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While cancer research continues to make important advances, it is still not clear what causes colon cancer. We do know most colon cancer begins as a non-cancerous growth in the colon or rectum called a polyp.

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The buddy system is widely used to help men and women get in shape. Friends can encourage their workout partners to get off the couch on days when their motivation might be waning, and partners can return that favor when the roles are reversed. And the benefits of the buddy system are not ex…

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Dignity Health and Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) have combined to form CommonSpirit Health, a new nonprofit Catholic health system that will include CHI Mercy Medical Center and Centennial Medical Group in Roseburg.

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I hope you are well on your way to getting in the best shape of your life! But if you’re not – don’t give up. You CAN DO THIS!

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With the opioid epidemic raging on in Douglas County, public health officials decided to organize a summit to address the problems surrounding opioid addiction and chronic pain, and how the community is working together to combat the epidemic.

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You can tell by the body language of the people entering the Roseburg Dream Center that it’s a refuge. On a recent chilly afternoon, a young weather-worn man in a bulky jacket walked in, set down his backpack and seated himself at a table. Then he sat in peaceful silence.

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Welcome to 2019! I hope you have confidently declared, “This is my year to get in amazing shape!” (Or maybe you’re secretly muttering it in case you can’t keep the commitment through to 2020.)

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WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs is preparing to shift billions of dollars from government-run veterans’ hospitals to private health care providers, setting the stage for the biggest transformation of the veterans’ medical system in a generation.

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Based on national studies, it’s fairly safe to say about half of Douglas County residents make new year’s resolutions. The sobering news is, more than 90 percent of people who make a resolution related to healthier living (losing weight, quitting smoking, etc.) will be unsuccessful in keepin…

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The American Red Cross wants to remind blood donors and those who are thinking of becoming a blood donor, that there are multiple opportunities to donate this month in Douglas County.

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More than 20 Lions Clubs, including two in Douglas County, have contributed to a new project in Springfield that will offer comfortable and affordable lodging to out-of-town families of patients at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield and University District in…

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The holiday season is a joyful time for most people, but for many others it’s an occasion for sadness. This is especially true for anyone grieving the loss of a loved one.