Health and Senior living

Southern Oregon Aspire gets transit donation

Josephine County Transit Program Supervisor Scott Chancey joined the Board of JoCo Commissioners Oct. 5 to detail the donation of a surplus vehicle from his fleet.“With the transit program we have a process where, when one of the vehicles is beyond its useful life for us, we try to dispose[Read More…]

Wholesome Foods

Here’s a fun recipe that I learned recently from my friend Connie – watermelon salsa. This recipe gives a refreshing spin on salsa during the hot days of summer and you can make it festive by serving it in a watermelon rind bowl.Sunday I made the salsa with as many[Read More…]

Siskiyou Community to give free sports physicals

Grants Pass, OR – National Health Center Week 2022 will be celebrated in person and virtually this year from August 7 – August 13. This national campaign highlights the work community health centers have done while working on the front lines of COVID-19 to keep our communities healthy and safe.[Read More…]

New 988 hotline is the 911 for mental health emergencies

Lindsey Tanner – AP medical writer Quick help for suicidal thoughts and other mental health emergencies will soon be as easy as 9-8-8.The United States’ first nationwide three-digit mental health crisis hotline went live Saturday. It’s designed to be as easy to remember and use as 911, but instead of[Read More…]

Some medical debt is being removed from US credit

Tom Murphy – AP Health Writer Help is coming for many people with medical debt on their credit reports.Starting Friday, the three major U.S. credit reporting companies will stop counting paid medical debt on the reports that banks, potential landlords and others use to judge creditworthiness. The companies also will[Read More…]

Exposure to Smoke from Fires

By Pat Jenkins, MSN Illinois Valley Wellness Resources Fourth of July is here and that means the start of summer and the potential start of fire season in the Illinois Valley. The glorious rain we had in June was a blessing, but with the forecast of higher temperatures, it may[Read More…]

Senior Spotlight

Pat Jenkins Health info you can trust. Printed or online health information can give you more power or control— if it’s accurate. But, you can’t trust everything you read. Here are some clues to help you decide what is most accurate. *”Evidence Based” Look for a list of sources. Do[Read More…]