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September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month

September is Sickle Cell Disease Awareness month. Virginia Blood Services wants to get the word out.

September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month

Vending machine provides a healthier option

Danielle Deeds is a stay at home mom who jumped into the healthy vending business after getting frustrated when she could not find healthy snacks on the go.

Vending machines with healthy choices

Hundreds spent the Labor Day holiday running for a good cause

Forget sleeping in on the holiday, hundreds of people got up early to run for a good cause on Labor Day.

Runners preparing for the Labor of Love 5k

Radford University nursing students use suits to simulate being elderly

A group of students in the nursing program at Radford University say they're learning to walk in their future patients shoes.

Radford University students take walk in patients shoes

Free vaccines for uninsured people at Hillsville Flea Market

The Virginia Department of Health is offering free vaccines to uninsured people at the Hillsville Flea Market on Labor Day weekend.

Virginia Department of Health

How about that snooze alarm? Why later school start times may help students locally

When teenagers don't get enough sleep it can cause problems, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.

zzzzz's

Mount Regis, law enforcement work to stop area's heroin problem

State officials say heroin use is rapidly growing in our area, and they're working to put it to an end.

Drug abuse a growing problem in Southwest Virginia

New Horizons Healthcare to host free diabetes education program

New Horizons Healthcare in Roanoke is hosting a free diabetes education program Tuesday morning.

Diabetes

Lawmakers seek regulations for 'wild west of liquid nicotine'

Two Connecticut lawmakers on Tuesday announced a drive in Congress to require child-proof bottles of liquid nicotine used for e-cigarettes.

E-cigarette

Catholic Diocese of Richmond advises Catholics not to support ALS Association

Social media is flooded with people doing the ice bucket challenge, but Catholics are being told to be careful where they're sending their money.

New regulations aimed at decreasing prescription drug abuse

Pill popping is a problem in the Roanoke Valley, but new restrictions on narcotic painkillers are going to make it much harder for people to fulfill their addiction.

New regulations for prescription pills

Children's health clinic in Franklin County is closing

Doctor Rene Vamenta started the clinic back in 1993. After 20 years of service he's bringing his expertise across the world.

Fitbit fitness bracelets to stop selling data without consent

Fitbit, a company that makes wearable devices that monitor fitness activity, says it's changing its practice of selling users' personal data to advertisers after concerns were raised about…

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Yoga helps job performance, offers health benefits

Yoga doesn't just help with flexibility -- it can also make you perform better at work.

Yoga challenges the body

Roanoke researchers at VTCRI do ice bucket challenge

A group of men and women stood in front of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute dressed in shorts and t-shirts on Wednesday morning.

VT-Ice

Peanut and almond butter recalled for possible Salmonella

These recalled nut butters are found in Kroger brand almond butter.

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Parents can help with back to school anxiety

Back to school can bring a lot of anxiety for children, especially for kids heading off to school for the first time.

Helping kids deal with Back to School anxiety

Is Ice Bucket challenge social media peer pressure?

Millions of people are doing it- tossing buckets of ice water over their heads and challenging friends to do the same.

challenge

Dermatologist recommends sunscreen year-round to prevent damage

Whether it's sunny, cold or overcast, dermatologists recommend lathering on sunscreen year-round.

Who is most at risk for sun damage

TAP helps homeless veterans find housing through federal grants

Homelessness is a big problem in the Roanoke Valley, specifically for people transitioning from military to civilian life. Total Action for Progress has been working hard to end veteran…

TAP uses federal grant money to fund homeless veteran program
September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month

September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month

Vending machines with healthy choices

Vending machine provides a healthier option

Runners preparing for the Labor of Love 5k

Hundreds spent the Labor Day holiday running...

Radford University students take walk in patients shoes

Radford University nursing students use suits...

Virginia Department of Health

Free vaccines for uninsured people at...

zzzzz's

How about that snooze alarm? Why later school...

Drug abuse a growing problem in Southwest Virginia

Mount Regis, law enforcement work to stop...

Diabetes

New Horizons Healthcare to host free diabetes...

E-cigarette

Lawmakers seek regulations for 'wild west of...

Catholic Diocese of Richmond advises Catholics...

New regulations for prescription pills

New regulations aimed at decreasing...

Children's health clinic in Franklin County is...

WDBJ7.com

Fitbit fitness bracelets to stop selling data...

Yoga challenges the body

Yoga helps job performance, offers health benefits

VT-Ice

Roanoke researchers at VTCRI do ice bucket...

WDBJ7.com

Peanut and almond butter recalled for possible...

Helping kids deal with Back to School anxiety

Parents can help with back to school anxiety

challenge

Is Ice Bucket challenge social media peer...

Who is most at risk for sun damage

Dermatologist recommends sunscreen year-round...

TAP uses federal grant money to fund homeless veteran program

TAP helps homeless veterans find housing...

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