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WDBJ7 ReporterCould you trade your favorite soda for water? That's the challenge health advocates in Virginia are issuing today. The "Rev Your Bev" sponsored by Y Street and the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth asked people to throw out their sugary drinks and...
Tags: Heart Disease, Diabetes
WDBJ7 ReporterLose weight, stay healthy and lower the pregnancy rate. That's the goal of a new partnership in Danville. The city's Parks and Recreation department and the Danville Regional Medical Center are now combining expertise to promote health and wellness....
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...
Tags: General Practitioners, Immigration, Asthma, HIV, Osteoporosis
WDBJ-TV Anchor/ReporterInside the greenhouse at the Salem Veteran's Administration Medical Center you won't just find flowers growing. You'll find people healing. At this time of year the greenhouse is filled with poinsettias. They're red, ivory, and pink. Some are striped....
A new survey of our region shows the biggest health care challenges we face right now. A community health assessment team unveiled its findings of a year long survey Wednesday evening at Roanoke's Higher Education Center. It found that the top two...
Darrell Laurant, the Lynchburg News & Advance columnist, writer, and author, suffered a stroke on June 8. This is his story, written especially for Our Health. In its most common usage, the word "stroke" conjures images that are smooth and gentle --...
Update: 2:55pm -- WDBJ 7 just spoke with the Giles County Sheriff. He says that Mr. Carland has been found. He's safe and back at home. ----------------------------------------- The Giles County Sheriff's Department is asking for your help in...
WDBJ-TV Anchor/ReporterDay five withour power and in one Roanoke neighborhood there's no question this heat is hurting and patience is running out. A tree is uprooted and now sits on top of one home on 19th Street in the Hurt Park neighborhood. Shantell English lives in...
WDBJ7 ReporterOur country faces a critical shortage of doctors. And a school in the New River Valley is trying to do something about it. The Osteopathic Medical School in Blacksburg now has two campuses and a record number of graduates, and some of them are about to...
ReporterThese days Bibleway Cathedral in Danville is not only focused on parishioners' faith but also their health. "If you wanna get a message out to the community tell it to the church," says nurse Louise L. Cooper. On Tuesday, a free blood pressure screening...
Tags: Health, Breast Cancer, Weight, Obesity, Cancer
ReporterIf you're not catching enough Z's, listen up! You may increase your risk of having a stroke. That's according to a new study by the University of Alabama. It found that working adults who routinely get less than six hours of sleep a night, are four times...
We all suffer in hot weather. However, for elderly and disabled people and those with chronic health conditions such as vascular disease or diabetes, the weather does not have to hit 100 degrees to cause heat stress or even deadly heat stroke. As we age,...
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