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WDBJ 7 Anchor/ReporterApril is Autism Awareness Month, and it touches so many families in our country. Just last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revised the numbers of affected children to as many as one in 50. The Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement...
WDBJ7 Anchor/ReporterThree Salem gynecologists are facing a $1,000 fine for sterilizing medical tools in a dishwasher. They are: Doctors' John Harding, Christopher Keeley and William Walsh. All three are affiliated with LewisGale Physicians. The Virginia Board of...
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ReporterSix months after an outbreak of fungal meningitis that killed dozens of people and sickened hundreds more, many patients are still recovering. Nancy Goodfellow is one of them. The Roanoke County resident is feeling better these days, but after...
A federal grand jury has indicted four people in a 2009 salmonella outbreak linked to a Georgia peanut processing plant. The indictment unsealed Wednesday in federal court in Georgia charges four employees with Lynchburg-based Peanut Corp. of America....
Thursday is national black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, and Roanoke is taking part in it. The Drop-In Center is hosting a National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. The Drop-In Center is located at 356 Campbell Avenue in downtown...
WDBJ7 Anchor/ReporterA lot of you swear you'd never drive drunk, but you are probably guilty of doing something else that is just as dangerous if not more. The Centers for Disease Control reveals one out of every 24 adult drivers admits to recently falling asleep behind...
In early September, an alert healthcare worker in Tennessee discovered that her ill patient had fungus in their spinal fluid. Within a matter of days, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) were involved, and an...
It's being called one of the worst flu outbreaks in history. The Centers for Disease Control says the flu can spread by personal contact and certain strains can even be airborne. Virginia is one of 29 states seeing record numbers of flu and complaints...
Tags: Holidays, Symptoms, Flu, Diseases and Illnesses, Flu Vaccine
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...
reporterAt Doctors Express in Roanoke, it has already started. "We had a couple cases of the flu about a month ago. And in the past week, actually just yesterday, we had 3-more cases," says Dr Serge Depret-Guillaume. The flu virus is alive and well, and this...
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