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Health professionals make assisted living conversations easier for Martinsville, Henry County seniorsWDBJ7 ReporterWhen should seniors start thinking about assisted living? As you get older, doctors keep a closer check on your health. But it's usually up to you and your family to decide when the right time is to start looking at assisted living. Every month...
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...
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...
ReporterA proposed rehab facility for aging adults is one step closer to becoming reality. But Roanoke County is added some rules. Friendship Retirement Community wants to build a short term rehab facility off Starkey Road. The company insists it's not a...
WDBJ7 ReporterShoppingtherapy is just what the doctor ordered in Martinsville. A nursing home is helping its residents cope with holiday blues by bringing the store to them. Residents are given five fake dollars and pick up gifts like clothes, candy or soap. It's a...
If you live near Lynchburg, you may be eligible for a free flu shot. The Central Virginia Health District and the Lynchburg Fire Department is teaming up to give out 400 free flu shots from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 20. The shots will be given out at...
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...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefThe sweltering heat is no place to recover from major heart surgery. That's why June Connelly came to Thomas Road Baptist Church. "They met me, practically at the door, and took me in," Connelly said. "They've just been so wonderful." Connelly is 81...
Don't expect too much of Wednesday's resumption of a rump session of the General Assembly convened to draft a new two-year budget for the state. Talks between Senate Democrats and Republicans who quarreled throughout the 60-day regular session that...
A Virginia contractor is facing up to 23 years in prison and $500,000 in fines after pleading guilty to participating in a scheme to steer contracts to his company. The Justice Department says Gary Johns of Salem conspired to direct contracts for him for...
AP Political WriterGov. Bob McDonnell's new budget ends hundreds of millions of dollars in inflation allowances for health care and non-classroom public school programs and dramatically scales back pre-kindergarten programs. The two-year spending blueprint he's presenting...
WDBJ-TV Anchor/ReporterIn the final months of life, hospice is a huge help for a patient and a patient's family. Hospice team members come to a person's house or to a nursing home or assited living center. The team is made up of a nurse, a nurses aide, a social worker and...
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