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Martinsville medical school working towards candidate status

Plans to fund a new medical school in Martinsville are moving forward.

Play therapy gaining more acceptance for treatment of children

Child's play is often more than just kids having fun together.

Early Years Play therapy helps kids express feelings

Galax boy receiving support from community through fight with cancer

A little boy fighting for his life is getting a lot of support from his whole community, especially from emergency crews who are doing what they can to help him through this.

Virginia hospitals stir opposition to certificate of need reforms

A political ad is attracting attention in Virginia this week, but it's not touting a candidate for public office. The message on radio and television warns of dire consequences for Virginia…

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Veterans face higher risk for developing ALS

ALS is a neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord and for some reason it's targeting our soldiers.

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February is American Heart Health Month

LewisGale nurse practitioner stops by WDBJ7 Mornin' with tips to keep your heart healthy.

Healthy Living How to keep your heart strong

Christiansburg Rescue donates automatic external defibrillators to Police Department

Christiansburg Rescue spent $47, 754 to donate 35 new Automatic External Defibrillators, or AEDs, to the Christiansburg Police Department.

What is cutting?

We've been covering the investigation into Lovell's death all week. We found out in court Thursday, that the woman who's charged in that investigation, Natalie Keepers, has a history of cutting…

Rockbridge Area Health Center plans to use grant to expand facility and add jobs

The Rockbridge Area Health Center served more than 3,000 thousand low-income, insured, and uninsured people in 2015. That number is growing and so is the health center.

Carilion Clinic going green

Carilion Clinic has become one of the only hospitals in Southwest Virginia to participate in the Healthier Hospitals Initiative to reduce its carbon footprint.

Carilion Clinic is going green to reduce carbon footprint

VA lawmakers pushing for mandatory student physical activity

With childhood obesity rates on the rise, Virginia lawmakers are working to push through a bill requiring students state-wide to get at least 20 minutes of physical activity a day.

Drug price transparency bill fails, set for further study

Legislation to make drug makers reveal how much they spend marketing high-priced drugs appears dead before the Virginia General Assembly.

Harrisonburg woman who is first confirmed Zika patient in Virginia speaks

Heather Baker tells media outlets that she received a letter dated Feb. 1 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirming that she has Zika virus. Baker thinks she contracted the…

Governor McAullife proposes $9 million for long-lasting birth control program

Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) and Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam (D) are proposing a $9 million program for birth control access.

NASCAR champion Tony Stewart hospitalized with back injury

Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart has been hospitalized with a back injury and Stewart-Haas Racing is unsure of the extent of his injuries.

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Flu season not yet having huge impact on the Roanoke Valley

Flu season is here.
But so far, it hasn't taken too much of a bite out of our area.

Healthy Living How to avoid getting the flu

College of William and Mary student contracts Zika virus

University officials in Virginia say a College of William and Mary student contracted the Zika virus while traveling in Central America over winter break.

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Averett University features special event for cancer awareness

Averett University's men's basketball game held the 2nd annual "Caring for Carrie" event to raise money for the V Foundation for Cancer Research.

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It's Carilion doctors versus med students on the basketball court

At the gym on a Saturday afternoon in January two teams are on the court practicing for a big game.  The sneakers are squeaking as players race down the court.   Hearts are pumping, feet…

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Last chance to enroll for 2016 insurance under Affordable Care Act ends Sunday

This weekend is the deadline to sign up for health insurance this year under the Affordable Care Act.

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Early Years Play therapy helps kids express feelings

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Terry Colpitts walking his dogs

Veterans face higher risk for developing ALS

Healthy Living How to keep your heart strong

February is American Heart Health Month

Christiansburg Rescue donates automatic...

What is cutting?

Rockbridge Area Health Center plans to use...

Carilion Clinic is going green to reduce carbon footprint

Carilion Clinic going green

VA lawmakers pushing for mandatory student...

Drug price transparency bill fails, set for...

Harrisonburg woman who is first confirmed Zika...

Governor McAullife proposes $9 million for...

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Healthy Living How to avoid getting the flu

Flu season not yet having huge impact on the...

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