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December 3, 2015 05:34 PM
Mayor Kitty Piercy sent out a statement on her health today. According to the news release, the mayor found a small, non-invasive cancer through a routine breast self-examination. 
Following the discovery of a lump in her breast and a subsequent mammogram and biopsy, Mayor Piercy’s doctor has diagnosed ductal carcinoma in situ. Her understanding is that this is a very common cancer that is small, non-invasive and low grade. Next week, Mayor Piercy will meet with a surgeon and make arrangements for surgery soon.
Mayor Piercy said, “I am grateful that this was discovered through routine breast self-examination. It is a reminder to us all to do those examinations regularly. Throughout this process I have been impressed with the kind, efficient and very professional care I have received. I expect to need a little time to recover from surgery, but other than that to continue with my usual full schedule.”
December 2, 2015 11:13 AM

This just in from the Roseburg VA:

The Roseburg VA Medical Center will soon open its new Health Care Center at 3355 Chad Drive in Eugene on Monday, Jan. 25.  VA staff, city leaders and veterans’ groups will mark the occasion with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 am.  Tours of the new clinic will be provided prior to the ceremony during the month of January. The public is welcome and all veterans are encouraged to come see the facility.

The new Health Care Center will replace the Eugene Community Based Outpatient Clinic on River Road and River Avenue.  The new 120 thousand-square-foot facility will provide primary care, mental health, women’s health, audiology, physical, speech and occupational therapy as well as an onsite dispensing pharmacy. In addition to expanding the existing services offered in Eugene, new services planned for this clinic include:

• Ambulatory Surgery   

• Laboratory

• Imaging

• Speech Pathology

• Ophthalmology

• Prosthetics      

• Cardiopulmonary

• Orthopedics

• Gastroenterology                           

• Dental

• Podiatry

• Urology

Following the ceremony the Eugene Health Care Center will begin seeing Veterans starting at 1 pm. To schedule a tour or for general questions please email shawn.clark3@va.gov.


December 2, 2015 01:14 PM

One way to track the Paris Climate Talks is througj the website for the Union of Concerned Scientists.

December 1, 2015 05:40 PM

Oscar-winning filmmaker Charles Ferguson has a new film out that's now posted on Huffington Post. But it will be taken down soon.