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Spending bill could affect your child's lunch

A massive, trillion dollar spending bill that the President signed into law a few days ago could affect your child's school lunch.

Changes could be on the way for school lunches

Residents, groups speak out about the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline project

Residents and local groups are speaking out about the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline project. The EQT Company is moving full force ahead with the natural gas line project, but it is looking…

Dozens attend informational session on proposed pipeline

Five things that can help you beat the holiday blues

Along with the holidays can come the holiday blues. Some of the reasons might have to do with your serotonin. 

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Many elementary schools seeing uptick in sick kids

Educators urge parents with sick kids to keep them at home

Many elementary schools seeing an uptick in sick students

Local schools, organizations benefit from grants for preventing tobacco use

Several organizations in our area are benefiting from tobacco-use prevention grants.

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Liberty Christian Academy raises thousands for cancer care

Liberty Christian Academy's fifth annual Night of Hope Pink Out football game managed to raise thousands of dollars.

Night of Hope Pink Out

A local hero hits a major milestone

Cecil Boone donated platelets for the 500th time this afternoon

Cecil Boone smiles for the camera right before he donates

Dec. 15 deadline pushes Americans to enroll in health insurance through Affordable Care Act

Americans need to enroll in health insurance by midnight tonight if you want it to kick in on January 1, 2015.

Roanoke offers free help for ACA

Roanoke City makes simple move in hopes of improving medicaid access

Council also decides to add another trash compactor

Roanoke City Council vote

Botetourt County teen donates toys to children's hospital

She made national headlines last year when she organized a toy drive to donate thousands of toys to Cincinnati Children's Hosptial.

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Dealing with grief a difficult challenge during holiday season

Grieving is difficult when everyone around you is celebrating. That's one reason the holidays are hard on people who've lost a family member or a close friend. Thursday night, Family Service of…

Family Service of Roanoke Valley grief discussion

Potentially dangerous bacteria found at Salem VA Hospital

Legionella bacteria is linked to Legionnaires' Disease and pneumonia and one person is sick after being exposed to it.

New assisters hired to help people enroll in health insurance through the Affordable Care Act

If you want to have health insurance at the start of the New Year, you’ll need to sign up for it through the Affordable Care Act within the next week. Enrollment was anything but easy for…

New grant allows Virginia to hire new health insurance assisters

Virginia ranks at top of health preparedness index

Gov. Terry McAuliffe says Virginia ranks at the top of a national assessment of states' preparedness for health emergencies.

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Event Tuesday night in Lexington to help with Affordable Care Act enrollment

The event is being held at 6:30 p.m. at the Lexington Community Center (300 Diamond St. in Lexington). Limited appointments are available for enrollment assistance.

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Hokies' Facyson breaks leg, will miss bowl game and spring practice

Virginia Tech cornerback Brandon Facyson fractured his left tibia and fibula at practice Sunday, and will miss the Hokies’ bowl game.

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Fighting off the flu could be harder this year

Fighting off the flu might be a bit harder this season - even if you got this year's flu vaccine. The flu season just started, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, is…

Fighting the flu could be harder this year

Frank Beamer resting at home after throat surgery

The Hokies' head team physician, Dr. Gunnar Brolinson, says the procedure "went as planned, without complications, and he simply needs some rest before he returns to his normal routine."

Frank Beamer

Research at UVa Medical Center could change life for Type 1 diabetics

WDBJ7 headed to Charlottesville and UVa Medical Center to find out about cutting edge resesarch into Type 1 diabetes.  Scientists are working on a new device that could give Type 1 diabetics a…

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Roanoke Rescue Mission holds health fair

Dining room C at the Roanoke Rescue Mission was transformed into a free health fair.

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Changes could be on the way for school lunches

Spending bill could affect your child's lunch

Dozens attend informational session on proposed pipeline

Residents, groups speak out about the proposed...

blues

Five things that can help you beat the holiday...

Many elementary schools seeing an uptick in sick students

Many elementary schools seeing uptick in sick kids

WDBJ7.com

Local schools, organizations benefit from...

Night of Hope Pink Out

Liberty Christian Academy raises thousands for...

Cecil Boone smiles for the camera right before he donates

A local hero hits a major milestone

Roanoke offers free help for ACA

Dec. 15 deadline pushes Americans to enroll in...

Roanoke City Council vote

Roanoke City makes simple move in hopes of...

Savannah Day 121214

Botetourt County teen donates toys to...

Family Service of Roanoke Valley grief discussion

Dealing with grief a difficult challenge during...

Potentially dangerous bacteria found at Salem...

New grant allows Virginia to hire new health insurance assisters

New assisters hired to help people enroll in...

WDBJ7.com

Virginia ranks at top of health preparedness index

Hometown-Health

Event Tuesday night in Lexington to help with...

Brandon Facyson

Hokies' Facyson breaks leg, will miss bowl game...

Fighting the flu could be harder this year

Fighting off the flu could be harder this year

Frank Beamer

Frank Beamer resting at home after throat surgery

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Research at UVa Medical Center could change...

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Roanoke Rescue Mission holds health fair

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Changes could be on the way for school lunches

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