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Clearbrook Elementary School raises $10,000 for American Heart Association

Students at a Roanoke County elementary school raised more than $10,000 for the American Heart Association through a jump rope event.

RIDE Solutions starts safety campaign in time for National Bike Month

RIDE Solutions, Carilion Clinic and several other organizations are partnering to help make the roads safer for bicyclists and drivers.

Tips for bicyclists to stay safe on the roads

Melanoma Monday: Cases are rising. How you can protect yourself.

It's not just about sunscreen when it comes to preventing skin cancer

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Virginia Attorney General: Abortion clinics can be exempted from new standards

Virginia Democratic Attorney General Mark Herring says new strict building standards should not be applied retroactively to existing abortion clinics, contradicting advice given by his…

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Family Service of Roanoke Valley observes Mental Health Awareness Month

It's Mental Health Awareness Month, and those at Family Service of Roanoke Valley want to get the issue on people's minds.

Mental Health Awareness Month prompts discussion

Radford's Students vs. Cancer helps local kids, families ease financial burden during cancer treatments

A new group in the New River Valley is helping ease the high costs that come with life-threatening illnesses.

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Carilion's new surgery protocol means faster healing for patients

Hospital stays after surgery cut by days, fewer complications after surgery and patients healing faster.

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Carilion now offering services for transgender people

WDBJ7 first reported last September that Carilion was working to bring healthcare to the transgender community.

William Byrd Middle School students support classmate with Cystic Fibrosis

Some students at William Byrd Middle School are supporting their classmate with Cystic Fibrosis at Saturday's Great Strides Walkathon.

Local middle school student discusses her Cystic Fibrosis

Carilion Clinic sees healthier financial performance

Carilion's operating margin improved to 3.7 percent in fiscal year 2014

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Virginia Prosthetics gives man with homemade wooden prosthesis new leg, new life

A man living in the Dominican Republic will be able to walk again because of Virginia Prosthetics in Roanoke.

Man in Dominican Republic gets new leg

After health scare, E.C. Glass' Harpster remains heart of Hilltoppers' baseball team

Matt Harpster loves the game of baseball. But almost a year ago on Memorial Day, while fielding ground balls during batting practice, Harpster wasn't his typical self at second base.

$4.7-million renovation underway at Bedford Memorial Hospital

Centra is giving its newly-acquired hospital in Bedford a major overhaul.

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Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital honors organ donors

Those at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital are honoring organ donors and recipients on Tuesday.

Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital honors organ donors

Tyson Foods hopes to rid US chicken of antibiotics by 2017

Tyson Foods says it wants to stop using human antibiotics in its U.S. chicken houses by September 2017 and that it will explore doing the same in its beef, pork and turkey operations.

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Bath Community Hospital sees change in leadership

WDBJ 7 has learned new details regarding the leadership at Bath Community Hospital. Six new members have been elected to the hospital's board, according to information posted to the hospital’s…

Hospital in Bath County gets new leadership

HOW DIRTY IS IT? WDBJ7 tests six commonly used surfaces for germs

Before we find out the results, just know that not all germs are created equal.

Spider bite keeps Roanoke woman in the hospital for more than 20 days

A Roanoke woman has been in the hospital for more than 20 days. Slater decided to sit outside for her lunch break last month when a spider landed on her arm. "It was a reaction,” she said. “I…

Woman hospitalized for spider bite

Multiple Sclerosis patients support each other in Roanoke

Lew Moore can remember precisely the first sign that something wasn't right.

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Clinical trials in cancer radiation treatment going on in Roanoke

Cancer patients in Southwest Virginia no longer have to travel far from home to take part in clinical trials.

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Clearbrook Elementary School raises $10,000 for...

Tips for bicyclists to stay safe on the roads

RIDE Solutions starts safety campaign in time...

cancer

Melanoma Monday: Cases are rising. How you can...

Mark Herring

Virginia Attorney General: Abortion clinics...

Mental Health Awareness Month prompts discussion

Family Service of Roanoke Valley observes...

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Radford's Students vs. Cancer helps local kids,...

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Carilion's new surgery protocol means faster...

Carilion now offering services for transgender...

Local middle school student discusses her Cystic Fibrosis

William Byrd Middle School students support...

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Carilion Clinic sees healthier financial...

Man in Dominican Republic gets new leg

Virginia Prosthetics gives man with homemade...

After health scare, E.C. Glass' Harpster...

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$4.7-million renovation underway at Bedford...

Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital honors organ donors

Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital honors organ...

Tyson chicken

Tyson Foods hopes to rid US chicken of...

Hospital in Bath County gets new leadership

Bath Community Hospital sees change in leadership

HOW DIRTY IS IT? WDBJ7 tests six commonly used...

Woman hospitalized for spider bite

Spider bite keeps Roanoke woman in the hospital...

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Multiple Sclerosis patients support each other...

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Clinical trials in cancer radiation treatment...

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