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Douglas County might not seem like a place where sun exposure would cause a lot of skin cancer, but high rates have medical professionals so concerned, they’ve declared war on melanoma.

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If you’ve been thinking heart disease is mainly a manly thing, then here is some news that may jolt you.

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The American Red Cross is urging donors of all blood types to give blood to help meet the needs of trauma patients and others with serious medical conditions.

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In the first three parts of this series about how to get and stay motivated to move, we covered topics like assessments, having a realistic plan, being good for your word, and failure.

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Alzheimer’s disease is on the rise. Every five years the cases of Alzheimer’s double. Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States; 5.8 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s today. There is no pharmaceutical approach that has meaningful effectiveness on the tr…

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Calling all parents and caregivers (grandparents, foster parents, aunts, uncles, etc.) of children 14 and under who are suffering with a brain disorder or mental health condition. The National Alliance on Mental Illness Douglas County wants to help.

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Minor nutrition changes can bring major long-term benefits to your health and wellbeing. Here are six healthy dietary tips to consider.

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The Northwest Mothers Milk Bank, the Umpqua Valley Breastfeeding Coalition, and the Douglas County Perinatal Task Force are coming together to host the Great Northwest Milk Drive, during the annual Welcome, Baby! Community Baby Shower.

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Phoenix Charter School eighth-grader Ryan Lockhart knows many people struggle with their health, whether it’s battling a sweet tooth, not exercising enough or some other challenge. For that reason, he said it’s “pretty cool” to be a student at the first Blue Zones Project Approved high schoo…

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COQUILLE — Oakland High School graduate Sierra (Miller) Stone was getting ready to have her second child and it didn’t seem out of the ordinary. But as she got closer to the due date, things started getting crazy and it all ended with a very unusual delivery.

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For the 15th year, Adapt Prevention & Education, in collaboration with the National Council on Problem Gambling, is dedicating March to helping people to “have the conversation” about problem gambling.

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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…