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If you know someone who takes opioids, prescription painkillers like oxycontin, vicodin, or other street drugs like heroin, an overdose does not need to be fatal.

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Catholic Health Initiatives, the parent company of CHI Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg, is in the final stages of its merger with Dignity Health of San Francisco. The merger would result in the largest nonprofit hospital system in the U.S.

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The Roseburg Family Medicine Residency Program, sponsored by Mercy Medical Center and a statewide rural coalition, was the topic of a radio interview recently on Mercy’s radio show, Talking Health on New Radio 1240 KQEN.

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During the past month, I felt privileged to be allowed to ride with Roseburg Police officer Anthony Powers, as he patrolled the city of Roseburg on the night shift. I confess I signed up to be with Officer Powers for two hours only, because I am not a night owl, but those two hours were well spent.

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Taking care of your eyes and preventing eye disorders was the topic of a conversation on the Talking Health radio interview on News Radio 1240 KQEN recently.

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As summer days get shorter, parents are faced with a mix of excitement and frenzy with the approach of the school year. Routines are key to setting up your child for a healthy and productive year.

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Back-to-school season is here! With it comes a list of things for parents and kids to do before the first day of class.

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American Red Cross officials say they need blood donations to overcome a chronic shortage and they are urging donors to give blood in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a summer blood shortage.

  • CRAIG REED The News-Review
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Pedals are going round and round as legs and feet provide the power. Weighted balls are being lifted and slammed to the mat, over and over again. A weighted bar and plates are hoisted from a bench, one push after another.

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Geraldine Morin leaned heavily on her purple-flowered cane as she opened the door of her Roseburg home Wednesday to receive a tuna fish sandwich, a cup of Navy bean soup and a small carton of milk from Friendly Kitchen Meals on Wheels volunteer Susanne Krnacik.

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As temperatures rise this summer as they do every summer, Oregon Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) encourages employers and workers in construction, agriculture and other labor-intensive activities to learn the signs of heat illness and focus on prevention.

  • MANDY HATFIELD and SARA RUNKEL OSU Extension Service
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The Oregon State University Extension Service and the United Community Action Network’s AmeriCorps program are partnering with the Umpqua Valley Farmers’ Market and the Canyonville Farmers’ Market to bring the Food Hero program to youth for 8 weeks this summer.

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With the common goal of making the healthy choice the easy choice in the Umpqua region, residents and representatives of worksites, grocery stores, restaurants, schools and faith-based organizations will be working together on the Blue Zones Project.