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.
Representatives from the Blue Zones Project came to Roseburg to gather information in order to develop a strategic plan to improve the walkability, bikeability and community gathering in the area.
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.
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.
Cyclists zooming past cars on their sleek road bikes can intimidate many beginners. For them, there is a weekly Thursday evening group ride.
United States Postal Service is having a Stamp Out Hunger food drive on Saturday along its regular routes in the Douglas County area.
SUTHERLIN — Her schoolmates would rather have Ashlyn Hanson in class at East Primary School. But as long as the Sutherlin first grader is fighting leukemia away from class, Mr. Monkey is the next best substitute for Ashlyn.
Douglas County residents got a chance to toss out some unwanted or expired medication last weekend. But authorities say some items got dropped off that they are not able to dispose of.
Douglas County public school students will continue to receive free preventative dental services now that the Healthy Kids Outreach Program recently received about $70,000 in grants to continue the program.
REACH Air Medical Services has announced plans to open a new air ambulance base in Roseburg, with service expected to begin in early summer.
At a Douglas County Community FEAST workshop held on Saturday at the Umpqua Valley Arts Center, about 60 people with food affiliations shared in conversations about local food systems and food insecurities.
Sandy Hendy was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2005, at the age of 52. It started off with numbness of the feet until it progressed to tremors and later delayed movement.
When a woman is pregnant, eating healthy is more important than ever. A mother’s eating habits help to establish the essential building blocks of growth and overall health for her child. Eating nutritious foods can help expecting moms feel better during pregnancy and while breastfeeding thei…