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Submitted by News Team on Friday, August 8, 2014 - 9:46am
  The interaction between Roanoke's Jefferson College of Health Sciences and Carilion Clinic leads to high scores and job placement rates, supporting both quality health care and the region's economy.  WSLS's Karen McNew recently spoke with students and graduates.
Submitted by News Team on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 5:27pm
The Ebola outbreak in Africa continues to cause concern around the world, but U.S. residents shouldn't be concerned, according to Dr. Tom Kerkering, Carilion Clinic's Chief of Infectious disease.   "While the Ebola virus is a serious problem for several African countries, there is virtually no risk...
Submitted by News Team on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 4:47pm
The American Hospital Association (AHA) has selected Nancy Howell Agee, Carilion Clinic President and CEO, to serve on the organization’s Board of Trustees.  She is one of eight new members from around the country selected by the AHA for three-year-terms beginning January 1, 2015. "Nancy’s election...
Submitted by News Team on Friday, August 1, 2014 - 3:26pm
High school football season is underway. Coaches and trainers are watching players closely for signs of concussion.  Carilion Clinic sports medicine experts are working with local teams to keep them safe. WDBJ's David Kaplan recently reported on efforts to prevent and properly treat concussions in...
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.