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Casual marijuana use may damage your brain

If you thought smoking a joint occasionally was OK, a new study released Tuesday suggests you might want to reconsider.

Sliding scale of patients after Cover Oregon

Patient counts surge, ebb in Cover Oregon's wake

Under the Affordable Care Act, millions of people who previously had no insurance now have access to health care, and that has meant a lot morea work for some clinics -- and for one, in Bend, a drop in patients and change in roles.

Rooting out a problem

New program takes bite out of kids' tooth decay

A Central Oregon dental nonprofit has launched a new school program to battle tooth decay among children.

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Obesity during pregnancy raises stillbirth risk

Pregnant women who are obese or overweight have an increased risk of delivering a stillborn baby, according to a new study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Fussy infants and toddlers watch more TV

Does your baby have difficulty calm him or herself? Falling and staying asleep? It can be stressful, especially for new parents. But once again, researchers are recommending that parents avoid plopping them down in front of the television.

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Salem doctor bills Medicare the most in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A Salem rheumatologist received more money from Medicare in 2012 than any other doctor in Oregon.

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Herbal remedy may improve arthritis symptoms

A traditional herbal remedy may treat rheumatoid arthritis as effectively as an FDA-approved drug treatment, according to a preliminary study published this week in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.

Man smokes e-cig

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Report: E-cigarettes appealing to kids

A dozen Democratic members of Congress released a report on Monday concluding that electronic cigarettes "aggressively (promote) their products by using techniques and venues that appeal to youth" and should be strictly regulated like the non-electronic versions.

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