Health and Medicine

10-Step Program
4:13 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Governor Proposes Limited Healthcare Expansion Plan

More than 200,000 Virginians —most without insurance— could access healthcare services under an executive plan announced today by Governor McAuliffe. 

The 10-step program is called “A Healthy Virginia” and does not require General Assembly approval.  The governor aims to secure as many federal dollars as possible—instead of funding the entire plan through the state budget.

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Health & Medicine
10:49 am
Tue August 26, 2014

New Functional Medicine Clinic Comes to Southwest Virginia

Dr. Michael Arthur and Roye Evans
photo by Beverly Amsler

People with chronic diseases are always looking for new ways to relieve their symptoms and possibly find a cure.  And more patients are turning to functional medicine to find new avenues for treatment.  While there are several such clinics operating in Central and Northern Virginia, a new medical practice is opening in Southwestern Virginia that focuses on the whole patient.

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Health & Medicine
6:23 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Playing it Safe: Liberty University Will Test Students Coming from Ebola-Plagued Regions

Credit Liberty University

With the World Health Organization reporting the impact of the Ebola outbreak has been vastly underestimated and will require “extraordinary measures, on a massive scale”  it makes sense to look at Virginia college students who have come from or traveled to and from areas where Ebola may be. 

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Health & Medicine
2:48 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Research Students and Faculty Take Ice Bucket Challenge

photo by Beverly Amsler

You’ve probably seen the videos on Facebook and Youtube. . .people taking the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS research.  And now, ALS researchers and other faculty members at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute in Roanoke helped raise awareness of the deadly disease. 

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Health & Medicine
2:03 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Roanoke Doctor Suffers From Same Ailment as His Patients

Dr. Geoffrey Harter.

As baby boomers age, many are losing their hearing.  It might be scary to think you’ll never again be able to understand a conversation or enjoy a loved one’s laughter. One Roanoke ear, nose, and throat doctor knows exactly how his patients feel.

“I have trouble in background noise situations.  I have trouble with women’s and children’s voices. 

Geoffrey Harter wears hearing aids.

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