoking, and a screening program is targeting people who’ve been long time smokers.

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More and more Americans are trying to find the magic diet. Whether it is a crash detox, pills, a program, a pink drink, lotions, potions, 21 days or 30 days — the obsession with dropping pounds and getting fit hasn’t faded from American culture, but grown.

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Sianna Casey of Roseburg went from the girl who was always picked last in dodgeball to going undefeated with the novice crew team at Wellesley College in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference.

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Even at 108 years old, Mary Kuhn has never lost her affinity for the outdoors or fresh produce. In fact, those are the factors that her daughter Arlene Allgood cites for her mother’s longevity.