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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.

Ebola virus

Doctor's departure from Bath Community Hospital causes two resignations, community concern

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.

Bath Community Hospital

U.S. senators seek answers on Ebola prep in Virginia

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are asking Virginia hospital and health officials how prepared the state is to deal with any patients who have symptoms of Ebola.

Ebola

First of three community forums tackles heroin abuse

Wednesday night at the first of three community forums, the medical examiner in Roanoke said she sees an overdose death from opiates nearly every day.

First of three community forums tackles heroin abuse

Seminar teaches dangers of video game addiction and too much social media

Oarents, educators and others who work with kids can learn how video games and social media actually affect the brains of children and teenagers.

Upcoming seminar on kids and video game and social media addiction

Stepped up Ebola screening starts at four US airports

Customs and health officials at airports in Washington, Chicago, Atlanta and Newark, New Jersey, are scheduled to start taking the temperatures of passengers from three West African countries as…

Anthem Go Outside Festival promotes outdoor recreation

It's looking like a great weekend weather-wise, so that's an opportunity to "go outside."

Festival encourages people to Go Outside

Universities statewide looking at Ebola protocols

Virginia Tech and Radford University have both been quietly working on protocols for Ebola.

Universities looking at Ebola protocols

Senator Mark Warner talks about improvements to Salem VA hospital

President Obama signed a law back in August to make improvements to the Veterans Affairs system.

Sen Warner talks about improvements at Salem VA

Bradley Free Clinic in Roanoke takes precautions for Ebola

 Health clinics across Virginia are  taking  precautions in case they encounter possible Ebola patients including clinics in Southwest Virginia.

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Poison control workers: Liquid nicotine exposure up sharply among kids

Poison control workers say that as the e-cigarette industry has boomed, the number of children exposed to the liquid nicotine that gives hand-held vaporizing gadgets their kick also is spiking.

Hometown-Health

Person at Thaxton Elementary in Bedford County tests positive for tuberculosis

A person affiliated with Thaxton Elementary School in Bedford County has tested positive for tuberculosis. The school system was notified by the Virginia Department of Health around 3:30 p.m. on…

Physician breaks down symptoms of tuberculosis

Henry County installs permanent drug drop off box

Starting Tuesday in Henry County, you can drop off unwanted prescription drugs at any time.

Drug Drop Off 101314

No insurance. No problem. Lynchburg College opens new health clinic

No insurance, No problem.  A health clinic in Lynchburg is now open but this clinic isn't for patients with the common cold.

therapy

Deaton resigning from leadership posts at hospitals in Martinsville, Danville

Eric Deaton is stepping down from his leadership posts at Danville Regional Medical Center and Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County.

Hometown-Health

Ebola screening measures rest on federal law

Public health experts say the Obama administration's plan to screen certain airline passengers for Ebola exposure is based on long-established legal authority.

Ebola virus

Virginia campus sexual assault task force to meet

A Virginia task force addressing sexual violence on college campuses is set to hold its first meeting.

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe

Hygiene a focal point in schools with flu season on the way

One Salem Elementary School has some tricks up its sleeve

Hometown-Health

Volunteers to host symposium on 'Aging in Place'

If you're thinking about retirement or have a family member close to that point -- there may be several obstacles to overcome.

Hometown-Health

Local mom shares personal story about SIDS

Far too many many children die before they're even a year old.
SIDS, or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, is the third leading cause of infant mortality in our country.

October is SIDS Awareness Month
Ebola virus

VA lawmakers speak out about Ebola

Bath Community Hospital

Doctor's departure from Bath Community Hospital...

Ebola

U.S. senators seek answers on Ebola prep in...

First of three community forums tackles heroin abuse

First of three community forums tackles heroin...

Upcoming seminar on kids and video game and social media addiction

Seminar teaches dangers of video game addiction...

Stepped up Ebola screening starts at four US...

Festival encourages people to Go Outside

Anthem Go Outside Festival promotes outdoor...

Universities looking at Ebola protocols

Universities statewide looking at Ebola protocols

Sen Warner talks about improvements at Salem VA

Senator Mark Warner talks about improvements to...

Doctor

Bradley Free Clinic in Roanoke takes...

Hometown-Health

Poison control workers: Liquid nicotine...

Physician breaks down symptoms of tuberculosis

Person at Thaxton Elementary in Bedford County...

Drug Drop Off 101314

Henry County installs permanent drug drop off box

therapy

No insurance. No problem. Lynchburg College...

Hometown-Health

Deaton resigning from leadership posts at...

Ebola virus

Ebola screening measures rest on federal law

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe

Virginia campus sexual assault task force to meet

Hometown-Health

Hygiene a focal point in schools with flu...

Hometown-Health

Volunteers to host symposium on 'Aging in Place'

October is SIDS Awareness Month

Local mom shares personal story about SIDS

HEALTH VIDEO

Hand washing key to staying healthy

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