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Are you dealing with a chronic wound that won’t heal, or know someone who is?

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Umpqua Health, the parent company of Umpqua Health Alliance, one of Oregon’s 16 coordinated care organizations, has donated $150,000 to the Douglas County Mental Health Court to ensure the continuation of a program for non-violent offenders with mental illness.

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For most children and teenagers, the start of summer break means three months of sleeping in late, trips to the beach, summer vacations, camps and other activities, that there just wasn’t time for when school was still in session.

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The Mercy Foundation’s Healthy Kids Outreach Program (HKOP) was recently awarded a grant for $124,000 from the Ford Family Foundation in support of continued dental hygiene and education for students in Douglas County, under their Rural Dental Initiative.

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Sleep disorders are issues for a large segment of the population in the U.S. The importance of getting treated and the process of getting treated, were recent topics on CHI Mercy Health’s Talking Health radio show on News Radio 1240 KQEN.

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CHI Mercy Medical Center plans to add a family residency program to train doctors after they graduate from medical school. Mercy hopes the program will produce eight family practice physicians every year when it reaches full capacity, and that some doctors who complete the program will stay …

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Americans at one time lived their lives utterly unconcerned about the gluten in their diets. But an anti-gluten craze that erupted in the last decade has become so prominent that it spawned a $16 billion per year industry.

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In response to Douglas County’s stubbornly high smoking rate — 24 percent compared to a statewide rate of 18 percent — CHI Mercy Health has launched a partnership with Truth Initiative to bring the innovative EX® fully digital quit-smoking program to all county residents, free of charge.

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Joseph Gonsalves, suffering from peripheral vascular disease, cellulitis, osteomyelitis, and gangrene of the toes, was close to death’s door on March 1 when he was admitted into intensive care.

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ALS and its effects on patients and families, was the topic of the Talking Health radio program last week on News Radio 1240 KQEN. Guests were Mary Rebar, the Care Services Coordinator for Oregon and Southwest Washington Chapter of the ALS Association and Megan Masiel, a registered nurse wit…

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Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese exercise that emphasizes balance, relaxation and coordination. Though it is actually a martial art of self-defense, it is practiced around the world for health benefits mainly among elderly people.

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When you’re busy trying to meet the demands of work, kids, school and/or family, cutting back on sleep may seem like the only answer. Sacrificing an hour or two of sleep to get more done can seem like a reasonable compromise, but the truth is even minimal sleep loss affects your physical and…

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Safe pregnancies, successful deliveries, and what to expect after a baby is born, were the topics of a radio interview last week on CHI Mercy Health’s Talking Health program on KQEN News Radio 1240.