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How Forensic Nurses Help Victims

Nurses are there to help people - forensic nurses help people who have experienced the worst physical and emotional trauma imaginable.  Carilion's forensic nursing program is set to mark it's 20th anniversary -- two decades providing compassionate care to victims while collecting and protecting evidence used to prosecute the attacker. 

New Medical Camera Examines the Heart with Better Images, Less Radiation

New technology is giving Carilion Clinic cardiologists a clearer look at their patients' hearts. During a nuclear medicine scan, a special camera measures the function of the heart. Carilion's newest camera captures better images while using less radiation.

Botox Effectively Treats Overactive Bladder, Without the Side Effects of Medication

An overactive bladder, a condition also called "urge incontinence" can seriously affect a person's quality of life. Medications help,  but have side effects. Recent research found that a simple, painless Botox injection is just as effective as medication, without the side effects.  Carilion Clinic's Urogynecology Department is the only physician's group in the region performing the procedure.

Carilion Clinic Children's Hospital Patient Shines in Children's Miracle Network Spotlight

Each year Food Lion fundraises for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®. This year, there’s an exciting twist. 6 markets across the country were selected to have a local patient on the shelves of Food Lion stores to brand the partnership with CMN Hospitals. Roanoke is pleased to be one of them. Victor Chase, a 6 year old kindergartner, has been treated at Carilion Clinic Children’s Hospital since birth.

The Virginia Science Festival - An Important Event for Kids and Healthcare!

Carilion Clinic is sponsoring Virginia's first science festival!  The Virginia Science Festival, coming to Blacksburg and Roanoke October 4-11, is presented by the Science Museum of Western Virginia and Virginia Tech. The event is a fun and exciting journey into the worlds of science, technology, art and math.  Carilion President and CEO Nancy Howell Agee explains why this event is an important way to support our region's health care.

Carilion, LifeNet Staff and Donor Families Release Butterflies to Mark National Donate Life Month

To celebrate National Donate Life month, members of our Donor Champion Committee and LifeNet staff gathered together for a special dedication ceremony in the Dr. Robert L.A. Keeley Healing Garden outside of CRMH. A butterfly bush was planted in honor of organ donors and butterflies were released to signify the transformative power of organ donation.

Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital Promotes Employee Wellness with the "Fit Pit"

At Carilion Clinic, helping the community lead healthier lives begins at home - setting a good example and taking care of our own health.  Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital in Rocky Mount is helping employees improve their health and wellness with the Fit Pit, a new, 24-hour gym inside the hospital open to employees and their spouses.

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