Carilion Clinic Newsroom

Submitted by News Team on Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 3:47pm
Carilion Clinic’s new operating rooms are up and running at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital. The two general use operating rooms were approved by the state to meet growing outpatient surgical needs.  Carilion officials cut the ribbon on the newly renovated Carilion Community Ambulatory Surgery...
Submitted by News Team on Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 1:53pm
Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital's unique video vending machine got some love this week from WDBJ reporter Nadine Maeser, who wrote a story about the device, which sits in the third floor elevator lobby of the hospital's south wing. The large, interactive video screen makes it easy to view and...
Submitted by News Team on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 5:08pm
According to results from the 2014 Most Wired Survey published in July’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine, Carilion has once again been named one of the nation’s Most Wired health systems. In health care, being "wired" means the ability to share information, allowing providers and patients...
Submitted by News Team on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 12:55pm
When the U.S. was hit by an unprecedented wave of fungal meningitis spread by tainted steroid injections in 2012, doctors faced a serious challenge.  The disease was so rare, there were no protocols for treating it.  What doctors at Carilion Clinic learned while treating more than two dozen...
Submitted by News Team on Friday, July 25, 2014 - 3:46pm
It’s no secret that millions of Americans have high blood pressure. But you might be surprised to know that only about half have their high blood pressure under control. For some, having high blood pressure is the result of not being aware of their blood pressure or not recognizing the importance...
Submitted by News Team on Monday, July 21, 2014 - 10:10am
Watching TV can sometimes make you feel sleepy, so you might think its a good way to prep for a good night's sleep, right? Maybe not, according to Carilon sleep psychologist Barbara Hutchinson,  who recently spoke with Karen McNew on WSLS's Mythbuster Monday segment.
Submitted by News Team on Friday, July 18, 2014 - 11:46am
Lexington resident Kay Lewis had pneumonia in January, 2013.  She thought the chest pains she felt for months afterward were left-over symptoms from the infection. In July, she felt fatigued and began passing out. On July 17th she passed out in front of her computer - she was looking up symptoms of...
Submitted by News Team on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 11:41am
Many of us remember the iconic food pyramid - with lots of grains (carbs) at the bottom and limited fats and sweets at the top.  The pyramid was challenged by a Harvard study in 2002.  Since then, the USDA has adopted the MyPlate system.   Carilion Clinic dietitian Martha Ross recently spoke...
Submitted by News Team on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 4:38pm
Carilion Clinic Cardiology is performing two new procedures that can make a big difference in patients’ quality of life. Your heart has its own electrical system.  The electric signals keep it beating at just the right rhythm to move blood through your body.   If the electrical system doesn’t work...
Submitted by News Team on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 2:40pm
Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital is ranked 4th in Virginia in  U.S. News & World Report's 2014-15 Best Hospital list.  According to U.S. News, Carilion's flagship hospital: "performed nearly at the level of nationally ranked U.S. News Best Hospitals in 10 adult specialties...It scored high in...