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WDBJ7 ReporterIt's a devastating disease that affects millions. Between 250 and 300 participants laced up their walking shoes to fight Alzheimer's Disease Sunday. The walk took place on the Radford University campus. Members of Alpha Kappa Psi, the Alzheimer's...
WDBJ-TV Anchor/ReporterMore than 25 hundred people will converge on downtown Roanoke Saturday morning to move their feet in the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure. With just hours to go before the race, Elmwood Park was a busy place Friday as the work went on to prepare for the...
A calf is the most recent animal to test positive for rabies in Pittsylvania County. Several animals in the past few months have been deemed rabid. On Monday the Virginia Department of Health announced that a calf tested positive in the Climax community...
Tags: Symptoms, Rabies, Human Body, Brain, Pittsylvania County
It was an Amazing Race of a different kind in one hometown. The first annual Muscular Distrophy Association Muscle Walk Amazing Race was held at the Green Ridge Recreation Center in Roanoke County Sunday afternoon. Families of MDA clients as well as...
A virus outbreak is threatening the health of dogs in Southwest Virginia. Distemper is a highly contageous airborne virus. It's symptoms include high fever, cough and vomiting. There have been several confirmed cases of canine distemper in Pulaski and...
Tags: Hospitals and Clinics, Symptoms, Rabies, Vaccines, Coughing
Dog owners beware: A rabid skunk was found at the dog park in Blacksburg. Health officials say the rabid skunk was killed by two dogs at the Blacksburg Dog Park on Tom's Creek Road, last weekend. It's the first confirmed rabies case in the New River...
Tags: Symptoms, Diseases and Illnesses, Rabies, Vaccines, Blacksburg
ReporterIt's a common sound these days inside the office. People coughing or sneezing. But the worst is still to come. The Centers for Disease Control predicts the peak of flu season will hit next month. The CDC is now airing two commercials encouraging people...
The House of Delegates has rejected a proposal to give parents information about a vaccine to prevent a virus that can lead to cervical cancer. Del. Chris Stolle of Virginia Beach offered the idea as an amendment to legislation repealing Virginia's...
The Virginia Department of Health says pertussis, or better known as whooping cough, is making a comeback. The Department of Health says cases in Virginia have doubled since 2007, and in the western part of the state reported cases have tripled between...
The Virginia House of Delegates has passed legislation repealing a requirement that girls receive a vaccine to prevent a virus that can cause cervical cancer. State law mandates the human papillomavirus, or HPV, vaccination before girls reach sixth...
As a growing number of Americans join the ranks of the disabled in this country, the number of people in need of assistance from service animals climbs as well. The number of Americans with a disability rose 7.7 percent, or by 3.4 million people, to...
WDBJ-TV Anchor/ReporterIt's been nearly three decades since HIV and AIDS first came to light in the United States. Despite the awareness, the number of cases in this region is going up instead of down in recent years. "We've seen a spike in the HIV incident rates in the city...
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