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Northern Oregon is prime viewing territory for the first total solar eclipse to cross the nation from the Pacific to Atlantic since World War I.

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Water safety and tips for summer time, were topics of a radio interview last week on News Radio 1240 KQEN’s Talking Health.

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When Jean Treman’s husband died almost 30 years ago, she wanted something to keep her busy, so she began volunteering at the information desk at CHI Mercy Medical Center.

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If you’re a baby boomer getting back into fitness and sports, you should get your ankles checked for chronic instability caused by injuries that might not have healed properly years ago.

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Healthy opportunities for residents in Douglas County are abundant this summer. That was the topic of a radio interview last week on News Radio 1240 KQEN.

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Dr. Kaylan Weese, a dermatologist in Roseburg and Dr. Josh Weese, an oncologist at Steelhead Oncology, were guests on the Talking Health program on News Radio 1240 KQEN with Lisa Platt last week. They talked about skin cancer and the effects from sun exposure and tanning beds and what to do …

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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 …