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OHSU Massive Donor Revealed

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Columbia Sportswear founder revealed her soft side. Gert Boyle confirmed she was the anonymous donor who gave $100 million to the Oregon Health and Science University for cancer research. Boyle says she slipped the OHSU leader a note in June about the donation. “Then he called Phil, and I talked to … Continue reading »

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FBI Investigates Cover Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore. — The FBI is investigating how the Cover Oregon web site was built and paid for. In 2011, then state Representative Patrick Sheehan sent an email to the governor accusing Cover Oregon officials of lying and wasting tens of millions of dollars in payments, to developer Oracle. Rep. Sheehan said an FBI agent … Continue reading »

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Eugene Urgent Care to Open New Location

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene Urgent Care hopes to have a new location up and running in July. It’ll be located at the intersection of 27th Street and South Willamette Street. Eugene Urgent Care currently has locations on Coburg Road, near the University of Oregon campus and in the Thurston area of Springfield. Doctors say they’re … Continue reading »

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"Gabby" 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist

Leap. Flip. Twist. Balance.

Gymnastics are great for anyone and everyone, but are especially beneficial for children with disabilities such as ADD/ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome and Autism. Gymnastics instructors tend to work with their students individually, so they can easily tailor the lessons to suit different disabilities while helping each child build confidence and social skills. At an early age, gymnastics can even open pathways in the brain and help with a child’s reading ability!

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Let’s get on that Horse and Ride Like The Wind

What happens when you take sports and add an animal to the mix? I’ll tell you what you get…. You get Equestrianism! A fun and interesting group of sports that help you grow mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.

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Some doctors don't accept Medicare patients. Photo courtesy of Medicare.org.

Changes being made to Medicare Annual Election Period for 2012

The Medicare program has instituted an important change to the Annual Election Period for 2012 and many beneficiaries aren’t aware of it. The Annual Election Period (AEP) is the time that Medicare allows members to make changes to their health plan choices for the next year.

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High tech medical scans clear way for better local diagnoses

Combining two state-of-the-art imaging technologies, medical practitioners are often able to detect the presence and progression of many life-threatening diseases sooner and more thoroughly.

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Dr. Bill Walter, ND

Supporting Natural Health Care in the New Oregon Health Plan

The town hall meeting to discuss the future of the Oregon Health Plan will be at Campbell Senior Center, 6-8pm, Wednesday, October 12. This will be an open forum to discuss all aspects of OHP, including the role of naturopathic physicians.

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Health Advisory Still in Effect for Cougar Lake

Thinking of getting out of town this next weekend?  Cougar lake is still currently at risk for toxic algae blooms. High levels of blue green…

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