Health & Medicine

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Anxiety is a common state of mind.  Experts say one of every four people will develop a persistent problem at some time in their life, and getting help isn’t always easy.  Now, there is a free online program designed to help people overcome anxiety.

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Attorney General Mark Herring was in Roanoke today to announce the newest step in his plan to battle the growing heroin and prescription opioid crisis in the state.

If you’re on Medicare, you’re probably carrying around an ID card that includes your Social Security number. That’s a problem that everybody in Washington says they want to fix, but it’s taking longer than some would like.

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Precision medicine is a growing model where patient care is customized to the individual through genetics and molecular diagnostics. Focusing on brain disease and injury, the Virginia-Nordic Precision Neuroscience Conference is underway in Roanoke this week. 

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If you purchase health care in Virginia through the Obamacare marketplace, you might want to budget out a bit more in monthly payments this year.