Education

Can you Beat the Holiday Binge?

The holidays are almost here, and many people will face overloaded dinner tables, overflowing plates and an almost irresistable urge to give in and binge. Carilion Clinic Dietitian Martha Ross recently spent some time talking to WDBJ's Melissa Gaona about ways to minimize the damage, including her own secret weapon, "Pumpkin Fluff Whip". 

Carilion Breast Care Center Survivors' Retreat Featured

Thanks to Matt Chittum and Stephanie Klein-Davis of The Roanoke Times for sharing a chilly morning with a group of brave breast cancer survivors and staff members from the Carilion Breast Care Center at the Phoebe Needles Conference Center in Calloway. Great people, great event, great story, great pictures.

Carilion's New Artist in Residence Program Makes a Big Impression on Patients and Staff

In September, artist Jane Lillian Vance began painting in the lobby of Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Her art (and the artist herself) immediately had a "magnetic" effect. Patients, patients, visitors and staff felt drawn to her work, stopping to watch, comment and ask questions which she happily answered. Vance is Carilion's first Artist in Residence, part of the Robert L.A. Keeley Healing Arts Program. Thanks to a generous donor, the residency program features a quarterly rotation of local artists who provide art activities, demonstrations in waiting areas and workshops for staff. Roanoke Symphony Orchestra cellist David Feldman begins his residency rotation in December. Carilion is currently accepting applications from artists for future residency positions. You can find more information on the Healing Arts web page. Vance's art and the Healing Arts program were featured in The Roanoke Times on November 8th. 

Carilion Physicians Focus on Men's Health for "Movember"

You might notice more men wearing facial hair this month (with varying degrees of success).  One of them might be your doctor.  Its part of the "Movember" movement to support men's health.  Carilion family medicine specialist Dr. Mark Greenawald recently spoke to WSLS's Karen McNew about the initiative, and offered some important health advice for men. 

Carilion Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon Gets Patients Back on their Feet by Straightening Damaged Bones

12-year-old Halla Roberts broke her leg in four places while playing soccer.  The bad news got worse when the bone failed to heal properly.  Fortunately, Carilion Clinic Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon Trevor Owen, M.D., used special technique that straightened Halla’s leg, allowing her to heal and walk normally.  Learn more in this story from WSLS’s Karen McNew.  

Med-Trans and Anthem Reach Agreement Covering Carilion Life-Guard Medevac Flights

Med-Trans, the air medical partner operating Carilion Clinic’s Life-Guard helicopters, has reached an agreement with Anthem BlueCross BlueShield of Virginia.  Carilion Life-Guard flights are considered in-network for Anthem subscribers.  Patients will only be billed for the deductible and co-pay amounts applicable under their insurance plan.

Sorting Out the New Flu Vaccines (take the flu quiz)

Flu season is around the corner and this year, you'll have new options when it comes to flu vaccines - including vaccines designed for the elderly and people with egg allergies. Carilion Clinic Children's Hospital pediatrician Dr. John Moore explains the different options to WSLS's Karen McNew. 

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.

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