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Surgeon General: Skin cancer a public health crisis

With cancer cases sky-rocketing, Acting Surgeon General Dr. Boris Lushniak issued a call to action on Tuesday to prevent the disease.

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Roanoke insurance broker weighs in on Affordable Care Act so far

Says the vast majority of individual policyholders extended existing plans

FREE mammograms still available for Roanoke and Christiansburg dates

Every year more than one million women worldwide are diagnosed with breast cancer, and one department store chain is fighting to change that.

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New vending machine encourages employees, patients to eat healthier

Carilion Clinic is the new owner of a vending machine aimed at getting patients and employees to eat healthier. The hospital is the first health care provider in Virginia to have the touch…

New vending machine encourages customers to eat healthier

Virginia Tech student-trainer donates scholarship to honor his dad

Josh Chambers is a student-trainer on the Virginia Tech men's basketball team. Wherever he's needed, that's where he is. The hours are long and the grind can be gross.

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Official cause of death ruled in mysterious death of Snowville mother and daughter

We now know the official cause of death of the Snowville mother and daughter who mysteriously died in April.

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Virginians to get $9 million in insurance refunds under Affordable Care Act

Nearly $9 million in refunds from insurance companies are headed to 104,000 consumers in Virginia.

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Virginia honey bee deaths higher than national average

Virginia continues to see steep honey bee colony losses.

Appeals court in Virginia upholds health care subsidies

A federal appeals court in Virginia has upheld tax subsidies for low- and middle-income people who buy insurance under the Obama administration's health care reform law.

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EPA: Covington, Narrows, Lynchburg, Montgomery County among most toxic in states

Buchanan residents were exposed to more than a million pounds of toxic air pollutants in 2012, according to an Environmental Protection Agency report.

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Blood and platelet donors needed now

The Red Cross is in urgent need of donors.

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New Virginia mental health panel has first meeting

Virginia lawmakers are promising a top-to-bottom review of the state's mental health system with the goal of making it a model for the rest of the country.

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Gardening offers mental, physical health benefits

Gardens can make your lawn look great. But research shows that kind of yard work can make you feel great, too.

Garden Week Virginia Tech offers horticulture classes

Galax middle school girl represents Virginia in Kids State Dinner

Galax middle school student Sophie Haga took part in the Kids State Dinner on Friday.

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Renegade researcher designs machine to strengthen head and neck

Ask any coach and they will tell you it's their responsibility to do whatever they can to keep their players safe on the field. WDBJ7 New River Valley reporter Orlando Salinas has a story about…

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Virginia training center families applaud recent action by lawmakers

Federal lawmakers are intervening to stop Virginia's training centers from shutting down.

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Virginia congressmen ask McAuliffe to keep centers for disabled open

Eight Virginia congressmen are asking Gov. Terry McAuliffe to slow the closing of state residential centers for the disabled.

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STICKER STORIES: Martinsville woman's sticker is a call to action

Dawn Moser wants you to know that "chics fight"

Fathers First releases music video to help recruit new dads

A local organization is looking for men with either a son or daughter. Total Action for Progress, or TAP, heads up Fathers First in the Roanoke Valley and now the group is trying to reach out…

Music video used to help recruit new dads to program

CDC includes gay community in new health study

For the first time in nearly 60 years, a national health survey from the CDC includes questions about sexual orientation. The agency wants to know if it influences health patterns.

CDC survey includes questions about sexual orientation
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Surgeon General: Skin cancer a public health...

Roanoke insurance broker weighs in on...

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FREE mammograms still available for Roanoke and...

New vending machine encourages customers to eat healthier

New vending machine encourages employees,...

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Virginia Tech student-trainer donates...

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Official cause of death ruled in mysterious...

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Virginians to get $9 million in insurance...

Virginia honey bee deaths higher than national...

Court ruling

Appeals court in Virginia upholds health care...

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EPA: Covington, Narrows, Lynchburg, Montgomery...

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Blood and platelet donors needed now

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New Virginia mental health panel has first meeting

Garden Week Virginia Tech offers horticulture classes

Gardening offers mental, physical health benefits

Healthy Lunchtime Challenge winner

Galax middle school girl represents Virginia in...

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Renegade researcher designs machine to...

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Virginia training center families applaud...

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Virginia congressmen ask McAuliffe to keep...

STICKER STORIES: Martinsville woman's sticker...

Music video used to help recruit new dads to program

Fathers First releases music video to help...

CDC survey includes questions about sexual orientation

CDC includes gay community in new health study

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