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Tuesday, May 7 I truly hope you were able to catch "Susan's Story," either last night at 6 or today on WDBJ 7 Mornin'. Susan Bahorich bravely shared her personal struggle with ovarian cancer. I am so proud of her for being open and honest with what she is...
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...
Tags: Health Treatments, Massage Therapy, First Aid, Vaccines, Rabies
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. ...
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...
If you live near Lynchburg, you may be eligible for a free flu shot. The Central Virginia Health District and the Lynchburg Fire Department is teaming up to give out 400 free flu shots from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 20. The shots will be given out at...
WDBJ 7 Anchor/ReporterKids are back in school, but they might be bringing home more than just books and papers. They may also be bringing home colds. Local pediatricians say they're already busy this school year. Dr. John Moore is with Carilion Pediatric Medicine. He...
Multimedia JournalistThere will be a rabies vaccination clinic at the SPCA conducted by Dr. Eric Lorens of The Pet Clinic of Rocky Mount on Saturday, September 8th, from 9 a.m. to noon. One and three years rabies vaccinations will be available as well as Distemper...
“For those students who are beginning school for the first time, one of the most important aspects is to help the student understand that school is fun and exciting,” says Chuck Lionberger, APR, Community Relations Specialist for Roanoke...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Parenting, Family, Diabetes, MMR Vaccine
WDBJ-TV Anchor/ReporterWhen you think of vaccinations you may think of children but adults need their shots too. "We've had kids hospitalized at Carilion Clinic Children's Hospital this year with pertussis," said Dr. Colleen Kraft, professor of pediatrics at Virginia Tech...
WDBJ7 Intern ReporterIt's that time of the year when mosquitoes are everywhere. And did you know one bite to a horse can potentially be deadly? A vaccination could be the difference between life and death. Meet Raeann Foster's pride and joy, Bart. Bart is a 30-year-old...
It seems we heard of more and more rabies cases this summer, but are the numbers up? We decided to find the answer. It was this past June when Kelly Dillon Hodges was bitten by a fox while at home in Franklin County. The fox bit her leg and would not...
The House of Delegates has rejected a proposal to give parents information about a vaccine to prevent a virus that can lead to cervical cancer. Del. Chris Stolle of Virginia Beach offered the idea as an amendment to legislation repealing Virginia's...
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