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.
The Mercy Foundation’s Healthy Kids Outreach Program (HKOP) got a big financial boost last week, to support its rural dental initiative.
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.
A program that promotes more plant-based food in the diet, teaches people to how to eat healthier and how to prepare food in tasty ways has some local people raving about its benefits.
Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part series on the history and the future of community health centers in Douglas County, to commemorate National Health Center Week.
When Natalie Robbins went into labor two months earlier than she was expected, the doctors said her baby girl had gone into shock. Natalie’s eyes welled and looked to the hospital ceiling.
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners Wednesday approved spending $50,000 to help fund a lobbying and communication campaign about a proposed medical education college.
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.
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.