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A retired Army colonel and former director of specialty services for Bend Memorial Clinic has been appointed chief executive officer of Umpqua Community Health Center.

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Assessing the community's health will be the topic of a public meeting of the Umpqua Health Alliance's Community Advisory Council from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 at the Cow Creek Government Office, 2371 N.E. Stephens St., Roseburg.

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While the holidays may be “the most wonderful time of the year” for some, this season of joy and celebration can also be challenging for those who have lost loved ones. Whether your loss is recent, or something you’re reminded of more during the coming weeks, it might not be easy, but there …

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Hospice and palliative care were the topics of a radio interview last week on News Radio 1240 KQEN. Dr. Randy Moore, a radiation oncologist and medical director for Mercy Hospice, and Kimber Nutter the hospice outreach coordinator for CHI Mercy Health, talked about the services that hospice …

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Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women overall.

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A friend, who is also a local National Alliance on Mental Illness member, recently confided in me a surprising story. Her son, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia 11 years ago at the age of 19, has somehow changed lately.

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Question: Can you explain the ORAC database and what it tells us about the importance of anti-oxidants for health?

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A new wound care center is opening in the CHI Mercy Medical Center campus in Roseburg, and last week on Talking Health on News Radio 1240 KQEN, talk show host Lisa Platt discussed the Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Therapy. She interviewed two of the center’s officials, Dr. Doug Bit…

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Patients who have been diagnosed with terminal illness can get access to hospice services to help make their final time more comfortable. And last week, Kimber Nutter, the hospice outreach coordinator for CHI Mercy Hospice and Dr. Randy Moore, a radiation oncologist and medical director for …

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Last week on the Talking Health program on News Radio 1240 KQEN, Kelly Griffith, lead mammography technologist at Outpatient Imaging for CHI Mercy Health, and Angelia Freeman, the outreach program manager for the Community Cancer Center, talked with …