Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the military to prepare and train a 30-member medical support team that could provide short-term help to civilian health professionals if there are more Ebola cases in the United States.
Comparisons between the two deadly diseases surfaced in the last few months as the Ebola outbreak escalated. Both emerged from Africa and erupted into an international health crisis. And both have been a shocking reminder that mankind's battle against infectious diseases can take a sudden, terrible turn for the worse.
The largest U.S. gay-rights organization Saturday endorsed efforts to promote the use of a once-a-day pill to prevent HIV infection and called on insurers to provide more generous coverage of the drug.
Top government health officials said Sunday that they are opposed to placing a ban on travelers from Ebola-infected countries, warning that shutting down borders could impede efforts by aid workers to stop the spread of the deadly virus.
Ebola has arrived in the United States and people are scared. The nation's top infectious diseases expert said it's perfectly normal to feel anxious about a disease that kills so fast and is ravaging parts of West Africa.
A virus that has been causing severe respiratory illness across the country is responsible for the death of a 4-year-old boy, a state medical examiner determined.
The Oregon Marijuana Education Tour made a stop at Umpqua Community College Thursday. The event was hosted by the non-profit group ADAPT.
Mercy Medical Center has launched a Medicare Insurance Helpline to help navigate insurance options.
Umpqua Community Veg Education Group is hosting three free events the week of October 20th, followed by another on November 15th, in celebration of Food Day, which takes place October 24th.
Carol Bogedain retires from the Roseburg VA Hospital earlier than expected.
The maker of the world's top-selling erectile dysfunction drug on Tuesday will begin airing the first Viagra TV commercial that targets the less-obvious sufferers of the sexual condition: women.
Teen girls who have sex should use IUDs or hormonal implants — long-acting birth control methods that are effective, safe and easy to use, the nation's most influential pediatricians' group recommends.
This summer, the department cut developmental disabilities and mental health services, and Thursday they reduced the number of days the immunization clinic is open.
Record rainfall on Wednesday caused significant damage to the VA Roseburg Healthcare System Emergency Department. As of Thursday morning the emergency department at the hospital is back to normal. Work on the upper level is expected to be finished in May.
Thousands of people across the country walked to end Alzheimer's disease over the weekend, including many in the Roseburg area where more than $34,000 was raised for the cause.