Those who are eligible are encouraged to donate regularly as regular donors help ensure that a supply of blood is available when patients need it.
“When something like this happens it's a wound; like any physical wound, resting and rehabilitating is very important.”
A few days earlier, Victoria Sencerbox would have been wiped out by a walk down the hospital corridor. But two days after heart surgery, "I couldn't be happier. I really couldn't be happier," she said.
Officials say it is rare for a rural cancer center to receive this recognition.
The American Nurses Association predicts there will be a shortage of about a million nurses by 2020, so Bay Area Hospital is taking steps now to become an optimal work environment.
It's from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mercy Community Education parking lot.
"My cholesterol has gone down,” says participant Clyde Snyder, “I've gotten off four of my five blood pressure medications."
There will be fun activities, such as an obstacle course, ladder ball and disc golf.
The funds raised during this campaign will update and improve facilities.
Give flu vaccine another chance: This year's version got a recipe change that should make it more effective after last winter's misery from a nasty surprise strain of virus.
Her vision is to have an adult foster care center that will allow spouses to live with the residents, which she says has never been done before.
A government task force says a daily low-dose aspirin could help certain people in their 50s and 60s prevent a first heart attack or stroke - and they might get some protection against colon cancer at the same time.
The sport has picked up locally as the Douglas County YMCA hosted the first ever pickle ball tournament in Roseburg.
Out of all the blood types, type O negative is valuable because it's a universal donor, "but here in the Pacific Northwest we also have the largest number of ‘A’ and ‘B’ than anywhere else on the planet, so for us, we actually need all types of blood."
A tiny, wireless pacemaker could offer some heart patients a surgery-free alternative to the traditional devices, a new study says. Some doctors, however, say there are lingering safety questions and warned patients not to rush to get the new technology.
Amgen Inc. has won federal approval for the second medicine in a new class of pricey biotech drugs that reduce artery-clogging cholesterol more than older statin drugs that have been used for decades.
How many kids are vaccinated at your child's school? Federal health officials think you should be able to easily find out.
Even though Linda Ellerbee has addressed many tough topics with young audiences before, it took a decade before Nickelodeon approved her idea of a "Nick News" episode where children with terminal illnesses talk about their lives.
One Mercy Medical Center department in Roseburg is getting some national recognition, receiving the ‘Gold Standard National Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence’ (or ACE).
The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the first prescription drug designed to boost sexual desire in women, a milestone long sought by a pharmaceutical industry eager to replicate the blockbuster success of impotence drugs for men.
Barely 2 years old, Talia Pisano is getting tough treatment for kidney cancer that spread to her brain. She's also getting a chance at having babies of her own someday.
Architrave Health, LLC’s Board of Directors has appointed Mitchell Hall as its new CEO to replace interim CEO Gary McCormack.
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.