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'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

Bedford County plant lands contract to produce new vaccine for military use

A new drug that's helping the military curb a major health concern is being produced in our region.

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Virginia Tech calls for safety improvements from hockey helmet manufacturers

32 hockey helmets were tested over a period of three years at Virginia Tech. The helmets were tested and ranked on their ability to help prevent concussions for hockey players, both young and…

Virginia Tech research looks at hockey helmet safety

Hockey helmets not very good at preventing concussions, according to Virginia Tech research

Just one of the 32 hockey helmets tested by Virginia Tech researchers received three stars on its five-star rating scale. The ratings are the first of their kind for hockey helmets.

Counseling is available for Roanoke County crew working Noah Thomas case

There are services in place Roanoke County for their crews coping with the discovery of Noah Thomas’s body. WDBJ7 spoke with the chaplain for Roanoke County Fire and Rescue

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American Cancer Society partners with NASCAR race team in Martinsville

There will be an important message turning laps at Martinsville this weekend.

Can effects of a woman's smoking be seen on an unborn child's face?

One Salem doctor talks about smoking and pregnancy after 4-D pictures show a fetus in a smoking mother versus a non-smoker

Kaine sees "reason to be hopeful" for more improvements in veterans' care

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine says he is grateful the Department of Veterans Affairs is making a change that should help more rural veterans receive medical care.

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LewisGale Medical Center physician dies

Dr. Patton B. Saul, a physician at LewisGale Medical Center, has died.

Woman is first in country to receive lifesaving heart device

A woman in New York is the first person in the country to get a lifesaving heart device.

Woman first person in U S to get life-saving heart device

Joe Gibbs' son being treated for 'brain function' issues

Joe Gibbs Racing President J.D. Gibbs is undergoing treatment for "symptoms impacting areas of brain function."

Report: Arlington County is Virginia's healthiest locality

A new report ranks Arlington County as Virginia's healthiest while Tazewell County is considered the least healthiest.

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Membership rises at local gym for the first quarter

We're almost done with first quarter of the year, but that doesn't mean people are done with their New Year's resolution to stay in the gym.

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UPDATE: Raccoon tests positive for rabies in Pittsylvania County

Local animals have tested positive for rabies, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

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NASCAR's Brian Vickers out 3 months, but hopes to return

Brian Vickers will be sidelined for at least three months while the NASCAR driver is taking blood thinners.

Floyd County girl battling stage 4 cancer

There's a little girl in Floyd County who's fighting the biggest battle of her young life.

Fit Friday: Swimming great cross training for Blue Ridge Marathon

For this Fit Friday, WDBJ7 explores swimming as a good cross training option.

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Smart phone bidding is new at this year's Denim and Diamonds Gala

The Silent Auction takes on a whole new twist at this years Star City Denim and Diamonds Gala to benefit JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) at the Shenandoah Club in Roanoke.

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'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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Bedford County plant lands contract to produce...

Virginia Tech research looks at hockey helmet safety

Virginia Tech calls for safety improvements...

Hockey helmets not very good at preventing...

Counseling

Counseling is available for Roanoke County crew...

American Cancer Society partners with NASCAR...

Can effects of a woman's smoking be seen on an...

Tim Kaine with Washington backdrop

Kaine sees "reason to be hopeful" for more...

LewisGale Medical Center physician dies

Woman first person in U S to get life-saving heart device

Woman is first in country to receive lifesaving...

Joe Gibbs' son being treated for 'brain...

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Report: Arlington County is Virginia's...

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Membership rises at local gym for the first...

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UPDATE: Raccoon tests positive for rabies in...

NASCAR's Brian Vickers out 3 months, but hopes...

Floyd County girl battling stage 4 cancer

Fit Friday

Fit Friday: Swimming great cross training for...

Smart phone bidding is new at this year's Denim...

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American Cancer Society partners with race team

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