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Teens staying away from risky behaviors through volunteer work

Roanoke City's teen pregnancy rate is higher than that of the whole Commonwealth of Virginia.  The Teen Outreach Program is working to curb that trend, along with other risky behaviors.

Teen Outreach Program helps teens make healthier decisions

Pet owner says her dog was poisoned while walking in a nearby park

A pet owner in Roanoke made a disturbing discovery after a trip to the park with her pet this weekend. The owner believes rodent poison caused her dog to become extremely sick.

Owner believes her dog was poisoned at a local park

UPDATE: Bath Community Hospital Board says it's working to bring back Dr. James Redington

A decision not to renew a doctor’s contract at Bath Community Hospital has caused two other doctors to resign, and sparked concerns within the community about the hospital’s staffing.

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Virginia Western Community College holds Ebola seminar

A new poll released Tuesday by the Institute for Policy and Opinion Research at Roanoke College shows more than half of Virginians are worried about a major Ebola outbreak in the United States.

Poll: Gillespie trims Warner's lead; only 45% believe CDC's Ebola statement

Republican Ed Gillespie has narrowed the lead of Virginia Democratic Senator Mark Warner in the U.S. Senate race, according to a Roanoke College poll released Tuesday.

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Carilion Clinic names new chief medical officer

Carilion Clinic has named Dr. Patrice M. Weiss as chief medical officer following a national search.

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UPDATE: Health officials taking 'aggressive' steps to prevent Ebola outbreak in Virginia

The Virginia Department of Health is taking aggressive steps to preventing an Ebola outbreak in Virginia, according to the state health commissioner.

Hospitals in southern Virginia preparing for Ebola

Regional funeral home directors talk Ebola at Christiansburg training

Mention the word Ebola in just about any conversation and people listen. Funeral home employees handle dead bodies and said they need to know how Ebola might affect their jobs.


Funeral home directors get Ebola training

Carilion makes medical history in Virginia with new heart failure monitoring device

Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital is making history. As of last week, it is the first medical center in the state to implant a new wireless monitoring sensor into patients so doctors can manage…

CardioMEMS debuts in Roanoke

Salem Sheriff's Office to have Out of Darkness Suicide Awareness Walk on Saturday

Deputy Sarah Duffy spearheaded the effort because her brother completed the act in 2012

Southern Virginia hospitals prepare for Ebola

Hospital's in Southern Virginia are preparing for Ebola. Nurses spent the day reviewing an emergency plan if the disease ever emerges here.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. helps raise concussion awareness

The Sports Medicine Concussion Program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has teamed with NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and catcher David Ross to raise awareness on concussion…

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New River Health District holds walk-in flu clinics Friday

The New River Health District will hold walk-in flu vaccine clinics at each of its local health departments on Friday.

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What type of women skip their mammogram? The answer may surprise you

One in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime.  You may have heard that statistic, but did you how many women skip the crucial test that could detect breast cancer early?

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Two NRV school districts to get federal funding for more mental health services

Three counties in Virginia will share millions of dollars to improve mental health services for students. Two of those divisions are in the New River Valley.

Pulaski County mental health services company won't have to make changes because of daycare center

 A mental health services company in Pulaski County can keep its current zoning status after push back from a daycare next door.

Child day center says mental health facility is too close

Health professionals: Stay hydrated during winter months too

The summer heat is gone for the year but health experts say we should still stay hydrated.

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Virginia Department of Health opens Ebola Hotline

The Virginia Department of Health is providing an Ebola Hotline to keep people up-to-date with the latest information about the virus.

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Virginia health agency launching quit smoking campaign

Virginia health officials are launching a campaign to help cigarette smokers kick the habit.

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VA lawmakers speak out about Ebola

Ebola has been top of mind for many including two Virginia lawmakers from our area.

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Teen Outreach Program helps teens make healthier decisions

Teens staying away from risky behaviors through...

Owner believes her dog was poisoned at a local park

Pet owner says her dog was poisoned while...

Bath Community Hospital

UPDATE: Bath Community Hospital Board says...

Virginia Western Community College holds Ebola...

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Poll: Gillespie trims Warner's lead; only 45%...

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Carilion Clinic names new chief medical officer

Hospitals in southern Virginia preparing for Ebola

UPDATE: Health officials taking 'aggressive'...

Funeral home directors get Ebola training

Regional funeral home directors talk Ebola at...

CardioMEMS debuts in Roanoke

Carilion makes medical history in Virginia with...

Salem Sheriff's Office to have Out of Darkness...

Southside Ebola 102314

Southern Virginia hospitals prepare for Ebola

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. helps raise concussion...

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New River Health District holds walk-in flu...

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What type of women skip their mammogram? The...

Two NRV school districts to get federal funding...

Child day center says mental health facility is too close

Pulaski County mental health services company...

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Health professionals: Stay hydrated during...

Virginia Department of Health

Virginia Department of Health opens Ebola Hotline

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Virginia health agency launching quit smoking...

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VA lawmakers speak out about Ebola

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