Health and Wellness

Monkeypox, Covid variant on the rise in Lane County

The Oregon Health Authority is fielding rising case counts on two fronts – monkeypox and COVID-19.  Last week, the OHA reported nearly 1,500 new Covid cases across the state. The Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 have come on so strong in Oregon it may seem like everyone you know has[Read More…]

Monkeypox cases found in county

Two cases of Monkeypox (hMPXV) have been identified in Lane County residents. By press time Tuesday an epidemiological link between this second case and the first has not been established, according to Lane County Public Health. Monkeypox is a rare but potentially serious viral illness that typically involves flu-like symptoms,[Read More…]

Bracing for impact

Residents turned out Friday night in the Eugene/Springfield area after the U.S. Supreme Count overturned national abortion rights, leaning the decisions up to the individual states. While Oregon abortion laws remain intact, health care providers anticipates its services will soon be strained by neighboring states whose residents may need to[Read More…]

Supervised exercise program receives $100k

Paul Esselstyn participates in the supervised exercise program at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center in Springfield. The program is a multi-step approach to help pulmonary, cardiac and vascular patients develop customized exercise routines. They complete their workouts in the Oregon Heart & Vascular Institute (OHVI) gym at RiverBend, where trained[Read More…]

Knowing symptoms key to surviving strokes

By ERIN TIERNEY, [email protected]  It’s the third-leading cause of death in Oregon. Yet, it doesn’t even hurt. What’s worse is that, oftentimes, you don’t even know it’s happening.Recognizing the symptoms of stroke and seeking immediate medical attention can mean the difference of recovering almost completely and suffering major impairments, or[Read More…]