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WDBJ7 Anchor/ReporterPeople are still talking about Saturday's Blue Ridge Marathon. This year's marathon was especially significant because it was the first following the bombings at the Boston Marathon just one week ago. Blue Ridge Marathon organizers are calling the...
reporterLush trees and budding flowers may signal the beginning of spring, but for others it's the start of allergy season. "Itchy watery eyes, sneezy, runny nose feeling like you've been hit by a Mac truck- that's very often allergies," explains Dr. Dane...
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...
Pharmacies in Roanoke, New River Valley, Martinsville, Lynchburg either out of or low on flu vaccineReporterThis flu season will be one for the record books. Some locations in our area have run out of the vaccine and those that still have a supply can barely keep it in stock. At the Downhome Pharmacy in Botetourt County, business is booming. The owner...
WDBJ-TV Anchor/ReporterThis Saturday you can get some medical tests for FREE. Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem is offering blood pressure and cholesterol screenings. They're also doing vision, glaucoma, and diabetes testing as well as checking hearing and...
reporter"Our message today to Congress, don't throw wind off the fiscal cliff," says Sarah Bucci, Environment Virginia. The clock is ticking and this group doesn't want to be caught under the buzzer. Explains Bucci, "Incentives are benefits in place to build...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefEvery minute counts during an emergency, but people living in northern Pittsylvania County usually waste those minutes driving. The closest emergency rooms are almost an hour away. Priscilla Cook and Karen Moore make regular trips to Lynchburg General...
Dr. Burton agrees that cost issues are a major difference between ER treatment and urgent care options. “There is a substantial price difference, but it depends upon the medical problem and what level of treatment is required before you can make...
“For those students who are beginning school for the first time, one of the most important aspects is to help the student understand that school is fun and exciting,” says Chuck Lionberger, APR, Community Relations Specialist for Roanoke...
WDBJ7 InternLiam Paxton used to be allergic to eggs, until he started eating them. He's one of eight percent of children in the nation with some sort of food allergy. Paxton is also allergic to tree nuts and peanuts. His mother, Kelly, took him to Dr. Thomas...
WDBJ-TV Anchor/ReporterEvery year when the bell rings on the first day of school some children are turned away. The reason: they don't have their required immunizations and physical exam completed. That's why along with the pencils and notebooks parents must make sure their...
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...
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