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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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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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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.

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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.