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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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Botetourt County and Carilion see success with Life-Guard auto launch

The auto launch program immediately activates air ambulance helicopters for certain types of calls in the more rural parts of Botetourt County.

Hospice to reopen at Martinsville hospital

Legacy Hospice of the Piedmont-Martinsville will reopen a physical office on the first floor of the hospital on Monday.

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After re-zoning denial, group finds alternative use for mental health facility

Intercept Youth Services was denied the ability to turn old Advance Auto office building into inpatient facility

Intercept Youth Services makes new plans for building where zoning change was denied

What you need to know about preparing for retirement

A financially secure retirement requires a lot more planning than simply taking social security benefits.

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Central Virginia Training Center plans layoffs in advance of closing

Amherst County's largest employer will lose part of its staff this fall.

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WDBJ7 hosting urgent blood drive Monday

Community members are welcome and encouraged to donate blood to the Red Cross.

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What you need to know about social security and taxes

Here's a breakdown of some things you need to know when it comes to your social security benefits and taxes.

A social security number is key to thieves stealing identities
The importance of preventative pet care

Veterinarian: Preventative pet care can save...

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Facebook campaign aims to promote heart health

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

Hepatitis C cases jump in Virginia

LewisGale doctor raises awareness about World...

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Life sentence urged for CEO of peanut company...

What's in your sunscreen?

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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...

Botetourt County and Carilion see success with...

WDBJ7.com

Hospice to reopen at Martinsville hospital

Intercept Youth Services makes new plans for building where zoning change was denied

After re-zoning denial, group finds...

Planning for retirement

What you need to know about preparing for...

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Central Virginia Training Center plans layoffs...

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WDBJ7 hosting urgent blood drive Monday

A social security number is key to thieves stealing identities

What you need to know about social security and...

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Hepatitis C cases jump in Virginia

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