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Canisters Could Ignite
6:54 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Watch Out For Military Markers On The Coast

Look out for military marine markers on the Oregon Coast. That is the warning from Oregon State Police. The markers are silver canisters about 18 inches long and 3 inches wide.

Last week, three of them were found along the Oregon coast.

State Hazardous Device Technicians say it is not unusual to respond to one a month, but three in a week is very unusual.

The devices are dropped by military aircraft to mark the location of something floating in the ocean. The trouble is, they contain white phosphorous, which burns in contact with air.

Jefferson Exchange | September 23, 2013
3:40 pm
Sat September 21, 2013

Enter The Future: Genetic Testing/Counseling

Chromosomes segregate in the process of mitosis.
Credit Journal of Cellular Biology

Genetic testing/counseling described by OHSU and Asante workers.

While we argue about insurance and payments, medical science continues to advance into the future.

Genetic testing is now available to patients in the Rogue Valley, through a partnership between Oregon Health & Science University and Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center

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Jefferson Exchange | September 20, 2013
12:17 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Coping With Parkinson's Disease

Credit Parkinson's Resources of Oregon

An exploration of Parkinson's Resources of Oregon.

The recent release of a memoir by singer Linda Ronstadt sheds additional light on Parkinson's disease.

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Jefferson Exchange | September 17, 2013
1:55 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Meet The Authors: "How To Age In Place"

Credit Garry Knight

The authors talk about "How to Age in Place".

Call it a senior center or an "old folks' home," few people want to go there to live out the remaining days of their lives, no matter how comfortable.

Many seniors would prefer to stay in their own homes, a process called aging in place.

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