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Roanoke man prepares for Grand Canyon challenge with the Fox Foundation

It's been 3-years since, doctors diagnosed David Chedester with Parkinson's Disease at the age of 27.  Since that time he's focused on educating others about the disease and raising money for a…

New migraine treatments show promise

There are few treatments available for the millions of people who suffer from migraines. New early-stage research offers new hope.

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Death toll from Ebola outbreak goes up to 142

A total of 142 deaths have been reported from the Ebola outbreak in Guinea and Liberia, the World Health Organization said.

Ebola

Indian surgeons find 12 gold bars in man's stomach

When a team of Indian surgeons opened up the stomach of a patient complaining of abdominal pain, they had no idea they'd extract a fortune.

Gold bars in stomach

'Pollen vortex' is real in the New River Valley

Winter is behind us but this region could still feel its' effects for several more weeks, with a phenomena called "the pollen vortex."

Pollen is high in the area

11 myths fertility doctors hear

Many couples spend years trying not to get pregnant, so it's only understandable that they may have a few issues when it comes to trying to have a child.

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Saudi officials see spike in MERS coronavirus

Saudi health officials are stepping up efforts to fight the Middle East respiratory symptom coronavirus, or MERS-CoV, after a recent spike in cases.

Saudi Arabia confirmed more than 50 cases of…

MERS CoV virus

Can Mr. Poo stop public defecation in India?

India has an unlikely new public health hero: a giant, anthropomorphic turd that chases people to squat in toilets.

Toilet

Woman ditches diets, loses 160 pounds

Teena Henson's "journey to life" began with a newspaper ad.

Teena Henson

72-year-old is oldest runner in Blue Ridge Marathon

Going into its fifth year, the Blue Ridge Marathon is getting better known in the running community.

Kraft recalls 96,000 pounds of hot dogs

Kraft is recalling 96,000 pounds of hot dogs because packaging labels were incorrect, federal officials said Sunday.

Kraft recalls hot dogs

Rebecca Sedwick: New questions about bullying

It is a case about alleged bullying that garnered national and international attention.

Before she jumped to her death in September,12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick of Lakeland, Florida, was…

Rebecca Sedwick

Why are some Dems running from the Affordable Care Act?

Recent figures from the Congressional Budget Office show that the Affordable Care Act will cost about $5 billion less to implement in 2014 than originally estimated.

Barack Obama August news conference

The rise of college 'study drugs'

Around this time of year, you're more likely to find college students in the library cramming for final exams than out partying. In an environment where the workload is endless and there's…

Adderall

Woman tackles world's longest triathlon

The first time I spoke to Norma Bastidas, she was having a rough couple of days.

Norma Bastidas

President: Republicans 'wrong' on Affordable Care Act

President Barack Obama called on his fellow Democrats to "forcefully defend and be proud" of the fact that millions of people have signed up for health care insurance through the federal…

Obama makes Obamacare announcement

Salmonella cases down, but beware of other bacteria

You might want to think twice before heading out to your favorite oyster bar.

Salmonella

Local events raise autism awareness

Autism isn't going away anytime soon, and the need for more resources is growing as children get older.

Spring events coming up to benefit autism awareness and education

3-D printing the human body

The 21st century has seen the growth of 3-D printing, with well-known applications in architecture, manufacturing, engineering, and now increasingly in medicine.

3-D ear

Roanoke man prepares for Grand Canyon challenge...

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New migraine treatments show promise

Ebola

Death toll from Ebola outbreak goes up to 142

Gold bars in stomach

Indian surgeons find 12 gold bars in man's stomach

Pollen is high in the area

'Pollen vortex' is real in the New River Valley

couple on a date in a park, dating

11 myths fertility doctors hear

MERS CoV virus

Saudi officials see spike in MERS coronavirus

Toilet

Can Mr. Poo stop public defecation in India?

Teena Henson

Woman ditches diets, loses 160 pounds

72-year-old is oldest runner in Blue Ridge...

Kraft recalls hot dogs

Kraft recalls 96,000 pounds of hot dogs

Rebecca Sedwick

Rebecca Sedwick: New questions about bullying

Barack Obama August news conference

Why are some Dems running from the Affordable...

Adderall

The rise of college 'study drugs'

Fit Friday

FIT FRIDAY: Motivating yourself to push through

Norma Bastidas

Woman tackles world's longest triathlon

Obama makes Obamacare announcement

President: Republicans 'wrong' on Affordable...

Salmonella

Salmonella cases down, but beware of other...

Spring events coming up to benefit autism awareness and education

Local events raise autism awareness

3-D ear

3-D printing the human body

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FIT FRIDAY: Motivating yourself to push through

How to power through the wall

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FIT FRIDAY: Got pain? You're probably not stretching right

Trainers say many people have it all wrong when it comes to stretching

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FIT FRIDAY: Trying to lose weight? Just write it down

Dieticians talk about the benefits of logging food and exercise

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FIT FRIDAY: No gym? No problem

Personal trainer gives quick and easy exercises you can do everyday

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FIT FRIDAY: Lifting weights can be good for your heart and not break your back

Personal trainers say people shouldn't rely on cardio alone to lose weight and get healthy

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FIT FRIDAY: Making healthy choices in the bread aisle

With so many options, which one is best for you?

FIT FRIDAY: Smartphone apps that will help you lose weight

FIT FRIDAY: Smartphone apps that will help you lose weight

They're out there. Free smartphone applications to help you drop some weight. 

FIT FRIDAY: One tool helps get deep stretches

FIT FRIDAY: One tool helps get deep stretches

It's become one of my best friends during training: the foam roller.

FIT FRIDAY: How to eat in moderation

FIT FRIDAY: How to eat in moderation

Moderation is a tricky word.

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