Obese mothers tend to have kids who become obese. Now provocative research suggests weight-loss surgery may help break that unhealthy cycle in an unexpected way — by affecting how their children's genes behave.
The prestigious Institute of Medicine is recommending that schools provide opportunities for at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day for students and that PE become a core subject.
In response to the new data, a public health official held an emergency STD summit at Lane County Public Health early Thursday morning.
Megan McCombs started having severe headaches. Then her vision got blurry. At the ER, brain scans confirmed the news: the 24-year-old University of Oregon student suffered a stroke.
More dogs than ever before are getting very sick from eating marijuana, and one local vet doesn't see the trend stopping anytime soon now that pot has been legalized.
The Obama administration says more doctors and hospitals are embracing technology as adoption of computerized medical records reaches a "tipping point" in America.
A Lake Oswego High School senior couldn’t get into prom last weekend because the venue didn’t have wheelchair access.
New research is challenging medical guidelines that say people with a heart-zapping device in their chests should avoid intense sports like basketball and soccer in favor of golf or bowling.
Until now, the only way to find out what people in the United States eat and how many calories they consume has been government data, which can lag behind the rapidly expanding and changing food marketplace. Researchers are trying to change that.
Federal health regulators say an experimental insomnia drug from Merck can help patients fall asleep, but it also carries worrisome side effects, including daytime drowsiness and suicidal thinking.
More than a decade ago, British parents refused to give measles shots to at least a million children because of a vaccine scare that raised the specter of autism. Now, health officials are scrambling to catch up and stop a growing epidemic of the contagious disease.
EUGENE, Ore. - New numbers by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show a sharp increase in suicides among middle-aged Americans in Oregon, and a mental health report from the state shows rates are highest in rural counties.
A Bandon midwife facing manslaughter charges is pleading guilty to another charge instead of going to trial.
"I thank the Lord every day for the gift I've been given," says Eugene resident, Navy vet and liver transplant recipient Rod Fosback.
Darlene Baker lost her 16-year-old daughter Jennifer Baker to suicide 15 years ago. "I was one of those who thought 'not my kid' because she was an only child," Baker said. "I was very active in her life and she was very active in school.