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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

Centra seeks community feedback to plot Bedford hospital's future

The new owners of Bedford's hospital want the community's help to plan for the future.

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Yoga class laughs it up at Virginia Tech

A class at Virginia Tech has great health benefits and you never have to lift a finger. It may be the happiest workout of your life. It’s called Laughter Yoga.

100-year-old woman looks to save money on bills with new attic insulation

It's still August, but one Roanoke family is already preparing for cooler temperatures. Lillian Newman found herself unable to pay her bills after last year's brutal winter, but thanks to some…

Womans looks for help with energy bills

Update: How is your heart health? Health department updates list of locations/dates

Update: Health Department updates testing locations/times.  Updated list below

Virginia Department of Health

More cases of Lyme disease in Virginia

More Virginians are getting Lyme disease. In fact Virginia has seen more cases in recent years than ever before.  In Montgomery County cases jumped from just two in 2005 to 57 last year.

Hometown-Health

Williams' death highlights "hidden" disorder

The death of actor Robin Williams brought an outpouring of grief from his fans around the world. The tributes continued Tuesday, 24 hours after his apparent suicide in California. Williams…

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More dogs exposed to Lyme disease in Southwest Virginia

Veterinarians are seeing more cases of dogs exposed to Lyme disease in this area.

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Schools, health experts push for healthier eating

Schools nationwide are now federally required to take a closer look at sodium, fat and sugar levels in cafeteria food.

Cafeteria lunches get healthier

Local radio stations hold bone marrow drive for coworker who has cancer

Stephanie Campbell is a receptionist at Wheeler Broadcasting

Local radio stations hold bone marrow drive in honor of coworker

Lynchburg program aims to meet demand for physician assistants

Lynchburg College is launching a master's degree program for PAs next summer.

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Virginia Beach mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus

Virginia Beach officials says mosquitoes in some parts of the city have tested positive for West Nile virus.

Mosquito

A tick bite can make you allergic to red meat

A tick bite might make you a vegetarian, or at least make you swear off red meat.

Hometown-Health

U.Va. Children's Hospital app personalizes hospital experience

The University of Virginia Health System has released a new app that helps parents and families personalize their hospital experience.

Hometown-Health

UPDATE: Precautionary boil water notice lifted in Wythe County

The precautionary notice was issued Monday following two waterline breaks in the Speedwell area.

WytheCounty

Christopher Newport student tests positive for TB

Thirty-one students at Christopher Newport University are to be tested for tuberculosis after being exposed to the disease.

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Obama to sign veterans' health care overhaul

President Barack Obama is set to sign into law a bill aimed at helping veterans avoid long waits for health care.

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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...

Bedford Hospital 081414

Centra seeks community feedback to plot Bedford...

Yoga class laughs it up at Virginia Tech

Womans looks for help with energy bills

100-year-old woman looks to save money on bills...

Virginia Department of Health

Update: How is your heart health? Health...

Hometown-Health

More cases of Lyme disease in Virginia

WDBJ7.com

Williams' death highlights "hidden" disorder

dog

More dogs exposed to Lyme disease in Southwest...

Cafeteria lunches get healthier

Schools, health experts push for healthier eating

Local radio stations hold bone marrow drive in honor of coworker

Local radio stations hold bone marrow drive for...

PA Program 081114

Lynchburg program aims to meet demand for...

Mosquito

Virginia Beach mosquitoes test positive for...

Hometown-Health

A tick bite can make you allergic to red meat

Hometown-Health

U.Va. Children's Hospital app personalizes...

WytheCounty

UPDATE: Precautionary boil water notice lifted...

WDBJ7.com

Christopher Newport student tests positive for TB

Barack Obama

Obama to sign veterans' health care overhaul

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