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Area institutions partner to open new, state-of-the-art anatomy lab

Several institutions across the region have partnered to create a state-of-the-art anatomy lab for students studying in the health care field.

Anatomy lab to open to local students

Hollywood heavyweight comes to Roanoke to support Planned Parenthood

A famous face made her way to Roanoke to speak at Planned Parenthood's Spring Luncheon.

Virginia Tech professor to deliver new prosthetic leg

WDBJ 7 is bringing viewers continuing coverage of a story we brought you a few weeks ago about a man in the Dominican Republic. Jose Maria Valdez Encarnacion, 38, has been using velcro and a…

VT professor to deliver new leg

Early Years: Children as young as two can struggle with gender identity

With gender identity struggles making their way into the headlines now, some parents might wonder what's "normal" when it comes to their own child's behavior.

Early Years Gender identity struggles can start young

Girl Scouts in Rockbridge County promote physical fitness with ambitious goal

Girl Scouts in Rockbridge County want to get people moving.

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Recognizing a Stroke

When someone is having a stroke, knowing what's happening and quickly getting help are both very important.

How eating lunch Thursday could help your heart

Most of the women who attend the Go Red For Women lunch  will make one lifestyle change that will help their heart.

Critics: Proposed Virginia coal ash settlement falls far short

The deadline is nearing for the public to comment on Virginia's proposed settlement with Duke Energy on a 2014 coal ash spill.

Price of Coal Ash Cleanup

Mental Health America walk happening tonight in Wasena Park

The organization provides programs and services in the Roanoke Valley for those with a mental illness

Walk supports people with mental illness

FTC: Tennessee family raised $187M for cancer, spent it on themselves

Federal investigators say that a Tennessee man and his family used much of the $187 million they raised for cancer patients to buy cars, luxury cruises, pay for college tuition and employ family…

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Alcohol, drug use fall among Roanoke Valley teens

The Roanoke Valley is becoming a safer place for teens, according to The Roanoke Valley Prevention Council.

Roanoke teen behavior

Lexington woman has personal ties to the Body Farm

A few months ago, WDBJ 7 took viewers inside a place that is not open to the public. The University of Tennessee's Forensic Anthropology Center, also known as the Body Farm, plays a crucial role…

Lexington woman talks about her mother's body donation

Report: Augusta County-area agency ignored calls to abuse hotline

 A published report says an Augusta County-area Child Protective Services office ignored dozens of calls to a child abuse hotline.

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Report: Virginia fatal teen overdoses could have been prevented

A preliminary state report says all of the fatal teenage overdoses in Virginia during a four-year period could have been prevented.

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Roanoke County woman had surgery to cut cancer risk

What would you do if you knew you had a gene mutation that put you at a high risk of developing cancer?   One Roanoke County woman had that information- and decided to do something about it.

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Rev Your Bev Day in Danville promotes healthy habits

Get Fit Dan River Region has teamed up with the Danville Fire Department this year to help pass out water all day.

Rev Your Bev

Patient at UVA Medical Center tests negative for Ebola

Doctors at University of Virginia Medical Center say a patient being monitored there tested negative for Ebola on Monday.

Ebola

Pharmacists: First line of defense in battling prescription painkiller abuse

Last week in Pulaski County, a woman pled guilty for altering a paper prescription – trying to get more pills than her doctor prescribed. It happens more often than one might think.

March of Dimes fundraiser hoping for big crowd Saturday morning

The March for Babies hopes to raise $150,000

March of Dimes fundraiser happening Saturday morning
Anatomy lab to open to local students

Area institutions partner to open new,...

Hollywood heavyweight comes to Roanoke to...

VT professor to deliver new leg

Virginia Tech professor to deliver new...

Early Years Gender identity struggles can start young

Early Years: Children as young as two can...

1Million 2Gether Logo

Girl Scouts in Rockbridge County promote...

Recognizing a Stroke

How eating lunch Thursday could help your heart

Price of Coal Ash Cleanup

Critics: Proposed Virginia coal ash settlement...

Walk supports people with mental illness

Mental Health America walk happening tonight in...

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FTC: Tennessee family raised $187M for cancer,...

Roanoke teen behavior

Alcohol, drug use fall among Roanoke Valley teens

Lexington woman talks about her mother's body donation

Lexington woman has personal ties to the Body Farm

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Report: Augusta County-area agency ignored...

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Report: Virginia fatal teen overdoses could...

Klair

Roanoke County woman had surgery to cut cancer...

Medical professionals remind people to stay hydrated as weather warms up

Medical professionals remind folks to hydrate...

Rev Your Bev

Rev Your Bev Day in Danville promotes healthy...

Ebola

Patient at UVA Medical Center tests negative...

Pharmacists: First line of defense in battling...

March of Dimes fundraiser happening Saturday morning

March of Dimes fundraiser hoping for big crowd...

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Local farmers have few concerns about potential egg shortage

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