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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, Diabetes
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefFrom the moment a new baby arrives, the worry begins for a mother. "You come home and you're just like 'okay, now it's my responsibility to take care of them. What do I do?'," said Amy Carr, a Lynchburg mother who just delivered her second child this...
reporterOne foot in front of another -to raise awareness of a devastating condition. Saturday morning, hundreds came out for the annual heartwalk at Roanoke County's Greenhill Park. The event sponsored by the American Heart Association works to prevent, treat...
Gov. Bob McDonnell has signed an executive order establishing a panel to help develop a plan to screen babies for a life-threatening heart defect. The governor says almost four in 1,000 newborns in Virginia are diagnosed each year with one of the defects...
Virginia Tech has established a new Center for Drug Discovery to work on research that could lead to new treatments for cancer, cardiovascular disease and other illnesses. Professor David Kingston will be the center's director, and faculty members...
Tags: Virginia Tech, Health, Cancer, Diseases and Illnesses
Gov. Bob McDonnell has vetoed at least seven bills passed by the 2012 General Assembly and amended dozens more. One of the amendments would allow cities, counties and towns to phase in 5 percent pay raises that teachers and local employees will have to...
Coroner's officials have ruled Whitney Houston died by drowning, but heart disease and cocaine use were contributing factors. The announcement Thursday ends weeks of speculation about what killed the Grammy-winning singer on Feb. 11. Houston was found...
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WDBJ7 Anchor/ReporterYour mind may be on heart-shaped boxes of chocolate this Valentine's Day, but most doctors will tell that's not the heart that needs your attention. February is Heart month. Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans. The Centers for Disease...
REPORTERA new study offers parents more reasons to watch what their kids eat. Swedish researchers tracked over two thousand boys and girls. They found those who are obese at the age of four are more likely to develop asthma and allergies by the time they're...
Tags: Obesity, Allergies, Hospitals and Clinics, Asthma, Health
Diabetes Mellitus. The data is startling, and it’s getting worse. According to the Centers for Disease Control, diabetes affects more than 25 million people in the U.S., or 8.3 percent of the population. It’s the seventh leading cause of...
WDBJ-TV Anchor/ReporterYou've probably heard that cholesterol levels and blood pressure can indicate your risk of heart attack or stroke. But now there are at least two newer tests perhaps more important than cholesterol level that can help a doctor see just how likely it...
REPORTERIf you haven't yet scheduled your flu shot, or one for your children, now is the time. Dr. John Moore with Carilion Pediatric Associates says there should be plenty of flu vaccine to go around this year, even though there have been vaccine shortages in...
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