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WDBJ7 anchor/reporterH-I-V and AIDS is a battle a lot of people don't know they're fighting because they haven't been tested. That's why one group is trying to raise awareness and make outreach about the diseases more inviting. The Drop In Center devotes itself to...
Tags: Roanoke (Roanoke, Virginia), AIDS, Gonorrhea , HIV
The Virginia Board of Health has given final approval to strict new regulations that abortion-rights supporters claim would force most of Virginia's 20 abortion clinics to close. After Friday's 11-2 vote, some opponents of the regulations shouted...
10:30 p.m. update: We've spoken with a Virginia State Trooper who was on the scene of the crash. He says charges are pending against the driver. She had apparently lost control of her car and slammed into the guardrail. She was taken to the...
WDBJ-TV Anchor/ReporterWhen you think of allergies you probably think of sneezing and wheezing, but there's another type of allergy that's relatively new. It can make it painful to swallow. This allergy can affect your esophagus which is the tube that transports food to the...
Tags: Mayo Clinic, Asthma, Wheezing, Allergies
A federal grand jury has indicted four people in a 2009 salmonella outbreak linked to a Georgia peanut processing plant. The indictment unsealed Wednesday in federal court in Georgia charges four employees with Lynchburg-based Peanut Corp. of America....
On this Valentine's week news of a new heart procedure that's now being done at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Could it take the place of traditional open heart surgery? In some cases the answer is yes. As we age it's not uncommon to develop...
WDBJ-TV Anchor/ReporterIt's not very often that there's a new breakthrough in cancer treatment. But now there is. It's a new tool that can detect lung cancer early enough that it can be treated. The American Cancer Society is recommending all heavy smokers and former heavy...
WDBJ-TV Anchor/ReporterMost parents would do anything to protect their children, but many may not be protecting their children from one disease. An alarming statistic shows more children than ever before are being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. One in three new cases of Type...
A raccoon has tested positive for rabies in Danville. The raccoon was found on Westover Drive. The Virginia Department of Health asks pet owners to vaccinate their pets immediately. Rabies can be deadly to humans to animals and humans. Here is the...
OUR HEALTH: Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners are helping to meet the growing demand for primary care.Ten thousand Americans turn 65 every day, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. Not only is our population getting older, but it’s also growing at such a rate that by 2025 we will need an additional 52,000 family doctors. This...
WDBJ7 Senior Reporterbrightcove.createExperiences(); Police officers, parents, teachers, students, and others will join a handful of lawmakers and other state leaders in Richmond on Monday afternoon. It's the first meeting of the School Safety Task Force. WDBJ7 will...
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