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Longtime Salem doctor sues for right to practice in this region

A long time Salem doctor has filed a lawsuit.  It's not asking for money but instead for the right to practice medicine in the region.

Longtime Salem doctor sues for right to practice in this region

More teens are using electronic cigarettes

The study out this week by the University of Southern California shows 40 percent of teens who use e-cigarettes have never smoked regular cigarettes.

More teens are using electronic cigarettes

Town hall meeting about childhood vaccinations held in Roanoke

A town hall meeting was held Thursday night for people who want to know more about childhood vaccinations.

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On Medicaid anniversary, Virginia Democrats renew push for expansion

50 years after President Johnson signed legislation authorizing Medicaid, Virginia Democrats are renewing their push to expand the program.

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Vinton seniors find their zen in an unlikely place

Every Tuesday and Thursday morning, a group of senior citizens gathers in Vinton to do something their younger selves never thought they would.

Vinton holds weekly class teaching Tai Chi to seniors

With fall sports starting up, a few important reminders for parents

Concussions and dehydration should be main focus

Fall sports cranking up means important reminders for parents

Indulge in some ice cream to help our area's sick children

It's the day where you can indulge in ice cream and not feel bad about it.

Miracle Treat Day raises money for sick children

Veterinarian: Preventative pet care can save you money in long run

We head to the doctor every now and then for checkups. Doing the same for your pet is just as important. But those expenses can add up.

The importance of preventative pet care

Facebook campaign aims to promote heart health

Jefferson Surgical Clinic is kicking off a Facebook campaign that aims to raise money for heart health.

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Virginia man's death blamed on flesh-eating bacteria

A health official says flesh-eating bacteria contributed to the death of a Virginia man.

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LewisGale doctor raises awareness about World Hepatitis Day

In honor of World Hepatitis Day, WDBJ7 talked to a doctor about some treatment and support group options.

Hepatitis C cases jump in Virginia

Health Care Costs by year

There is a division over whether a rapid consolidation in the industry will help or hurt consumers, but there is no disagreement about what has happened to health care costs in recent years.

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Life sentence urged for CEO of peanut company formerly based in Lynchburg

Federal court officers are recommending what attorneys are calling an "unprecedented" sentence of life in prison for a peanut executive convicted in a salmonella-poisoning case.

What's in your sunscreen?

It's been proven that the right sunscreen can help reduce your chances of skin cancer. But what if you're allergic to the ingredients in it?

Spike in synthetic drug ODs concerns Appomattox authorities

Appomattox County Sheriff Barry Letterman is warning the public about the dangers of synthetic marijuana following a recent spike in overdoses.

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School officials reminding parents to start thinking about immunizations

Some groups against vaccines concerned about their safety, medical experts say they're necessary

Changes at Martinsville hospital provide more services for the community

Big changes are happening at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County.

Roanoke pediatrician talks about health concerns associated with laundry detergent pods

They are convenient and easy to use, but are they a safety hazard? Consumer Reports is giving laundry detergent pods a thumbs down.

Consumer Reports gives laundry detergent thumbs down

Concussion researcher to start training more athletes in NRV

As coaches prepare athletes for fall sports, one trainer says most are forgetting to build some of the most important muscles - those the in the head and neck.

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Swofford: ACC to have team medical observers for each game

Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner John Swofford says the league will have team medical observers in the booth during games this fall to improve player safety.

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Longtime Salem doctor sues for right to practice in this region

Longtime Salem doctor sues for right to...

More teens are using electronic cigarettes

More teens are using electronic cigarettes

(img1)Immunizations 73015

Town hall meeting about childhood vaccinations...

Virginia State Capitol

On Medicaid anniversary, Virginia Democrats...

Vinton holds weekly class teaching Tai Chi to seniors

Vinton seniors find their zen in an unlikely place

Fall sports cranking up means important reminders for parents

With fall sports starting up, a few important...

Miracle Treat Day raises money for sick children

Indulge in some ice cream to help our area's...

The importance of preventative pet care

Veterinarian: Preventative pet care can save...

Hometown-Health

Facebook campaign aims to promote heart health

WDBJ7.com

Virginia man's death blamed on flesh-eating...

Hepatitis C cases jump in Virginia

LewisGale doctor raises awareness about World...

Hometown-Health

Health Care Costs by year

Life sentence urged for CEO of peanut company...

What's in your sunscreen?

AppomattoxCounty

Spike in synthetic drug ODs concerns Appomattox...

School officials reminding parents to start...

Changes at Martinsville hospital provide more...

Consumer Reports gives laundry detergent thumbs down

Roanoke pediatrician talks about health...

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Concussion researcher to start training more...

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Swofford: ACC to have team medical observers...

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