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  • 12-year-old accidentally kills little brother in Franklin Co.

    12-year-old accidentally kills little brother in Franklin Co.

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:24:35 GMT
    The Franklin County Sheriff's Office says a 12-year-old year boy accidentally killed his 7-year-old brother. Deputies received a 911 call about shots fired on Tuesday, April 21 stat 11:46 a.m.
    The Franklin County Sheriff's Office says a 12-year-old year boy accidentally killed his 7-year-old brother. Deputies received a 911 call about shots fired on Tuesday at 11:46 a.m.
  • UPDATE: Police say no indicators Greenway shooting victim knew suspect

    UPDATE: Police say no indicators Greenway shooting victim knew suspect

    UPDATE: Police say no indicators Greenway shooting victim knew suspect

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-04-21 21:38:24 GMT
    According to Roanoke City Police a shooting suspect is at large after one person was shot on the Roanoke River Greenway near the Ramada Inn on Franklin Road. Police say the victim has non-life threatening injuries. The call came in around 8:55.
    According to Roanoke City Police a shooting suspect is at large after one person was shot on the Roanoke River Greenway near the Ramada Inn on Franklin Road. Police say the victim has non-life threatening injuries. The call came in around 8:55.
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Mythbuster Monday Video included

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Myth: 8 glasses of water a day is enough for hydration. More>>

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute Develops New Cancer Research Initiative Video included

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Virginia Tech Carilion Research Insititue brings in millions of research dollars to the Roanoke Valley. More>>

VCOM Makes a Difference Video included

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The economy and rural communities are benefiting from more than 10 years since the first class began at the VCOM in Blacksburg. According to research from National Center for Rural Health Works, the total VCOM economic impact for Virginia from June 2011 to June 2012 was $119,971,273. Here's a break down $1,312,650 in visitor spending $35,842,137 in student spending $ More>>

Healthy Roanoke Valley Making Progress Video included

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Healthy Roanoke Valley has a new look to go along with the same healthy mission to make change happen. There are 57 different community groups working together to fill the gaps in health care across the Roanoke Valley including Carilion Clinic, Roanoke Valley United Way, Salem VA, LewisGale Medical Center. "We have really started to become what is recognized as a force for change. We have been able to pull a lot of stakeholders together they're working on shared strategies and goals. The en... More>>

New Technology Makes a Difference For Carilion Clinic Heart Patients Video included

Brenda Glass, Sterling Glass, Dr. Jason Foerst Brenda Glass, Sterling Glass, Dr. Jason Foerst
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Brenda and Sterling Glass are about to go home after a heart procedure that uses new technology at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.Here are the facts:*The new heart valve implant is called the MedtronicCoreValve System*It was approved by the FDAin January*It is less invasive than open heart surgery*6 Carilion Clinic patients havehad the surgery"Ifeel like a new person. Iwalked around and aroundand I am so grateful.I just feel like a new person," says Glass.Cardiologist, Dr. Jason Foerst is one of f... More>>

Mythbuster Monday Video included

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Myth: Eating Carrots improves Your Vision More>>

Health Department lifts advisory on Pigg River

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Paul Chapman, the director of Franklin County Parks and Recreation says the Department of Health has lifted their advisory for the Pigg River.The advisory was prompted by a 30,000 gallon manure spill from a farm upstream. Staff will be removing the warning signs tomorrow morning.No detectable impacts to the Pigg River were found. READ MONDAY'S STORY ON THE SPILL More>>

Understanding Flu Remains a Major Focus of Research

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There are renewed efforts to understand flu and its affects on all of us by the National Institutes of Health. More>>

EMTs getting more training to become paramedics

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EMTs looking for more training have a chance for a higher level of learning. It's called a paramedic bridge program. American National University started classes this week. It gives EMTs training to become a paramedic where they are able to give more treatments like starting iv's, giving more medication and putting in breathing tubes. The intermediate EMT certificate is being phased out on a national level so if people left the state they may need a higher level of trainingIt's not being phas... More>>

Flu shuts down Salem VA Medical Center operating room Video included

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Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) Flu shut down the Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center operating room earlier this week. The SVAMC reports 35 staff members have been symptomatic and 13 were positive for Influenza A (H1N1). "As flu cases continue to be reported in our community, we had some cases of flu reported among staff who work in or around the OR. As a measure to contain the spread of flu and protect our patients and staff, all scheduled OR cases were cancelled for Monday... More>>

CDC reports high increase of autism in children

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One in 88 children had autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in 2008. That rate increased to 1 in 68 in two years, according to the most recent report provided by the CDC. More>>

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  • Ask Karen: Building Muscle

    Ask Karen: Building Muscle

    Q: What is the best diet for building muscle? Dr. Ally Bowersock, PhD, Director of Exercise Science at Jefferson College of Health Sciences, "You want to focus on protein intake but not exclusively protein.
    Q: What is the best diet for building muscle? Dr. Ally Bowersock, PhD, Director of Exercise Science at Jefferson College of Health Sciences, "You want to focus on protein intake but not exclusively protein.
  • Monday MythbusterMore>>

  • Mythbuster Monday

    Mythbuster Monday

    Monday, April 21 2014 6:59 PM EDT2014-04-21 22:59:46 GMT
    Myth: 8 glasses of water a day is enough for hydration.
    Myth: 8 glasses of water a day is enough for hydration.
  • Mythbuster Monday

    Mythbuster Monday

    Friday, April 11 2014 4:01 PM EDT2014-04-11 20:01:31 GMT
    Myth: Eating Carrots improves Your Vision
    Myth: Eating Carrots improves Your Vision
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  • Splashy plan for pool in NYC's East River unveiled

    Splashy plan for pool in NYC's East River unveiled

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:46:10 GMT
    Forget Jones Beach or the Jersey Shore. A design team says New York's East River could soon be the place for summer fun.
    Forget schlepping to Jones Beach or down the Jersey Shore. A Brooklyn design team said Tuesday that New York's East River could be the next great place for a summer swim.
  • Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

    Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:45:44 GMT
    People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's...
    People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's...
  • Saudi health minister sacked amid virus deaths

    Saudi health minister sacked amid virus deaths

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-04-22 21:34:13 GMT
    Saudi Arabia's health ministry says three more patients who contracted a potentially fatal Middle East virus related to SARS have died amid a recent increase in infections.
    Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah sacked the country's health minister on Monday amid a spike in deaths and infections from the virus known as the Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS.
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