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Most people who work in healthcare are heroes in their own right, but some exhibit a special kind of heroism. Some practice their craft under horrid circumstances, even under the threat of gunfire from an armed enemy army, and a few of those are honored...
First thing: Anyone can get skin cancer, and they get it from the UV, or ultraviolet rays of the sun as well as sun lamps and tanning booths. Light-skinned, fair-haired and light-eyed people do have a greater risk, but dark-skinned people get it as well....
WDBJ7 anchor/reporterThe Food and Drug Administration hopes new regulations on sunscreen labels will better educate consumers and help protect against skin cancer. Many of us have a collection of sunscreen products in our homes. But are we using the right products that...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefNatalie Lombardo likes to fix things. "It's part of my personality," said Lombardo, a Lynchburg College senior. "I like to care for people." When choosing a career, medicine seemed like a natural fit. "My mom is in the medical field and my dad is...
A $5 million gift from a Washington-area financier and his wife will help double the enrollment in the clinical nurse leader's program at the University of Virginia School of Nursing. The gift announced this week is from Bill Conway and his wife,...
WDBJ-TV Anchor/ReporterA new rehabilitation center is opening soon in Salem, but step inside and you almost feel like you're at a hotel. Each of the 48 patient rooms is equipped with wireless Internet and a 42 inch flat screen television. The center also has room service...
A nursing home in South Boston is closing, but it’s not clear when or why. South Boston Manor administrator Donald Liegey confirmed that the nursing home will close. Liegey said that he has not heard from the owners of the nursing home as to why...
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Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefCentra has selected a new location for an expanded internal medicine practice in Lynchburg. Leaders of the regional health care system have signed a contract to purchase 7.9 acres off Nationwide Drive. A Centra spokesperson says the site offers easy...
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...
George Washington University and Virginia's Community Colleges are making it easier for community college nursing students to pursue bachelor's degrees in nursing. An agreement signed Monday will allow students at any of the state's community colleges...
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...
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