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WDBJ7 ReporterParamedics in Southern Virginia are reviving hearts with hands-free CPR. "You just turn it on. Adjust it down to the patient and hit the button," it's as simple as that, explained J. D. Motley, a paramedic with the Danville Life Saving Crew. The...
Danville Newsroom ChiefIt's slogan sounded promising, 'Teaching Tomorrow's Health Care Professionals Today". Now its doors are closed and there's no sign of teachers. Students paid hundreds, in some cases thousands of dollars up front. Classes were supposed to start in...
ReporterMichael Presgraves never thought he would use his military training at home. He returned from a year long tour in Afghanistan in May and a few weeks ago he was honorably discharged from the army. His skills were put to the test last Sunday. "It was the...
The Speedwell Fire Department will re-open on September 10, Wythe County officials announced Thursday. The Wythe County officials voted to dissolve the department on August 15 over organization and training concerns. The Wythe County Board of...
Tags: Local Government, Fires, First Aid
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 Intern ReporterStudents from across the Roanoke Valley are getting an inside look at what goes into working in the medical field. Earlier today, our WDBJ7 camera caught up with students as they take part in Camp Carilion Clinic in Roanoke. From CPR training to...
A two-year-old is in critical condition after nearly drowning in a pool in Pittsylvania County. Saturday night, paramedics were called to a home in the 200 block of Marlin Road. That's in the 58-West community. Family there said they lost track of the...
Tags: Pittsylvania County
WDBJ7 Anchor/ReporterUsually it's parents who come to the rescue of their kids, but in this case that role was reversed. Had it not been, a family in Franklin County would've been minus one very important member. "I grabbed this spoon and I just ran in there," says Whitney...
Tags: Heart Attack
Multimedia JournalistCardiopulmonary Resuscitation, more commonly known as CPR, is something we've all heard of but in an emergency would you know how to do it? According to the American Red Cross, at least one member in your household should know how to do CPR....
The American Red Cross just launched an app that features first-aid and safety tips that may help in an unexpected situation. Although smartphones allow you to do anything from catching the latest headlines to video chatting, it could now help you save...
Weekend Anchor/ReporterWDBJ7 has learned several pets that lived in those apartments, with their owners, made it out alive, thankfully! WDBJ7 viewers sent in images of dogs and cats being rescued by firefighters. Some of them had to be treated with oxygen right away. More...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefWhen most of us call 911, we have to wait for an ambulance or a fire truck to arrive before getting medical help. Lynchburg 911 dispatchers have been trained to offer lifesaving treatment over the phone. When you call 911 in the Hill City, a...
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