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WDBJ7 Intern ReporterThis is a big day for the first group of medical students at Carilion's Virginia Tech School of Medicine. It's a day that these students have waited for. On Monday, students from Carilion's Virginia Tech School of Medicine begin clerkships inside...
Nurse's assistant pleads guilty to stealing wedding bands from patients at Virginia Veterans Care CenterA nurse's assistant from Ferrum pleaded guilty in Roanoke City Court for her role in stealing wedding bands from elderly patients at the Virginia Veterans Care Center and then selling them. As part of a plea agreement, Ashley Sweeney pleaded guilty to...
Tags: Punishment, Trials, Crimes, Theft, Crime, Law and Justice
ReporterDuring Memorial Day services at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, a special tribute was held for flight nurses. They cared for wounded soldiers as they were evacuated by air from Omaha Beach, just after D-Day. There were only 500 of these types of...
Multimedia JournalistSurgeons all over the country get hands on training inside of an 18-wheeler. Covidien is traveling across the country in a mobile operating room. It's an 85-foot tractor trailer and inside is a training center with six stations. Surgeons,...
WDBJWhen nurses and doctors at Franklin Memorial Hospital stopped delivering babies last year, mom's had to drive miles and miles, until now. Inside an old brick house on South Main Street in Rocky Mount, Summer Swanson gave birth to Levi Judah May 22nd. The...
Tags: Nursing, Health, Pregnancy and Childbirth
ReporterA registered nurse in Roanoke is on a mission, literally. Eugenia Lindsey is getting ready for a possible mission trip to Vietnam in a few months. She's encouraging more healthcare professionals from our region to take part in mission work around the...
Tags: Haiti, Health, Haiti Earthquake (2010)
A healing technique that has been used for many years in hospitals but gained widespread attention in the field of sports medicine is now making waves among oral surgeons and their patients. In Central Virginia, the technique is being used in at least one...
WDBJ-TV Anchor/ReporterColette Johnson was born with cataracts and declared blind. She underwent surgery as a child which helped slightly, but Johnson was still considered legally blind. "Reading has always been a struggle," Johnson said. Johnson sought out help more than...
Tags: Diabetes, Blindness, Health, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration
ReporterA teen from the African nation of Zambia has feet that are size 17 but after two surgeries, his feet will be about size 13. Anderson Mambwe suffers from a condition similar to Elephantiasis. Our cameras were there when Anderson was baptized at St John...
Tags: Zambia, Health, Lymphatic filariasis
WDBJ7 ReporterThis is just what the doctor ordered; occupational therapy, speech therapy, and physical therapy all under one roof. Rehabilitation services that were once spread throughout Danville and Pittslyvania County will now be in a one stop health and wellness...
WDBJ7 Anchor/ReporterChild psychologist and syndicated columnist John Rosemond says parents should stop listening to people like him. Rosemond spoke Tuesday morning at Faith Christian School in Roanoke County. He is known for his humorous, yet sound parenting advice in...
Tags: Psychologists, Health, Family
WDBJ-TV Anchor/ReporterThey look like any ordinary pair of glasses. They are anything but that. "This has what we call the wow factor," said Dr. Mac Scothorn, an optometrist with Vistar Eye Center in Roanoke. He's talking about something called Empower glasses, developed by...
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