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Bend girl, 12, represents Oregon at national summit

This time of year, most 12-year-olds are focused on getting their new school clothes and supplies together before going back to school. Not Joyce Lopez of Bend. She's already doing her homework and thinking about how she can make High Desert Middle School in Bend a healthier place.

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Stress at work is as bad as secondhand smoke

Workplace stress isn't just annoying -- it's as bad for your health as secondhand smoke, according to a new study by researchers at Harvard Business School and Stanford University.

"When you think about how much time individuals typically spend at wo...

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Double mastectomies for men on the rise

An increasing number of women in the last decade have been deciding to have both their breasts removed after being diagnosed with cancer in a single breast. It now seems that more men are also opting to have this type of double mastectomy, according ...

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Crash into La Pine fire hydrant brings boil-water advisory

An unreported car crash Thursday hit a fire hydrant near the city of La Pine's water source, breaking the main and causing a leak that prompted an advisory for residents to conserve water and boil it before drinking. Officials said it's likely to last at least a couple days.

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Rabid bat bites man in Creswell

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Health officials say a bat that bit a man this week in Creswell has tested positive for rabies.

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More ADHD cases diagnosed at younger ages

One-third of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the United States have been found to be diagnosed before 6 years old, according to a new report.

While there's concern about possible misdiagnosis at a such a young age, re...

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'Living Well with Chronic Conditions' workshops set

Do you or someone you know, live with a long term health condition that affects daily life? Workshops to achieve a healthier way of living for people living with ongoing health conditions begin as early Sept. 22.

Veterans Administration may have hid long wait times

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307,000 vets may have died awaiting VA care, report says

Hundreds of thousands of veterans listed in the Department of Veterans Affairs enrollment system died before their applications for care were processed, according to a report issued Wednesday.

The VA's inspector general found that out of about 800,000...

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