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Officials: More than a dozen U.Va. students had norovirus

State health officials say more than a dozen University of Virginia students that fell ill last weekend had norovirus.

Franklin County prepares for potential Ebola response

Ebola claimed a second life here in the U-S this week. The doctor treating Ebola patients in West Africa contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone.

Ebola

Graco recalls strollers for fingertip amputation risk

Graco is recalling 11 stroller models because of several reports of fingertip amputation.

Stroller recall

November is Prematurity Awareness Month

This year's report card shows that the national rate of premature births has dropped for the seventh year in a row, to 11.4 % in 2013

November is Prematurity Awareness Month

Health Wagon makes stop at Virginia Tech

A brand new RV is about to help make a lot of people in Southwest Virginia a little healthier.

Health Wagon showcased at Virginia Tech

State senator to ask McAuliffe for help in keeping training centers open

State Senator Steve Newman said on Tuesday that he plans to meet with Gov. Terry McAuliffe to keep three training centers for the disabled from closing.

Steve Newman

Lynchburg program connects children with free eye exams and glasses

Eye exams and eye glasses aren't cheap, but a Lynchburg-area program is giving kids access to that health care for free.

HIS Vision 111914

Powerlifting meet to raise money for juvenile diabetes research

More than 15,000 children are diagnosed with Type I diabetes each year in the United States. Those at one local sports complex are doing their part to bring that number down.

Powerlift for a cause in Vinton

Frigid temperatures don't stop high school football in Roanoke

The frigid temperatures are not stopping high school athletes from hitting the field. High school football playoffs continue on Friday night so teams are taking advantage of all the practice…

High school football practice continues despite cold temps

Health officials investigate illness at the University of Virginia

State health officials are investigating an illness that sickened more than a dozen University of Virginia students.

The city of Roanoke looks to reduce the number of homes with lead paint

The city of Roanoke will use a $2 million dollar grant to help citizens determine if they’re living in an unhealthy environment. According to a city spokesman, 61 localities applied for the…

Lead Safe program receives grant funding for another 3 years

Federal regulation changes eating habits in schools

Candy and Doughnuts are just some of things that can’t be sold for fundraiser during school time.

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Roanoke Insurance Brokers say Healthcare.Gov working much better

Say that premiums are generally higher, but some plans are better

Affordable Care Act

Study suggests genetic link for male homosexuality

A large study of gay brothers adds to evidence that genes influence men's chances of being homosexual. But the results aren't strong enough to prove it.

WDBJ7.com

Open enrollment kicks off for Affordable Care Act health insurance

A three-month open enrollment period just kicked off for health insurance marketplaces.

Hometown-Health

Wytheville nursing home to close

Competition from other health care centers may force one of the oldest nursing homes in Wytheville to close.

Establishing trust with an OB-GYN is key to keeping teen girls healthy

Talking to someone you don't know about your changing body can be awkward for teenage girls.

How soon girls should start visiting an OB GYN

Wellbeing fair shares ideas for healthy, active lifestyle

With the winter weather right around the corner, it can be hard for some to find the motivation to get out and be active. The Wellbeing Fair at Green Ridge Recreation Center can help.

Try out group exercise at the Wellbeing Fair

Health insurance enrollment through the Affordable Care Act begins Saturday

It's that time of the year to buy health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. The second open enrollment period begins this Saturday, which means people can sign up for individual health…

Health insurance enrollment through ACA begins Saturday

Franklin County woman celebrates 111th birthday

Rosa Beckner remembers the day that World War I ended.

Rosa Beckner

Officials: More than a dozen U.Va. students had...

Ebola

Franklin County prepares for potential Ebola...

Stroller recall

Graco recalls strollers for fingertip...

November is Prematurity Awareness Month

November is Prematurity Awareness Month

Health Wagon showcased at Virginia Tech

Health Wagon makes stop at Virginia Tech

Steve Newman

State senator to ask McAuliffe for help in...

HIS Vision 111914

Lynchburg program connects children with free...

Powerlift for a cause in Vinton

Powerlifting meet to raise money for juvenile...

High school football practice continues despite cold temps

Frigid temperatures don't stop high school...

Health officials investigate illness at the...

Lead Safe program receives grant funding for another 3 years

The city of Roanoke looks to reduce the number...

health

Federal regulation changes eating habits in...

Affordable Care Act

Roanoke Insurance Brokers say Healthcare.Gov...

WDBJ7.com

Study suggests genetic link for male homosexuality

Hometown-Health

Open enrollment kicks off for Affordable Care...

Wytheville nursing home to close

How soon girls should start visiting an OB GYN

Establishing trust with an OB-GYN is key to...

Try out group exercise at the Wellbeing Fair

Wellbeing fair shares ideas for healthy,...

Health insurance enrollment through ACA begins Saturday

Health insurance enrollment through the...

Rosa Beckner

Franklin County woman celebrates 111th birthday

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Salem VA proactively making changes to improve customer service

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