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Five things to know about Measles as outbreak spreads

What you need to know about the measles. 

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Former NASA physician leads health discussion tonight in Roanoke

Some people may have already broken their New Year's Resolution to live healthier.
If you need a kick start, head out to an event happening tonight at the Jefferson Center.

Former NASA physician leads health talk Friday in Roanoke

100 students sick at Hampden-Sydney College

The stomach bug is hitting hard at Hampden Sydney College in Farmville.

95 measles cases linked to Disneyland

In Arizona, state health officials are keeping an eye on as many as 1,000 people. They include nearly 200 children who may have been exposed after a woman with measles visited an urgent care…

95 measles cases in 8 states linked to Disneyland

Life-threatening condition can develop from almost any infection

More than 1 million Americans are diagnosed each year with a life-threatening condition known as Sepsis.

Bedford free clinic seeks volunteer physicians to meet growing demand

Bedford's only free clinic needs more doctors.

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U.S. Surgeon General: Roanoke Valley making great strides in public health

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy met with nearly two dozen community officials Tuesday in Roanoke. Murthy was impressed with the community officials are doing to improve public health in Southwest…

Carilion Clinic introduces interactive media for patient care

It's the first of its kind for a hospital in our area. Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital has introduced interactive media for patient care, “GetWellNetwork.”

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Carilion Clinic sees decline in flu patients, lifts visitor restrictions

Carilion Clinic says it has seen a steady decline in its number of flu patients since Januray.

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Virginia state senator pushing for marijuana decriminalization

Sen. Adam Ebbin, an Alexandria Democrat, has introduced a bill that would eliminate jail time for possession of the drug and make it punishable by a maximum $100 civil penalty.

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UPDATE: Gov. McAuliffe released from hospital after being thrown from horse

Gov. McAuliffe has been released from VCU Medical Center and is resuming his schedule of meetings and private events for Thursday.

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College students, medical professionals to help people register for health insurance

Those with Commonwealth Covered, college students and medical care professionals are teaming up to help people sign up for health insurance this weekend.

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NASCAR's Brian Vickers cleared to return to racing in March

NASCAR driver Brian Vickers has been medically cleared to return to racing in March, just three months after surgery to repair a hole in his heart.

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Town looks for ways to eliminate vultures

A problem in Vinton is reaching new heights. Vultures moved into town about two years and they have yet to leave.

Vinton looks to remove vultures for good

Former pro wrestlers sue WWE over concussions

Two former professional wrestlers accuse the WWE of ignoring concussions they say left them with serious brain injuries.

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Republicans criticize McAuliffe's mental health care plan

House Republicans say Gov. Terry McAuliffe has implemented a poorly conceived plan to provide health care coverage for low-income Virginians with severe mental illnesses.

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Virginia lawmakers weigh right to buy unpasteurized milk

Virginia lawmakers are considering whether the state's constitution should enshrine the right of consumers to buy unpasteurized milk or uninspected meat directly from farmers.

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Amid health concerns, three southwest Virginia schools closed

Three schools have been closed in Virginia's Russell County amid concerns that an employee has what school officials call a "possible communicable disease."

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Memorial reminds drivers to watch out for pedestrians at busy intersection

It's been a year and half since a car hit and killed Doctor Gerald Schertz while crossing an intersection.

New Horizons dental clinic working to help the underserved

Doctors say proper dental care can prevent more serious illnesses later in life. But, what if you don't have access to a dentist?

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Five things to know about Measles as outbreak...

Former NASA physician leads health talk Friday in Roanoke

Former NASA physician leads health discussion...

100 students sick at Hampden-Sydney College

95 measles cases in 8 states linked to Disneyland

95 measles cases linked to Disneyland

Life-threatening condition can develop from...

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Bedford free clinic seeks volunteer physicians...

U.S. Surgeon General: Roanoke Valley making...

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Carilion Clinic introduces interactive media...

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Carilion Clinic sees decline in flu patients,...

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Virginia state senator pushing for marijuana...

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UPDATE: Gov. McAuliffe released from hospital...

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College students, medical professionals to...

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NASCAR's Brian Vickers cleared to return to...

Vinton looks to remove vultures for good

Town looks for ways to eliminate vultures

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Former pro wrestlers sue WWE over concussions

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Republicans criticize McAuliffe's mental health...

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Amid health concerns, three southwest Virginia...

Memorial reminds drivers to watch out for...

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Health officials say the best way to prevent measles is to get vaccinated.

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