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  • UPDATE: Police say one person shot on Greenway

    UPDATE: Police say one person shot on Greenway

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:18 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:18:05 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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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>>

HOPEtalks at Virginia Tech Raises Community Cancer Awareness Video included

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This is the first year for the HOPEtalks event on campus at Virginia Tech. The goal is to set fundraising aside for a night and focus on the mission and reason behind fundraising for The American Cancer Society. The event is free to the public on Thursday from 700-900p at the Graduate Life Center at Virginia Tech. There will be 14 different speakers ranging from cancer survivo More>>

Rain Will Help Resolve Franklin County Manure Spill Video included

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"Signs have been posted along the Pigg River at the Waid Park Recreation area, to advise citizens to avoid recreational use of these waters – swimming, fishing, wading or otherwise coming into contact with these waters - until further notice," according to Virginia 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

    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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  • Reservoir to be flushed because of urinating teen

    Reservoir to be flushed because of urinating teen

    Call it the Big Flush 2, and this time the sequel promises to be much bigger than the original.
    The mix of 38 million gallons of treated water and one teen's urine has proven unacceptable to Portland officials who plan to flush away the whole lot - the second time in less than three years the city has gone to...
  • Study: Half of jailed NYC youths have brain injury

    Study: Half of jailed NYC youths have brain injury

    Sunday, April 20 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-04-20 17:03:42 GMT
    About half of all 16- to 18-year-olds coming into New York City's jails say they had a traumatic brain injury before being incarcerated, most caused by assaults, according to a new study that's the latest...
    About half of all 16- to 18-year-olds coming into New York City's jails say they had a traumatic brain injury before being incarcerated, most caused by assaults, according to a new study that's the latest in a...
  • Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning report

    Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning report

    Sunday, April 20 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-04-20 17:03:37 GMT
    The government's latest report card on food poisoning shows a dip in salmonella cases but an increase in illnesses from bacteria in raw shellfish. The report counts cases in only 10 states for some of the most...
    The government's latest report card on food poisoning shows a dip in salmonella cases but an increase in illnesses from bacteria in raw shellfish. The report counts cases in only 10 states for some of the most common...
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