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Young surgeons face special concerns

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A study has found that young, less-experienced surgeons made major surgical mistakes almost half the time during a “simulated” gall bladder removal when they were distracted by noises, questions, conversation or other commotion in the operating room.

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Clinical trials show daily multivitamin reduces cancer risk

CORVALLIS, Ore. – One of the largest, longest, placebo-controlled clinical trials ever done on the use of a daily multivitamin/mineral to prevent cancer in men has shown a remarkable 8 percent drop in overall cancers during a 13-year study period – findings that may have repercussions on health care around the world.

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2013 Annual Tulip Fest

Our favorite time of year is when the tulips bloom! There is nothing like the colors of our tulip fields in the spring

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No more empty nest

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The “empty nest” of past generations, in which the kids are grown up and middle-aged adults have more time to themselves, has been replaced in the United States by a nest that’s full – kids who can’t leave, can’t find a job and aging parents who need more help than ever before.

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GeoTour expands trails, hikes

The Eugene, Cascades & Coast GeoTour is about to double in size, doubling the number of little-known trails, scenic hikes and hidden gems for beginning and experienced geocachers to discover.

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2013 Classic Wines Auction

Join us for a one-of-a-kind meal, along with the rare opportunity to dine with winemakers while supporting four local children and family charities

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Lakewood Theatre Company presents: White Christmas

Lakewood Theatre Company continues its 59th season with an all-new production of the holiday favorite, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

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The Haunted Maize

The original haunted cornfield maze in the region. The spooky Haunted MAiZE is a frightening trail through a four-acre cornfield haunted path.

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Sunday Brunch at Orchard Heights Winery

Join us every Sunday for our award-winning brunch featuring: Omelet and pasta bar, Eggs Benedict, build-your-own waffles with great toppings

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Salem Concert Band: The Hills are Alive

John Skelton will conduct the Salem Concert Band in a fundraiser concert “The Hills are Alive” which will feature selections from Broadway musicals and the movies. Chris Fletcher, well known from the stage of Pentacle Theatre

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Eugene named one of best places to retire

U.S. News recently named Eugene, Oregon as one of the best places to retire in the U.S.

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The Boomers to perform classic rock show

Keizer classic rock band The Boomers will perform at the annual fund raiser for The American Cancer Society, Spring Fling Saturday, May 12 at The Half Penny Bar and Grill. The show will run from 8 p.m. to midnight.

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