Jefferson Exchange | June 23, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Mon June 23, 2014

California Whooping Cough Cases Reach Epidemic

Vaccines had almost eliminated whooping cough as a health issue.
Credit Public Domain

Dr. Kathleen Harriman describes whooping cough and its prevention.

By early June, California already had more cases of pertussis (whooping cough) than in all of last year.

Translation: there's a whooping cough epidemic in California. 

Pertussis is another disease for which there is a vaccination, but the disease has come back from the brink of disappearing. 

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Jefferson Exchange | May 28, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Healing, And Winning Awards For It

Credit U.S. Navy/Public Domain

Dr. Yvonne Fried and Bill Feagin explain why Ashland's hospital wins awards for wound care.

There are so many ways to damage a human body. 

And a whole lot of ways to fix bodies, too. 

Asante Ashland Community Hospital just won an award for the success of its Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine. 

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Jefferson Exchange | March 25, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Diabetes Alert Day

Credit American Diabetes Association

Dr. Andrew Ahmann explains the risk factors for diabetes, and the easy test to help people assess.

March 25 is Diabetes Alert Day across the country. 

For more than a quarter of a century, Americans have used this day to get tested to see if they are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes.

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Jefferson Exchange | March 25, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Your Body Book

Credit Doranne Long

Doranne Long answers listener questions about aches and pains... and solutions.

When the warning light goes on in your car, you reach for the owner's manual, don't you?

It sure would be great if we had that kind of manual for the human body.  Mission accomplished... 

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Jefferson Exchange | March 19, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Wed March 19, 2014

Getting Healthy Together: Community Health Improvement Plans

Credit NIH

Vanessa Becker and Deborah Ameen describe the CHIP (Community Health Improvement Program) process.

We are often urged as individuals to work to improve our health. 

But can we all get better together, as a community?  The recent news that childhood obesity has dropped sharply confirms the long-held belief that community health campaigns work. 

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Follows Executive Order To Protect Health
6:56 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Smoking Ban In Oregon Parks Considered

Credit Oregon Public Broadcasting

A rule to ban smoking out in the open air on hiking trails, picnic areas, and common areas of campgrounds is under consideration by the Oregon Parks Department.

Department official Chris Havel said Wednesday the agency is following through on an executive order from the governor to reduce the public's exposure to secondhand smoke.

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Fundraising Beginning For Satellite
6:42 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Rural Medicine Center Planned For Klamath Falls

OHSU Main Campus in Portland. The Klamath Falls facility will be much smaller.
Credit U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Oregon Health & Science University is planning to create a satellite campus in Klamath Falls, Oregon to focus on rural medicine.

OHSU's provost and vice president announced Wednesday that the campus would become a hub. A dean is expected to be hired by July so that campus planning can begin.

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Jefferson Exchange | November 1, 2013
12:18 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Restoring Intimacy And Sex After The Baby Arrives

Joy Hosey & Glennie Feinsmith & Kimberly Ford talk about couples returning to sex after childbirth.

Maybe the birth rate is way off from what it was in the baby boom years, but there's still a lot of attention and industry focused on keeping mothers and babies healthy.

And an event coming to Ashland this weekend focused on the same subject. 

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Jefferson Exchange | October 8, 2013
11:02 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Settling Into New Reality At (Asante) Ashland Community Hospital

Ashland Community Hospital, before the Asante name was added
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Sheila Clough talks about the challenges facing Asante Ashland Community Hospital.

It's been quite a year for what was called Ashland Community Hospital. 

The small hospital needed to find a merger partner, had one, then watched as the merger fell through. 

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Jefferson Exchange | October 8, 2013
11:00 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Making Yourself "Disease Proof"

Credit Penguin Books

Dr. David L. Katz explains the approach to making yourself "Disease Proof."

Don't smoke, eat well, stay active, and maintain a healthy weight. 

Four simple actions can greatly reduce your risk of chronic disease. 

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