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  • Pulaski father indicted for capital murder of infant son

    Pulaski father indicted for capital murder of infant son

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:02 PM EDT2014-04-16 02:02:03 GMT
    Corey ColeCorey Cole
    Howard Samuel Cole has been charged with the capital murder and illegal disposal of a body.Hisson Corey Cole was found dead in the woods in Pulaski.
    Howard Samuel Cole has been charged with the capital murder and illegal disposal of a body.Hisson Corey Cole was found dead in the woods in Pulaski.
  • Police say Lynchburg man stabbed inside a home

    Police say Lynchburg man stabbed inside a home

    Saturday, April 12 2014 3:39 PM EDT2014-04-12 19:39:00 GMT
    Courtesy: Lynchburg Police Dept. Courtesy: Lynchburg Police Dept.
    Lynchburg Police are investigating after a man went to Lynchburg General Hospital's Emergency Room with stab wounds. On Saturday around 6:30 a.m. police were called to the hospital.Michael Payne, 33 from Lynchburg, had with several stab wounds to his chest and stomach. Payne told officers was visiting a friend in the 1200 block of Peirce Street when he was attacked and stabbed by Jamel Owen Davis, 29 from Lynchburg man. Payne was admitted to the hospital and is in stable condition.Police say ...
    Lynchburg Police are investigating after a man went to Lynchburg General Hospital's Emergency Room with stab wounds. On Saturday around 6:30 a.m. police were called to the hospital.Michael Payne, 33 from Lynchburg, had with several stab wounds to his chest and stomach. Payne told officers was visiting a friend in the 1200 block of Peirce Street when he was attacked and stabbed by Jamel Owen Davis, 29 from Lynchburg man. Payne was admitted to the hospital and is in stable condition.Police say ...
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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

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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>>

Race for the Cure online registration ends Wednesday night

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Do you tutu? You've probably heard that a lot over the last few weeks and possibly seen them around town. It's the theme for this year's Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. It's the fifth year for the event raising money for our local affiliate, the Virginia Blue Ridge. It is the non-profit's largest fundraiser. 75-percent of the money stays right here in southwest Virginia providing breast cancer education and screenings. "The event is so fun. It's a celebration. It's a true celebration of the... More>>

LewisGale looking to hire more registered nurses

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Registered Nurses seeking a new and fulfilling career opportunity are encouraged to attend LewisGale’s Open House/Career Fair on April 9.All four LewisGale hospitals located in Salem, Low Moor, Pulaski and Blacksburg, have immediate openings and will have representatives available to meet with candidates. Nurses who preregister may also quality for an on-site interview with a Nurse Manager. Select positions will also be eligible for a sign-on bonus. More>>

Texting Campaign Takes Flight Video included

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Life-Guard members are visiting local high schools to talk about the importance of avoiding distractions while driving. Salem driver's education students got a visit from a Life-Guard Paramedic at the end of March. They are the first group of students to see pictures of crashes related to texting and driving. Tonight on WSLS 10 and throughout the day Karen McNew is learning more More>>

Virginia Tech uncovers health benefits in chocolate

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In a first-of-its-kind study, a Virginia Tech scientist conducted a long-term research study that found a specific antioxidant in cocoa can dramatically increase the body’s ability to fight many modern-day ailments such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. An article about the study was recently published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry. Andrew Neilson, an assistant professor of food sci... 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>>

  • Relay for LifeMore>>

  • Organizers Excited for VT Relay for Life

    Organizers Excited for VT Relay for Life

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 11:38 AM EDT2014-04-01 15:38:57 GMT
    Organizers for Relay for Life are excited that so far that 3,400 people are signed up to participate and they have raised $230,000. Their goal is toreach $600,000 by April 25th. VT Relay for life is the largest collegiate relay for life in the nation and organizers hope people will ultimately benefit from the fundraising.
    Organizers for Relay for Life are excited that so far that 3,400 people are signed up to participate and they have raised $230,000. Their goal is toreach $600,000 by April 25th. VT Relay for life is the largest collegiate relay for life in the nation and organizers hope people will ultimately benefit from the fundraising.
  • Ask KarenMore>>

  • 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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