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600 people in this area are expected to take part in a Cancer Prevention Study this week. The study from the American Cancer Society will help researchers better understand the genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that cause or prevent cancer....
Donating is one way people help in the fight. Now there's another way you can take part in the fight against cancer. A huge study is taking place and researchers need 300-thousand people and they hope at least 600 people in this region will sign up. Two...
Ovarian cancer patients are living longer, but the disease still haunts those diagnosed. Living with ovarian cancer for four years, she’s already beat the odds of a disease once called the Silent Killer. Alice Vogt lives in Bedford County with her...
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...
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/ReporterA cutting edge treatment for cancer is now available close to home. Carilion Roanoke Memorial is teaming up with Blue Ridge Cancer Care to offer a treatment that targets tumors in the liver while keeping healthy tissue in tact. Nerissa Tyeryar is a 30...
Tags: Cancer, Health, Human Body, Chemotherapy, Oncology
News 7 Sports ReporterUVA is just two days away from its match-up with Auburn in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl. The team got a chance to get out in the community, and visit Children's Healthcare of Atlanta on Thursday morning. The Cavaliers, including Coach London, met with kids...
Tags: Virginia Cavaliers, Cancer, Wii, Mike London, Chick-fil-A Bowl
A bicyclist from Florida is riding across America to raise awareness of bone marrow donation. And he stopped in Lexington on Saturday during a community festival. Henry Osti started his journey in San Francisco and will end in Yorktown, Virginia....
Tags: Florida, Human Body, Bone Marrow
Diabetes Mellitus. The data is startling, and it’s getting worse. According to the Centers for Disease Control, diabetes affects more than 25 million people in the U.S., or 8.3 percent of the population. It’s the seventh leading cause of...
ReporterThe American Red Cross has a constant need for blood donations. As we head into Thanksgiving and the holiday season, donation numbers typically go down each year. While individual donations are always accepted, Donor Days are an excellent...
Americans are becoming increasingly overweight or obese, exercising less, and eating unhealthy foods, according to the recently released results of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. The results show that 63.1% of adults in the U.S. were either...
WDBJ-TV Anchor/ReporterWinter weather doesn't just affect schools and churchs, it also affects the blood supply. As the snow fell outside Wednesday, the chairs inside the American Red Cross donor center on Church Avenue in Roanoke were empty. Every time a storm tracks up...
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