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Old operating rooms used to train future medical professionals in Roanoke

Complete strangers filled some of the operating rooms at Carilion's Roanoke Community Hospital Friday. Students from Carilion Clinic, Jefferson College of Health Sciences and Virginia Tech's…

Research day shows progress being made in patient care

Almost any doctor will tell you one of the most important things about medicine is evolving it. That’s exactly what Carilion Clinic, the Virginia Tech-Carilion Medical School and the Jefferson…

Achy bones and changing weather patterns

Can your bones or joints sense a storm coming hours or even days in advance?  Your body can be a great indicator of changes in the weather.

Happy feet and happy runners help with a healthy lifestyle

Get your feet moving because the second annual Halifax Happy Feet 5k is right around the corner.  

Centra Health planning to build new medical facility in Danville

The new building will be located at the corner of Piedmont Drive and Park Ave., near the Sam’s Club.

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Running group helping ignite Roanoke running scene

The group Run Roanoke is a great example of how getting active through running has become more popular in Southwest Virginia -- the home of the Blue Ridge Marathon.

Virginia pushing ahead with new veterans' centers

State officials are moving ahead with plans to build two new veteran health centers without waiting for federal government funding.

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State commission hosts public listening session about Alzheimer's, dementia

Members of a state commission are hosting a public listening session about Alzheimer's disease

Virginia gets involved in fight against Alzheimer s

Grant for Roanoke, Blacksburg farmers markets to increase sales to food stamp recipients

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is assisting Virginia farmers markets to increase sales to food stamp recipients.

Leap for Local Food receives 100 000 grant

Fit Friday: Wearable technology helps track fitness progress

The Blue Ridge Marathon is about a week away. For WDBJ7's seventh Fit Friday segment -- how wearable technology can help with fitness goals.

Fit Friday Bracelets apps can help with health goals

Salem VA Medical Center hires more than 30 new employees to help reduce wait times

The Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Salem says it is well on its way to reducing wait times for patients. WDBJ 7 sat down with director Dr. Miguel LaPuz Thursday afternoon to see how it is…

Salem VA looks to reduce wait times

Prostate cancer survivor prepares for the Blue Ridge Marathon

Endurance. The ability to keep going, when everything else is telling you to quit. That’s something long distance runner, Marion Childress, knows all about.

Pets bring smiles to patients at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital

It's no fun being in the hospital but there is something that brings smiles to patients faces.

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Go BLUE on 4/2

Thursday, April 2, is World Autism Awareness Day and the month of April is Autism Awareness Month.

Sunscreen should be worn on all skin tones

It's not about how hot it is outside, it's about how long you're exposed in the sun. Many people are going outdoors to enjoy the weather.

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After need arises, eating disorder outpatient program opens in Blacksburg

Needing to look good or fit in has long been a pressure from society. Sometimes the person feeling the pressure is also dealing with an eating disorder.

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Local florist builds aquaponics system

A well-known florist in southwest Virginia has a new hobby that he wants to share with others. Some of you may have heard of hydroponics. It's a way to cultivate plants in water. But what about…

Local florist builds aquaponics system in greenhouse

'In the Wake of Suicide': Family Service hosting Community Conversation about issue

Those at Family Service of Roanoke Valley and Carilion are hosting a Community Conversation about the issue of suicide.

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Franklin County is working to reduce radon levels in three schools

Franklin County says it's taking steps to lower the high levels of radon found in three of its schools.

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McAuliffe signs autism legislation

Governor Terry McAuliffe has signed legislation that should offer more help to Virginia families dealing with autism.

Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement Center hosting fundraiser on April 13

Old operating rooms used to train future...

Research day shows progress being made in...

Achy bones and changing weather patterns

Happy feet and happy runners help with a...

Centra Health logo

Centra Health planning to build new medical...

Running group helping ignite Roanoke running scene

Virginia flag

Virginia pushing ahead with new veterans' centers

Virginia gets involved in fight against Alzheimer s

State commission hosts public listening session...

Leap for Local Food receives 100 000 grant

Grant for Roanoke, Blacksburg farmers markets...

Fit Friday Bracelets apps can help with health goals

Fit Friday: Wearable technology helps track...

Salem VA looks to reduce wait times

Salem VA Medical Center hires more than 30 new...

Prostate cancer survivor prepares for the Blue...

Tiffany

Pets bring smiles to patients at Carilion...

Go BLUE on 4/2

sunscreen

Sunscreen should be worn on all skin tones

Altitude 040115

After need arises, eating disorder outpatient...

Local florist builds aquaponics system in greenhouse

Local florist builds aquaponics system

Hometown-Health

'In the Wake of Suicide': Family Service...

FranklinCounty

Franklin County is working to reduce radon...

Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement Center hosting fundraiser on April 13

McAuliffe signs autism legislation

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