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The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 13 people on drug-related charges following a six-month investigation. Six more suspects have been charged but have not been arrested yet. The Sheriff’s Office says the arrests include three...
A gray fox attacked a man and his puppy in Franklin County. It happened on Sunset Ridge Road in Rocky Mount on Sunday. The fox disappeared into the forest following the attack and hasn't been found. The puppy was too young to receive a rabies vaccine...
ReporterOpen enrollment for a popular Medicare program has been moved up by a month. Sign up for the Medicare Part D drug plan now starts on October 15 and runs through December 7. (Click here for more information on the drug plan.) That means seniors should...
Tags: Government Health Care, Medicare
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...
Virginia Tech is getting Blacksburg ready to face flu season. The school's Schiffert Health Center is having a walk-in seasonal flu vaccine clinic Tuesday. The clinic runs until 7:30 p.m. in the McComas Hall gym. Vaccines will be available in both...
Tags: Flu, Flu Vaccine, Vaccines, Diseases and Illnesses, Blacksburg
Many of us joke about “senior moments,” when the car keys seem to have vanished into thin air. Such lapses are typical for the aging brain; if there are more significant lapses and confusion, testing for Alzheimers may be in order (dementia is...
National Drug Facts Week serves as a reminder for parents to talk to their kids about the dangers of drug abuse.REPORTERDespite decades of being told to say "no" to drugs, America's children are too often still saying "yes." That's why anti-drug abuse education continues. The National Institute on Drug Abuse is holding its second annual National Drug Facts Week. It's...
Anchor/ReporterSweeping drug indictments in Wytheville were announced Friday dating back to an investigation that culminated in October. More than 20 people face a total of 60 charges for drug dealing. Meth, crack cocaine and pills are all allegedly involved. The...
Anchor/ReporterKeeping the athletes healthy at the Greenbrier is a tall order. But making sure thousands of fans are safe may be even tougher. It's all coordinated by a school at Virginia Tech, making this week one big classroom. For the thirty students from the Edward...
ReporterAt age 75, Shirley Duncan beat breast cancer. "They say I'm tough," she laughed. "They say I'm a tough cookie. Chemo was terrible, but radiation wasn't too bad," she said of the entire ordeal. Shirley has been cancer free for nearly two years....
20 years ago, Deborah Sensabaugh set aside her career as an award-winning journalist at a Rockbridge county newspaper, to spend more time at home with her daughter. Little did she realize, she'd be creating even more stories in the process. She...
A raccoon in Pittsylvania County has tested positive for rabies. Now, the Virginia Department of Health is warning residents of Hillside Road to vaccinate their animals. Rabies can be spread through a scratch or bite. The department of health is also...
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