The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a first-of-a-kind drug that lowers artery-clogging cholesterol more than older drugs that have been prescribed for decades.
ODFW says there are several health advisories and closures to look out for.
The YMCA Health and Fitness Expo takes place this Saturday, July 25 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The motorcycle run is a tribute to firefighter Jeff Common, who lost his life in a structure fire with Randy Carpenter and Chuck Hanner over 12 years ago.
New research suggests it may be possible to predict which preschoolers will struggle to read - and it has to do with how the brain deciphers speech when it's noisy.
The $1,000 pill for a liver-wasting viral infection that made headlines last year is no longer the favorite of patients and doctors.
For pregnant women, abnormal results from certain prenatal tests may signal that something is wrong — with the moms-to-be, not the fetus, a preliminary study suggests.
Right now crews are prepping the walls so they can paint the entire exterior of the building -- just one of many improvements happening at the YMCA.
The pushback against soaring cancer drug prices is gaining steam. A leading doctors group on Monday proposed a formula to help patients decide if a medicine is worth it — what it will cost them and how much good it is likely to do.
Federal health regulators said Monday a highly-anticipated, experimental drug from Amgen significantly lowers bad cholesterol. But officials have questions about who should take the drug and whether to approve it based on currently available data.
Women suffering from low libido got some hope this week when a panel of health experts said the government should approve an experimental pill intended to boost sexual desire. It is the first time a government panel has endorsed such a drug. The move surprised many experts, because the Food and Drug Administration has twice rejected the drug due to lackluster effectiveness and worrisome side effects.
The drug industry's decade-spanning search for a female equivalent to Viagra took a major step forward Thursday, as government experts recommended approval for a pill to boost sexual desire in women.
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At Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg they're using music to heal & officials say playing music in medical settings is beneficial.
"It's such a key first step I think in anything. If you're ill and you need treatment, the first step to treating the illness is knowing you have the illness," says HIV Alliance’s Paul Homan.
Dr. Sandesh Pandit is a physician at Umpqua Orthopedics in Roseburg and has ties to Nepal. After the earthquake hit, Dr. Pandit immediately connected with Mercy’s trauma coordinator.
Dr. Samir Ale left his home in Nepal four years ago. Now, as the death toll continues to rise, he's doing what he can to help.
Karly Vedan was 9 when she first noticed stretch marks popping on her legs.
It cries, breathes, and even has a heartbeat, but this is a new high-fidelity infant simulator, which is helping medical professionals at the hospital practice real-life emergencies.
Experts say Lyme disease is carried by deer ticks and transferred to people when an infected tick latches on to a human. They also say you can use preventative measures like tucking your shirt in and pulling your socks over your shoes.
Telehealth uses video conference technology that allows patients to access medical services at a closer location instead of having to drive hours to specialty clinics, usually located in bigger cities.
E-cigarette use among teens has skyrocketed over the past few years and a new Centers for Disease Control report is revealing an alarming trend.
The Community Cancer Center opened its doors to the public to celebrate what the installation and certification of what officials say is the most advanced radiotherapy treatment technology available in the industry.
Diagnosis Day is an event that gives high school students in Douglas County an opportunity to work alongside healthcare professionals at Mercy Medical Center.
Underlining a change across the nation, nearly 9 out of 10 adults now say they have health insurance, according to an extensive survey released Monday. As recently as 2013, slightly more than 8 out of 10 had coverage.
The steep cost of caring for the elderly continues to climb. The median bill for a private room in a nursing home is now $91,250 a year, according to an industry survey out Thursday.
Sharpening a medical debate about the costs and benefits of cancer screening, a new report estimates that the U.S. spends $4 billion a year on unnecessary medical costs due to mammograms that generate false alarms, and on treatment of certain breast tumors unlikely to cause problems.
As the April 15 tax deadline nears, people who got help paying for health insurance under President Barack Obama's law are seeing the direct effect on their refunds - hundreds of dollars, for better or worse.