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2012 Rogue River1I grew up in southern California, and my parents were big-time campers. I still have the canvas Army surplus tent my father used to put up for family outings. You know, the kind you can stand up in — actually, all of us could.

But I had never done the kind of distance backpacking I did with five other women recently, trekking 1,000 feet above the Rogue River. I like to walk. I love to hike. But more than 10 miles a day?


At Risk DriversYou may remember the excitement you felt the day you received your driver's license and were handed your first set of car keys, realizing the amount of independence you'd been given as a new driver. Driving is an enjoyable and necessary activity for people of all ages.

But when someone you love and care for reaches a point in their life when it's apparent that they should no longer be driving, we know that losing that privilege can be deflating and frustrating.


130820DrBuckCarnagieHall124Seeing a performance at Carnegie Hall is one thing, singing there is quite another.

As if in a dream, Dr. Richard Buck stood on Carnegie Hall’s stage, sensed its awe-inspiring history all around him, experienced the eyes of the audience upon him, and recently performed Bruckner’s Mass No. 2 in E minor alongside fellow members of the Eugene Concert Choir.

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This week, we welcome to our family of primary care physicians Dr. Jessica Lohff-Phillips. The following questions and answers provide a snapshot of who she is, why she chose the medical field, and how she came to practice at Oak Street Medical.


071513EPA-sunscreenWho doesn’t want to be out soaking up all of that great sunshine when summer arrives? We encourage you to get out, be active and enjoy the sun when it makes an appearance in Oregon. But we also encourage you to take care of yourself and learn something new during UV Safety Month.

Protecting your skin from the sun’s ultraviolet rays (UV) pays off, as it’s the best way to prevent skin cancer, the most common type of cancer in the United States. In addition to skin cancer, UV damage may also cause blotchy skin and wrinkles, as well as eye damage.