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Even though flu season might be off to a slow start this year, when it does arrive, Douglas County public health officials said this year’s vaccine should provide effective protection.

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With school back in session, cold and flu season is already starting to affect people in our area. Though influenza is active throughout the entire year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says activity begins increasing in October.

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Editor’s Note: We sought out a local health expert at one of the places parents can often, and not so willingly, find themselves during the dreaded cold and flu season. Soak in these helpful tips shared from Jennifer Bodenhamer, doctor of osteopathic medicine and emergency medicine physician…

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Even though it seems like summer has just started, many athletic programs are already preparing for fall sports. Recreational activities can help students develop long-term health habits, build self esteem and help advance teamwork skills.

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Amy Sutten-Schattenkerk will not be able to make it to her fundraiser on Sunday, but she’s OK with that. She’s going to be breathing a lot easier, because the Douglas County woman finally has a pair of new lungs.

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The Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance program will host a free Medicare 101 seminar for anyone who has questions, wants a better understanding of Medicare, or needs help making the best choices to maximize their health care benefits.

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Most of the world is coffee obsessed. Especially during the dark, winter months, coffee seems to keep pouring until lunch time, and then starts pouring again for that late afternoon pick-me-up. However, a large percentage of American coffee drinkers prefer just a little coffee on the side of…

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As part of this year's Power of Pink fundraiser to benefit the Community Cancer Center in Roseburg, auto dealer Lithia Ford Lincoln of Roseburg donated $100 per car it sold throughout October. Since it sold 65 cars that month, the auto dealer planned to present the center with a check for $6…