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Grant helps Bend police add 32 defibrilators to patrol cars

Automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, are now part of the emergency response equipment carried in Bend Police vehicles, thanks to a grant from the Helen Lorenz Foundation awarded to the department in July.

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How a 3-D-printed heart changed a girl's life

Mia Gonzalez spent the first 3½ years of her life missing out. She had to skip day care and dance classes because she constantly had colds and pneumonia. When Mia could go out and play, she was easily winded and took multiple asthma medications to tr...

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St. Charles Hospice recruiting more volunteers

As a St. Charles Hospice volunteer, Rob Higley and his dog, Captain Patches, visit with hospice patients once or twice a week. It could be at an assisted living facility, a foster home, or private  residence. Higley might sit with a patient to hear stories, life lessons or final wishes.

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Lack of sugar kept ancient Pompeiians' teeth healthy

The ancient Romans may not have had access to modern dentistry, but they did boast strong, healthy teeth thanks to the absence of one key ingredient from their diet: sugar.


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Cheerios recalls 1.8 million gluten-free boxes that may contain wheat

General Mills is recalling 1.8 million boxes of Cheerios labeled "gluten free" that may contain wheat.

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3 share Nobel for medicine for parasite work

The Nobel Prize for medicine has been jointly awarded this year to three scientists for their work on parasitic diseases.

Half of the award goes to Ireland's William Campbell and Japan's Satoshi Omura, who discovered a new drug to treat infections ca...

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California governor signs 'right to die' bill

As California Gov. Jerry Brown pointed out Monday, ABX2 15 is not just any other piece of legislation: By definition, it's a matter of life and death.

"The crux of the matter is whether the state of California should continue to make it a crime for a ...

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Central Oregon team helps kids deal with trauma

Thursday’s shooting left many wondering how their children will deal with the sort of trauma that comes with tragedies like this. We interviewed the coordinator of the Tri-County School Response Team, Nita Carnagey, to see how they ensure the mental safety of the kids in Bend-La Pine Schools.

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