Latest Oregon Healthy Living Articles

Brain Before Brawn

Brain Before Brawn

Many people have the misconception that knowing self defense requires extensive martial arts training. And it's true that karate or some form of martial arts moves are often taught, but anyone can...
Take a Walk  on the Wild (Foods) Side

Take a Walk on the Wild (Foods) Side

Gathering edible and medicinal plants from local woods can be fun and exciting. They're often nutrient-dense and void of harmful chemicals and genetic tinkering. They're also beautiful and delicious,...
Local Events Calendar

Local Events Calendar

GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR WATER
Relearning the ABCs of CPR

Relearning the ABCs of CPR

Reflecting one of the biggest changes in emergency cardiac care in the past four decades, there is movement away from more traditional methods for CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation).
By the Pricking of My Thumbs, Something Organic This Way Comes?

By the Pricking of My Thumbs, Something Organic This Way Comes?

One of the trickiest things about Halloween is choosing the right treats for the little monsters, petite pop stars and adorable angels who show up at your door.
ER vs. Urgent Care

ER vs. Urgent Care

No one relishes the thought of a trip to the emergency room, but it is at times unavoidable. However, the rise in alternative treatment options means that those times can be less frequent.
Zombies and Earthquakes  and Fires, Oh My!

Zombies and Earthquakes and Fires, Oh My!

According to many news reports, we are ever at risk from disasters of one kind or another that could interrupt life as we know it. From power outages to zombie invasions, how well prepared are you...
Seeing Stars  on the  Athletic Field

Seeing Stars on the Athletic Field

Cartoons often portray getting bonked on the head as amusing, with circling stars and a chirpy little tune, but a head injury is no laughing matter.
What's your cup of tea?

What's your cup of tea?

Are you feeling jittery, sleepless or bloated? Are you catching a cold and having trouble breathing? Does your immune system need a boost? If your symptoms are mild, tea might be just the beverage to...
You CAN Do It!

You CAN Do It!

Canning sounds like such a lovely, retro idea — a throwback to when grandma could produce a homemade tomato sauce in mid-February with produce she had pulled from the vine six months earlier.
Oh, Those Pearly Whites

Oh, Those Pearly Whites

Tooth loss can occur for a variety of reasons, including age, gum disease, a history of inadequate dental hygiene, poor nutrition, smoking and a variety of health conditions like diabetes and high...
September Events Calendar

September Events Calendar

Find out what's going on in your community this month!
Chiropractor

Chiropractor

The goal of Scott Thorsen's chiropractic practice is to be as proactive with patients as possible.
Bakery

Bakery

A perennial winner as favorite bakery, Great Harvest Bread Company opened 16 years ago this November and is still going strong. Three years ago, the bakery moved a block away from their original...
Acupuncture

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is known to shift your energy in very subtle but profound ways, according to Jeanne Normand White. White has been practicing acupuncture since 2000 and came to Ashland in 2006.
Custom bicycles serve a variety of purposes

Custom bicycles serve a variety of purposes

Though it may not catch on anytime soon here in the Rogue Valley, Portland boasts a unique pedal-powered "party bike" that accommodates 16 people. This takes tandems to a whole new level.
What You Need to Know about Prostate Cancer

What You Need to Know about Prostate Cancer

With a 98.9 percent five-year survival rate, prostate cancer is one of the most curable forms of the disease, according to the National Cancer Institute.
Personal Trainer

Personal Trainer

Amanda Valle finds exercise science fascinating. As the fitness coordinator as well as a NASM-certified personal trainer for Club Northwest in Grants Pass, Valle says she loves her work because there...
Supplements/Herbs

Supplements/Herbs

Rob Pell wants to inspire a "wellness uprising." Pell and his wife, Kate, have owned Sunshine Natural Foods since 1995.
Martial Arts Studio

Martial Arts Studio

Shantell Dawson was 8 years old when she joined Chip Wright's Champion Karate. Now the head instructor and manager of the martial arts studio, Dawson says generations of Rogue Valley families have...