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  • UPDATE: Evacuation lifted at VMI

    UPDATE: Evacuation lifted at VMI

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:29 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:29:19 GMT
    The Barracks building at VMI was evacuated Tuesday morning after a "suspicious object" was found behind the building.Stewart MacInnis, spokesperson for VMI tells WSLS that around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday morning a staff member found the object, and reported it to his supervisor.No details about the object have been released, however MacInnis says a bomb squad was called to the scene for investigation.MacInnis says the Barracks building has since been cleared, and is now open.Emergency personnel rema...
    The Barracks building at VMI was evacuated Tuesday morning after a "suspicious object" was found behind the building.Stewart MacInnis, spokesperson for VMI tells WSLS that around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday morning a staff member found the object, and reported it to his supervisor.No details about the object have been released, however MacInnis says a bomb squad was called to the scene for investigation.MacInnis says the Barracks building has since been cleared, and is now open.Emergency personnel rema...
  • 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

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:20 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:20:09 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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Doctor Thomas Kerkering explains co-infection Doctor Thomas Kerkering explains co-infection

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>>

Mythbuster Monday

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Beating the heat information from Virginia Department of Health.

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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>>

Mythbuster Monday

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Myth: Newer tanning beds are safer than older versions. More>>

Adult Care Center of the Roanoke Valley making changes to improve participant experience Video included

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Adult Care Center of the Roanoke Valley provides services for adults 21 and older who need attention and help with day to day activities. More>>

Mythbuster Monday Video included

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

Salem Relay For Life has been re-scheduled

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The Relay For Life of Salem that was supposed to be on June 20th but was canceled due to the storms that came through that night has been re-scheduled. More>>

Mythbuster Monday Video included

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Myth: TV before bed helps 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.
  • Monday MythbusterMore>>

  • Mythbuster Monday

    Mythbuster Monday

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:26:09 GMT

    Beating the heat information from Virginia Department of Health.

    Beating the heat information from Virginia Department of Health.

  • Mythbuster Monday

    Mythbuster Monday

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:25:10 GMT
    Myth: Newer tanning beds are safer than older versions.
    Myth: Newer tanning beds are safer than older versions.
  • 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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  • Childhood traumas more common in military members

    Childhood traumas more common in military members

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:21 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:21:51 GMT
    Childhood traumas are more common among military members and veterans than among civilians, according to a new study. Researchers say the results support the notion that for some, enlistment serves as an escape...
    Childhood traumas are more common among military members and veterans than among civilians, according to a new study. Researchers say the results support the notion that for some, enlistment serves as an escape from...
  • Ohio woman has long road ahead after rock attack

    Ohio woman has long road ahead after rock attack

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:21 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:21:45 GMT
    Doctors had a simple goal when they first saw how a football-size rock thrown from an interstate overpass in Pennsylvania had shattered Sharon Budd's skull - to keep her alive.
    Doctors had a simple goal when they first saw how a football-size rock thrown from an interstate overpass in Pennsylvania had shattered Sharon Budd's skull - to keep her alive.
  • Obama nominee McDonald pledges to 'transform' VA

    Obama nominee McDonald pledges to 'transform' VA

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:21 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:21:34 GMT
    President Barack Obama's choice to lead the beleaguered Veterans Affairs Department goes before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on Tuesday as Congress considers a bill to help the next VA leader do his job.
    President Barack Obama's choice to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs pledged Tuesday to transform the beleaguered agency, saying that "systematic failures" must be addressed.
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