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A Winning Team

As of this fall, Crater High School athletes will benefit from a new partnership with Providence in Central Point.
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).
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.
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 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.
Staying focused

Staying focused

As people age, their eyesight usually gets weaker, prompting visits to local pharmacies for non-prescription reading glasses. Prescription bifocals or trifocals might be added to the picture later. This is all considered normal.
Sleep Tight, Southern Oregon

Sleep Tight, Southern Oregon

Opened on April 23, Providence Medford Medical Center's new sleep lab is just one component of a larger effort to help patients sleep — and feel — better.
(Don't) Let the Sparks Fly

(Don't) Let the Sparks Fly

Sparklers — those seemingly harmless little fireworks sticks that kids love — can burn from 1,800F to 3,000F, which is hot enough to cause third-degree burns and ignite clothing. Still want to hand one to your 3-year-old?
Vein Pain

Vein Pain

If you are bothered by varicose veins, you are one of many. "It is estimated that 80 million Americans have some sort of venous insufficiency problem, and that over 50 million of those have varicose veins," says Dr. Elliot Meyerding, surgeon with Meyerding Surgical Associates in Medford. "This condition is a subset of chronic venous insufficiency, which in simplistic terms means that the blood isn't flowing where it should."