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WDBJ7 Anchor/ReporterSchool's almost out, but now is the time to think about next school year - at least when it comes to seeing the doctor. Pediatricians are busy doing physicals and giving the required vaccinations for next school year. Dr. Robert Gard with Physicians...
Tags: Whooping Cough, Tetanus, Vaccines
WDBJ7 Multimedia JournalistJust one day after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced changes to the morning-after pill, many are asking themselves how young is too young? The pill, also known as Plan B One-Step, has always been a hot topic and many said the changes are...
WDBJ7 ReporterDressed in what looks like their Sunday best, family and friends pack into pews. The scene resembles a church. Normally, the Russell County Courthouse is all about dispensing justice, but this day is different and Judge Michael Moore, says it clearly so...
State agriculture officials are urging horse owners to keep their horses' vaccinations updated. Last year, there was only one confirmed case of West Nile Virus in horses and there were no cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis. But the Virginia...
Tags: West Nile Virus, Rabies, Vaccines
Two Radford men have been charged with running a methamphetamine lab. Investigators executed a search warrant Wednesday to a home on Fifth Street in Radford. Investigators say three people were participating in an active meth lab cook, and two of them...
reporterLush trees and budding flowers may signal the beginning of spring, but for others it's the start of allergy season. "Itchy watery eyes, sneezy, runny nose feeling like you've been hit by a Mac truck- that's very often allergies," explains Dr. Dane...
WDBJ7 Multimedia JournalistLancerlot Sports Complex in Vinton will host the Pet Health Fair on Saturday, April 13th, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Veterinarians and Pet Technicians will be on hand to answer questions, give rabies vaccines, and give demonstrations. The health fair...
WDBJ 7 Anchor/ReporterKindergarten registration begins Thursday for Roanoke City Public Schools, and in several other school districts. Registration is open to Roanoke children who will be five years old on or before September 30. Parents also have some homework to do. ...
On February 4, 2013, WDBJ7 broadcast a news story dealing with “pill mills” and the improper distribution of pain medications and other prescription drugs. During that report, the Beckley Treatment Center in Beckley, West Virginia, was...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefCentra has selected a new location for an expanded internal medicine practice in Lynchburg. Leaders of the regional health care system have signed a contract to purchase 7.9 acres off Nationwide Drive. A Centra spokesperson says the site offers easy...
A Riner man and woman are in jail and accused of operating a methamphetamine lab. Felicia Ann Lovern, 20, and William Bradley Burton, 32, are accused of running a meth lab out of their Scaggs Ford Road home. According to a news release investigators...
Tags: Methamphetamine (drug)
A raccoon has tested positive for rabies in Danville. The raccoon was found on Westover Drive. The Virginia Department of Health asks pet owners to vaccinate their pets immediately. Rabies can be deadly to humans to animals and humans. Here is the...
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