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New venue for mental health services officially opens in Martinsville

New Hope Support Services officially opened its newest building in uptown.

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GriefShare helping those who've lost a loved one

After Murray and Marlene lost their 16 year old son, they wanted to keep his memory alive by starting a support group in Roanoke for those who have experienced the death of a loved one.

Playing cornhole for a cause in Botetourt County

Most people play cornhole for fun before football games.  This Saturday cornhole will also raise money for a cause.

What's in your toothpaste?

Hygienists across the nation and here in our area are finding plastic micro beads made with polyethylene in their patients' mouths.

No Medicaid action expected in Virginia session

There will be plenty of talking but probably not much action when Virginia state lawmakers reconvene to discuss whether the Medicaid program should be expanded.

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Va. Health Dept confirms 7 Virginia children test positive for enterovirus D-68

Several Central Virginia children who were hospitalized last week have tested positive for Enterovirus D68. The Virginia Health Department confirmed that Wednesday afternoon.

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Poll shows Virginians support Medicaid expansion but worry about costs

As the General Assembly prepares for a special session, a new poll says 61 percent of Virginia voters support expanding Medicaid to cover more Virginians who lack health insurance.  However,…

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VA Medical Center in Salem tries to regain the trust of local veterans

After scandal hit the VA over long wait times, the VA Medical Center in Salem is trying to rebuild trust.

Veterans come out to address problems at the Salem VA

Board suspends Roanoke County physician's license

The state Board of Medicine has suspended the license of a Roanoke County physician charged with possessing child pornography.

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WDBJ7's Chris Hurst honored by National Alliance on Mental Illness

A special honor was given to one of WDBJ7's own Thursday night

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Test results back for children with respiratory illness in Richmond

Test results are in but still no confirmation of whether sick children in Richmond have enterovirus D68.

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FDA approves new weight loss drug

A new weapon in the battle of the bulge.

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LIVE CHAT: Pediatrician discussing, answering questions about enterovirus

With the growing concern over enterovirus, parents might be wondering what the signs are to look for in their children. Symptoms often appear to be those of the common cold, but can also make…

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Under the weather: When children should stay home or go to school

Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say nearly 22 million school days are lost each year due to colds alone -- 38 million because of influenza.

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Pediatrician says parents shouldn't panic about Enterovirus

The idea that your child may have or come down with Enterovirus is a big worry for many parents.

Local pediatrician Dr. John Moore says not to panic over Enterovirus

A new health care clinic in Roanoke would treat transgender patients

Carilion Clinic is working to develop a health care clinic in Roanoke for transgender people.

A new health clinic would help transgender people in Roanoke

Roanoke mom says son has respiratory illness, likely enterovirus D-68

The respiratory illness making kids sick around the nation is hitting home.

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Free clinic transitions into health center to better serve Rockbridge County

Nearly half of the residents in Rockbridge County are either low-income or medically underinsured and it's a statistic that has a lot of people working to improve healthcare accessibility and…

Health officials cut the ribbon on new health center

Roanoke Pediatric ER Physician talks about enterovirus D-68

It appears some children in Southwest Virginia have respiratory illness that could potentially be enterovirus D68.  That's the virus that's sent hundreds of children to the hospital nationwide.

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Health officials recommend getting flu shots by October

It's close to that time of year again, when the flu tends to surface. That's why health officials recommend getting a flu vaccination now.

Avoiding sickness this year
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New venue for mental health services officially...

GriefShare helping those who've lost a loved one

Playing cornhole for a cause in Botetourt County

What's in your toothpaste?

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No Medicaid action expected in Virginia session

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Va. Health Dept confirms 7 Virginia children...

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Poll shows Virginians support Medicaid...

Veterans come out to address problems at the Salem VA

VA Medical Center in Salem tries to regain the...

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Board suspends Roanoke County physician's license

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WDBJ7's Chris Hurst honored by National...

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Test results back for children with respiratory...

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FDA approves new weight loss drug

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LIVE CHAT: Pediatrician discussing, answering...

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Under the weather: When children should stay...

Local pediatrician Dr. John Moore says not to panic over Enterovirus

Pediatrician says parents shouldn't panic about...

A new health clinic would help transgender people in Roanoke

A new health care clinic in Roanoke would treat...

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Roanoke mom says son has respiratory illness,...

Health officials cut the ribbon on new health center

Free clinic transitions into health center to...

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Roanoke Pediatric ER Physician talks about...

Avoiding sickness this year

Health officials recommend getting flu shots by...

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