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Anewly formed infectious disease clinic in Lynchburg, VA is bringing expert medical care to those in the area with hepatitis C. An estimated 3.2 million people in the United States have a chronic hepatitis C viral infection. Most of them don’t even...
WDBJ7 Anchor/ReporterBig hats, sunscreen It's that time of the year to begin thinking about how to protect yourself from the strong sun and skin cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, melanoma is the third most common skin cancer and the...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are trying to get more people tested for Hepatitis C. More than 4-million Americans are living with the disease, and most of them don't even know it. Saturday is Hepatitis Testing Day in the United States. ...
A fox in Lynchburg has tested positive for rabies. The fox was captured near an apartment complex in Lynchburg. The Virginia Department of Health is urging people not to feed wild animals because it could expose them to rabies. The agency would also...
ReporterIf you're not catching enough Z's, listen up! You may increase your risk of having a stroke. That's according to a new study by the University of Alabama. It found that working adults who routinely get less than six hours of sleep a night, are four times...
April is Autism Awareness Month. The Blue Ridge Autism and Awareness Center is a non-profit center that serves around 100 students and 13 local school districts. They do intensive therapy, called Applied Behavior Analysis. They are also planning to...
The fountain next to Hotel Roanoke was blue Monday night. It was World Autism Awareness Day and the city wanted to show its support. So the light that illuminates the fountain at the corner of Wells Avenue and Williamson Road was changed to blue. The...
Tags: Autism, Behavioral Conditions, Health
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...
ReporterLindsay and Tom McKinnon did their research before choosing a home birth over the hospital. They call the experience of a home birth "empowering". "It was very calm and peaceful and beautiful and we could work at our own pace with our midwife as a guide,...
ReporterSome big changes are coming to your child's school lunch. For the first time in 15 years, the government has made changes to school lunch nutritional guidelines. It means federal subsidized meals will now include more whole grains, fruits and...
Tags: Roanoke County, Schools, Foods and Beverages, Schools, Pizzas
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...
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...
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