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New treatment helping women with embarrassing condition

Many women suffer from this embarrassing condition.  It forces some women to stay at home and others fear going to public events.

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Easy fitness: No willpower required

Living a healthy, active lifestyle today is hard. It requires planning. Willpower. Perseverance. But in the future, fitness might not be so difficult.

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CDC: Most measles cases in nearly 20 years

More people have been infected with measles in the United States during the first four months of this year than have been infected in the first four months of the past 18 years, according to…

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Personal sensors: Monitoring your every move

How did you sleep last night? OK, that's an easy question. But do you know your blood sugar, oxygen and hydration levels? Are you coming down with a cold? Does your body need more protein?…

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No more pills: Just give it to me in a chip

Did you take your meds today? At the right time? All of them? Following your doctor's orders can be cumbersome, especially if you're supposed to take more than one pill a day. That's why…

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The end of chemo: Safer ways to fight cancer

When 14-year-old Nick Wilkins' leukemia resisted chemotherapy, radiation and a bone marrow transplant, his doctors turned to the real pros: Nick's own immune cells.

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Custom organs: Creating body parts from dust

The long metal table in the University of Michigan biomedical engineering lab is covered by a film of white dust. Scattered across the table are opaque-colored objects shaped like ears, noses,…

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No-scar surgery: Less pain, shorter recovery

"We probably won't be doing surgery anymore," says Dr. Bradley Needleman, director of the Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery at the Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center, when I ask…

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Brain training: A smarter, faster you

Whether you're a baseball player looking to improve your eyesight or a baby boomer hoping to prevent dementia, science wants you for a few brain training experiments.

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Twin County Hospital in Galax damaged by fire

The hospital is back up and running as normal.

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FDA proposes crackdown on e-cigarettes

The Food and Drug Administration is making another attempt at regulating electronic cigarettes and other tobacco products.

On Thursday, the agency proposed rules that call for strict regulation…

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Marijuana use linked to heart problems

Young people who use marijuana may be at risk for heart attacks and other serious cardiovascular problems, a new study suggests.

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New migraine treatments show promise

There are few treatments available for the millions of people who suffer from migraines. New early-stage research offers new hope.

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Roanoke man prepares for Grand Canyon challenge with the Fox Foundation

It's been 3-years since, doctors diagnosed David Chedester with Parkinson's Disease at the age of 27.  Since that time he's focused on educating others about the disease and raising money for a…

Death toll from Ebola outbreak goes up to 142

A total of 142 deaths have been reported from the Ebola outbreak in Guinea and Liberia, the World Health Organization said.

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Veterans languish, die on a VA's secret list

At least 40 U.S. veterans died waiting for appointments at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care system, many of whom were placed on a secret waiting list.

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Indian surgeons find 12 gold bars in man's stomach

When a team of Indian surgeons opened up the stomach of a patient complaining of abdominal pain, they had no idea they'd extract a fortune.

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'Pollen vortex' is real in the New River Valley

Winter is behind us but this region could still feel its' effects for several more weeks, with a phenomena called "the pollen vortex."

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11 myths fertility doctors hear

Many couples spend years trying not to get pregnant, so it's only understandable that they may have a few issues when it comes to trying to have a child.

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Saudi officials see spike in MERS coronavirus

Saudi health officials are stepping up efforts to fight the Middle East respiratory symptom coronavirus, or MERS-CoV, after a recent spike in cases.

Saudi Arabia confirmed more than 50 cases of…

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New treatment helping women with embarrassing...

Father and son walking

Easy fitness: No willpower required

Measles

CDC: Most measles cases in nearly 20 years

Monitoring your every move

Personal sensors: Monitoring your every move

MicroCHIPS

No more pills: Just give it to me in a chip

Cancer definition

The end of chemo: Safer ways to fight cancer

3-D plastic skull

Custom organs: Creating body parts from dust

Surgery doctors generic

No-scar surgery: Less pain, shorter recovery

brain

Brain training: A smarter, faster you

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Twin County Hospital in Galax damaged by fire

E-cigarette

FDA proposes crackdown on e-cigarettes

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Marijuana use linked to heart problems

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New migraine treatments show promise

Roanoke man prepares for Grand Canyon challenge...

Ebola

Death toll from Ebola outbreak goes up to 142

VA Medical Center

Veterans languish, die on a VA's secret list

Gold bars in stomach

Indian surgeons find 12 gold bars in man's stomach

Pollen is high in the area

'Pollen vortex' is real in the New River Valley

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11 myths fertility doctors hear

MERS CoV virus

Saudi officials see spike in MERS coronavirus

HEALTH VIDEO

FIT FRIDAY

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FIT FRIDAY: Motivating yourself to push through

How to power through the wall

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FIT FRIDAY: Got pain? You're probably not stretching right

Trainers say many people have it all wrong when it comes to stretching

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FIT FRIDAY: Trying to lose weight? Just write it down

Dieticians talk about the benefits of logging food and exercise

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FIT FRIDAY: No gym? No problem

Personal trainer gives quick and easy exercises you can do everyday

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FIT FRIDAY: Lifting weights can be good for your heart and not break your back

Personal trainers say people shouldn't rely on cardio alone to lose weight and get healthy

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FIT FRIDAY: Making healthy choices in the bread aisle

With so many options, which one is best for you?

FIT FRIDAY: Smartphone apps that will help you lose weight

FIT FRIDAY: Smartphone apps that will help you lose weight

They're out there. Free smartphone applications to help you drop some weight. 

FIT FRIDAY: One tool helps get deep stretches

FIT FRIDAY: One tool helps get deep stretches

It's become one of my best friends during training: the foam roller.

FIT FRIDAY: How to eat in moderation

FIT FRIDAY: How to eat in moderation

Moderation is a tricky word.

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