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