Health and Wellness

County: Masking recommended

Lane County Public Health announced that due to sustained community transmission and a strained medical system, all community members in Lane County should mask up in indoor spaces. This recommendation follows Oregon Health Authority and Centers for Disease Control guidelines and is especially timely as thousands of visitors are in[Read More…]

Local Blood Drives

Bloodworks Northwest pop-up blood drives Monday, July 25 – Cottage Grove Elks Lodge, 755 North River Road, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 26 – Cottage Grove Elks Lodge, 755 North River Road, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Aug. 4 Hilton Garden Inn Willamette Room, 3528 Gateway St., Springfield,[Read More…]

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: Area health care providers anticipate influx

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…]



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