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Submitted by News Team on Monday, September 22, 2014 - 4:42pm
Seeing a Life-Guard helicopter flying through southwest Virginia is not uncommon. But have you ever stopped to think about what it takes to make those flights run smoothly? Unsung heroes in air medical transport are air communication specialists. These individuals take on the task of gathering...
Submitted by News Team on Monday, September 15, 2014 - 10:13am
Dr. Thomas Kerkering, Carilion Clinic's Chief of Infectious Disease and Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, for Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, is in Sierra Leone working with the World Health Organization as an advisor. He is training health facility workers in proper infection...
Submitted by News Team on Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 10:51am
Ten schools in Western Virginia have received the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School award for their football programs. The award champions safety and recognizes secondary schools that provide safe environments for student athletes. The award reinforces the importance of...
Submitted by News Team on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 3:47pm
Dr. Thomas Kerkering, Carilion Clinic's Chief of Infectious Disease and Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, for Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, is in Sierra Leone working with the World Health Organization as an advisor. He is training health facility workers in proper infection...
Submitted by News Team on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 1:36pm
It’s an understatement to say that the loss of a loved one is difficult. It’s painful, emotional, indescribable. And for a child, the grieving process can be confusing and isolating.   Parent Phyllis Whitehead knew that her son, Jonathan, needed extra support after experiencing significant loss in...
Submitted by News Team on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 10:39am
Finding the time to work out during the work week can be pretty difficult. There’s always a reason to forgo a workout and instead replace that time with other responsibilities and commitments. Most people do recognize, however, that exercise provides so many positive health benefits – improved...
Submitted by News Team on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 10:11am
If you have children and are concerned by what you’ve been hearing about enterovirus, here are some things Dr. Lisa Uherick wants you to know. Enterovirus is not new; it is the virus that causes “summer colds” about this time every year. This year’s strain of enteorvirus seems to be making young...
Submitted by News Team on Friday, September 5, 2014 - 9:01am
From time to time, everyone misplaces their keys or forgets why they’ve walked into a room. But when memory loss affects daily function and performance, this may be a serious concern.   The human brain is responsible for your every thought, emotion, and behavior, including your memory. As we age, a...
Submitted by News Team on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 11:52am
In spring 2014, Bobby Broughman, 75, of Covington, Va., went from having a relatively normal functioning heart to advanced heart disease in a matter of minutes.  One of his heart valves, the mitral valve, had torn open and suddenly his heart wasn’t able to pump enough blood. Cardiologists and heart...
Submitted by News Team on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 2:03pm
The Ice Bucket Challenge is making the rounds at Carilion!  Here are the challenges and responses so far.  Thanks to Nancy Agee, Steve Arner, and Dr. John Burton & CRMH, Dr. NL Bishop & JCHS, and Chuck Carr & CSJH!  (Creativity prize to Chuck Carr)