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Pediatrician weighs in on recommendations to prevent childhood obesity

During summer vacation, it's easy for families to get off their normal routine.

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Researchers linking sugary drinks to 184,000 deaths each year

A national research study links sugary drinks to more than 150 thousand deaths worldwide each year. It's not from the drinks themselves, but the health problems large amounts of sugar can create.

Jury awards woman $700,000 in suit against Salem clinic

A jury has awarded $700,000 to a Roanoke woman who sued a Salem clinic over her treatment.

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Obama aims to change conversation around health care law

President Barack Obama is aiming to change the conversation around his health care law from talk about undoing it to talk of how to make it better.

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More people, pets have Lyme disease in the NRV, researchers say

The number of Lyme Disease cases is up in the New River Valley. Researchers at Virginia Tech found more ticks in the area are carrying the disease.

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Blue Ridge Cancer Care receives national recognition

A local cancer center is receiving national recognition.

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New Lynchburg health facility combines medical services under one roof

Lynchburg's largest health care provider is making it easier for patients to get a variety of treatments in one place.

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Centra's new Lynchburg facility consolidates services

Centra's new Lynchburg Medical Center consolidates primary care, diabetic endocrinology and physical therapy services at one location.

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Parents need to watch out for dry drowning

One kind of drowning can happen hours after you're out of the water.

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Working out against all odds

When it comes to working out, excuses are our worst enemy. But Lucille Hardgrove manages to push excuses and age aside.

Supreme Court upholds nationwide health care law subsidies

The justices said in a 6-3 ruling Thursday that the subsidies that 8.7 million people currently receive to make insurance affordable do not depend on where they live, under the 2010 health care…

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Virginia governor hails high court ruling on health care

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is hailing the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that allows about 285,000 Virginians to continue receiving federal subsidies on health insurance plans purchased through on…

Doctors: People more likely to have heart attacks in the morning

A Carilion sleep psychologist and cardiologist are sharing some reasons why people are more likely to have heart attacks in the morning.

Carilion Roanoke Memorial ranked fourth in the state

10 tips to keep your dog safe in the heat

Do dogs need sunscreen? Is a buzz cut best? A Roanoke veterinarian weighs in.

Former Roanoke Co. doctor gets 10 years on child porn, illegal prescription charges

Steven Collins was sentenced in federal court to 10 years in prison and eight years of supervised probation. He must also pay $8,750 in restitution.

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Tainted heroin has killed four in Roanoke Valley in two months

Bags packaged as heroin actually contain powerful opiate Fentanyl

Niagara recalls bottled spring water on E. coli concern

Niagara Bottling has recalled 14 brands of bottled spring water produced at two Pennsylvania manufacturing plants after the operator of one of its contracted springs failed to reveal evidence of…

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Anthem reaffirms commitment to its $47-billion bid for Cigna

Anthem says it still backs an approximately $47-billion bid to buy Cigna, a day after the rival health insurer delivered a caustic rejection of Anthem's proposed cash-and-stock offer.

Cyber hack affects Anthem customers

General Mills to drop artificial ingredients from cereals

General Mills is dropping artificial colors and flavors from its cereals, the latest company to respond to a growing desire for food made with ingredients people see as natural.

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Weatherization program helps homeowners stay cool, save money

With temperatures well into the 90's this week, the heat is posing some serious health risks. But a Roanoke program is working hard to help some homeowners. “It’s hard on old folks like me,”…

Weatherization program helps homeowners stay cool
Early Years How to keep kids at healthy weight

Pediatrician weighs in on recommendations to...

Researchers linking sugary drinks to 184,000...

WDBJ7.com

Jury awards woman $700,000 in suit against...

President-Obama

Obama aims to change conversation around health...

Lyme Disease 063015

More people, pets have Lyme disease in the NRV,...

Radiation

Blue Ridge Cancer Care receives national...

Centra 062915

New Lynchburg health facility combines medical...

Centra Medicaid

Centra's new Lynchburg facility consolidates...

Watch out for dry drowning in your children

Parents need to watch out for dry drowning

Working out against all odds

President Obama

Supreme Court upholds nationwide health care...

Virginia governor hails high court ruling on...

Carilion Roanoke Memorial ranked fourth in the state

Doctors: People more likely to have heart...

10 tips to keep your dog safe in the heat

Steven Joseph Collins

Former Roanoke Co. doctor gets 10 years on...

Tainted heroin has killed four in Roanoke...

WDBJ7.com

Niagara recalls bottled spring water on E....

Cyber hack affects Anthem customers

Anthem reaffirms commitment to its $47-billion...

General Mills

General Mills to drop artificial ingredients...

Weatherization program helps homeowners stay cool

Weatherization program helps homeowners stay...

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