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    Deadly Virus and Bacteria Combination in Pulaski County Victims is Rare

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    Even though Hantavirus was officially ruled out yesterday, they were being treated for Group A Strep , Influenza B and Hantavirus just in case. More>>

    Forrmer Virginia Tech Football Player Partnering with SML YMCA for Sports Training Camp

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    Aformer Hokie football player is getting ready for his summer training camp for young local athletes. Carlton Weatherford is partnering with the Smith Mountain LakeYMCA for the program."It's going to be a great opportunity for kids to get our and have some fun this summer first and foremost but to also learn some techniques about how to get faster and quicker," explains Weatherford.Link to more about Weatherford Performance Training. More>>

    Mythbuster Monday

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

    Researchers Hope to find Solutions for Teens Before Risky Behavior Begins

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    Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and Virginia Tech's Psychology Department are partnering on research for the next four years. More>>

    June is the First Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month

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    Local health leaders are preparing for the first Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month coming up in June. The Alzheimer's Association Central and Western Virginia invites us to go purple to raise awareness of Alzheimer's disease and brain risk. One hundred thirty thousand people in Virginia are living with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. June 21st is the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. Organizers want all of us to make that a day a day of activity. Participants will com... More>>

    Roanoke County Student Receives Support From School Friends and Teachers

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    One thing holds true in Southwest Virginia, our schools are a major part of the community. More>>

    Ask Karen

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    Q: My husband needs your help! There is an ongoing shortage of the medication called cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12 injectable) More>>

    Mythbuster Monday

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    Thoughts of flu are long behind many of us,unless you were one of the people who got sick from it this season. Myth:This flu season was worse than last year. 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>>

    Virginia Tech disease resource goes global Video included

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    Virginia Bioinformatics Institute through Virginia Tech is using technology to help scientists all over the world collaborate on ways to fight diseases such as Tuberculosis. More>>

    Raccoon test positive for rabies in Gretna

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    People living on North Fork Drive in Gretna received a health alert regarding a raccoon from the area that tested positive for rabies.
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    Virginia Tech scientists look for virus and immune system answers Video included

    Dr Oestreich overseeing research at Carliion. Dr Oestreich overseeing research at Carliion.
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    Whether it is Ebola virus or something else the work that begins in the lab leads to the treatments that save lives.

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    Back to school Mythbuster Monday Video included

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    Facts to get the school year started off on a healthy track.

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    Memory and aging are the focus of Women's Health University luncheon

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    Women's Health University is a program through Carilion Clinic that provides the community with an informative presentation, a healthy lunch and an opportunity to ask questions about health issues that matter to those attending. More>>

    Lemonade stand campaign raises thousands for Children's Miracle Network Video included

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    During the month of July many people quenched their thirst at one of fifty lemonade stands in the area raising money for Children's Miracle Network. More>>

    Science is the focus of a week long camp for kids in Roanoke Video included

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    While some kids are enjoying the last bet of summer at the pool or playing outside, some kids are excited to be learning about science and medicine at Medical Research Camp in Roanoke. More>>

    Cancer clinical trial may make a difference for pets Video included

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    Dr. Michael Friedlander and his wife Sandra enrolled their 12 year old Labra-doodle in a cancer clinical trial in Blacksburg More>>

    Mythbuster Monday - Lack of sleep leads to other health concerns Video included

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    Myth: Lack of sleep leads to other health problems. More>>

    Construction begins on new health and rehab facility in Southwest Roanoke County Video included

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    Friendship Health and Rehabilitation Center South will provide one hundred twenty private rooms.

     

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    Healthcare career supply and demand balances out in Roanoke Video included

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    Carilion Clinic and Jefferson College of Health Sciences have a relationship that fills gaps in healthcare and allows people to study and work near home.

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    Mythbuster Monday: Stress and Sleep Video included

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    Stress and sleep are not a good combination.

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    Does cereal have too many vitamins for kids?

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    Most parents are concerned about their kids getting enough vitamins. Should they also worry about giving their kids too much? More>>

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    Myth: It's impossible to turn of thoughts before bed (ie mind races and prevents sleep) More>>

    Roanoke Researchers Create Therapy That Shows Results in Children with Cerebral Palsy Video included

    Dr. Sharon Landesman Ramey, PhD. Dr. Sharon Landesman Ramey, PhD.
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    Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute is leading the way in promising therapy that allows the brain to train the impaired side of a child's body. More>>

    Mythbuster Monday

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    Myth: Rain eases allergy symptoms.True for some and false for others."It depends on to what you are sensitive. Peopletalk about rain washing pollen out of the air and there is something to that, but a number of our patients are walking barometers. When a rain front comes through they are miserable because of the change in barometric pressure," explains Dr. Geoff Harter, Jefferson Surgical Clinic. More>>

    Mythbuster Monday

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    Myth: I am too young to worry about heart disease. More>>

    Mythbuster Monday

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    Myth:  Cholesterol screenings are only for people over 50. More>>

    Mythbuster Monday

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    Myth: I should avoid exercise after having a heart attack. More>>

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    • Ask Karen

      Ask Karen

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:26:33 GMT
      Q: My husband needs your help! There is an ongoing shortage of the medication called cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12 injectable)
      Q: My husband needs your help! There is an ongoing shortage of the medication called cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12 injectable)
    • 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.
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    • Mythbuster Monday - Lack of sleep leads to other health concerns

      Mythbuster Monday - Lack of sleep leads to other health concerns

      Monday, August 4 2014 4:30 AM EDT2014-08-04 08:30:12 GMT
      Myth: Lack of sleep leads to other health problems.
      Myth: Lack of sleep leads to other health problems.
    • Mythbuster Monday: Stress and Sleep

      Mythbuster Monday: Stress and Sleep

      Monday, July 28 2014 4:30 AM EDT2014-07-28 08:30:12 GMT

      Stress and sleep are not a good combination.

      Stress and sleep are not a good combination.

    • Mythbuster Monday

      Mythbuster Monday

      Monday, July 21 2014 4:30 AM EDT2014-07-21 08:30:11 GMT
      Myth: It's impossible to turn of thoughts before bed (ie mind races and prevents sleep)
      Myth: It's impossible to turn of thoughts before bed (ie mind races and prevents sleep)
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