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WDBJ7 ReporterCould you trade your favorite soda for water? That's the challenge health advocates in Virginia are issuing today. The "Rev Your Bev" sponsored by Y Street and the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth asked people to throw out their sugary drinks and...
Tags: High Blood Pressure, Heart Disease
WDBJ7 Anchor/ReporterInside the Carter's house, it's much happier these days. A year ago, it was a different story. "I would probably say it was one of the worst days of my life," says David Carter. For more than 20 years, David has suffered from Type 1 diabetes, but he...
The support of Advance Auto Parts for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is about a lot of money and much more. 25 million Americans have incurable type 1 diabetes. Former CEO of Advance Auto Parts Nick Taubman has helped ensure the company's...
WDBJ7 Anchor/ReporterIt is the seventh leading cause of death. Diabetes, whether Type 1 or Type 2 can be extremely dangerous. But in the case of Type 1, the University of Virginia is a major player when it comes to making it more manageable. With millions in funding from...
Less than a week ago, Roanoke's only Fortune 500 company reported another slight dip in profit for it's latest quarter. But the results from Advance Auto Parts still beat out Wall Street expectations. WDBJ7 caught up with the company's CEO to ask him...
WDBJ-TV Anchor/ReporterMost parents would do anything to protect their children, but many may not be protecting their children from one disease. An alarming statistic shows more children than ever before are being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. One in three new cases of Type...
OUR HEALTH: Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners are helping to meet the growing demand for primary care.Ten thousand Americans turn 65 every day, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. Not only is our population getting older, but it’s also growing at such a rate that by 2025 we will need an additional 52,000 family doctors. This...
Pharmacies in Roanoke, New River Valley, Martinsville, Lynchburg either out of or low on flu vaccineReporterThis flu season will be one for the record books. Some locations in our area have run out of the vaccine and those that still have a supply can barely keep it in stock. At the Downhome Pharmacy in Botetourt County, business is booming. The owner...
WDBJ-TV Anchor/ReporterThis Saturday you can get some medical tests for FREE. Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem is offering blood pressure and cholesterol screenings. They're also doing vision, glaucoma, and diabetes testing as well as checking hearing and...
WDBJ7 Multimedia JournalistNovember is National Pet Diabetes Month. Diabetes is a common disease in both cats and dogs. If left untreated, diabetes can be life threatening. Diabetes is manageable and if detected early enough, pets with the disease can live a normal life when...
Tags: Diseases and Illnesses, Symptoms, Pets
WDBJ-TV Anchor/ReporterPeople with Type One Diabetes have to manage their disease every day. They're tied to insulin pumps and blood sugar monitors. But one local woman is taking part in clinical research she hopes will one day give more freedom to people with diabetes. "I...
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