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Submitted by News Team on Friday, August 8, 2014 - 3:13pm
    Make an appointment for a preconception care check-up – discuss changes that should implemented to increase the chances of pregnancy and establish good health for you and the baby. This is especially important for those with medical conditions. Focus on maintaining a healthy diet – your health...
Submitted by News Team on Friday, August 8, 2014 - 11:34am
Obese and overweight children are at an elevated risk for developing a variety of health issues both in the immediate future and long-term – cardiovascular disease, depression, prediabetes, asthma, many types of cancer, and the list goes on and on. According to the Centers for Disease Control and...
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...