Carilion Clinic Blogs

Safe Kids Southwest Virginia Offers Car Seat Inspections on Seat Check Saturday

Safe Kids Southwest Virginia  urges parents and caregivers to make sure their car seats and booster seats are properly installed on “National Seat Check Saturday,” on September 21.  Roanoke will have certified child passenger safety technicians available to provide hands-on instruction on installing car and booster seats the Roanoke Target located on Valley View Blvd., from 10 am to 1 pm.

Gastroenterologists Join Carilion Clinic

Carilion Clinic Gastroenterology to start new fellowship program

ROANOKE, Va. (September 6, 2013) Valley Gastroenterology of Southwest Virginia will be joining Carilion Clinic Gastroenterology.  Robert D. Moylan, M.D., Ph.D., M. Jonathan Bern, M.D., Vikas Chitnavis, M.D., and Kevin B. Mercure, M.D  are moving from their current location on Braeburn Drive in Salem to Carilion’s Riverside Center on South Jefferson Street in Roanoke.  

Student Loan Debt Leading to High Blood Pressure in Young People

When it comes to high blood pressure, you know the usual suspects; obesity, diet, smoking, etc.  But a new study found another cause - high debt, such as student loan debt. Debt can cause high blood pressure in youg people age 24-32. Carilion Clinic cardiologist Matthew Schumaeker, M.D. recently spoke with WDBJ's Jean Jadhon.

Carilion Clinic Pediatrician Gives Apps for Infants a Thumbs Down

Smart phone and tablet apps for infants are under fire from child advocacy groups who say there is no proof the products help young children learn. Pediatrician Colleen Kraft, M.D., with Carilion Clinic Children's Hospital, says children under 2 need face time, not screen time.

Kohl’s and Carilion Clinic Children’s Hospital Educate the Community on Infant Safe Sleep

Kohl's Department Stores, through the Kohl's Cares® cause merchandise program, has donated $31,167 to Carilion Clinic Children’s Hospital (CCCH). The donations were collected from Kohl’s stores located in Roanoke and Lynchburg.

Spinal Surgery Gives New Hope to Carilion Clinic Patient

When Carilion Clinic neurosurgeon Dr. Edgar Weaver heard about Michael Ntumy's case, he wanted to help. The missionary from Ghana had spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal canal that was robbing him of the ability to feel and move. Dr. Weaver operated on Ntumy, hoping to keep the condition from getting worse, but during his recovery, Ntumy actually began to improve. Learn more in this story from WSLS's Karen McNew.