The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine on Friday announced it has awarded its first named scholarships that were created by three couples who were founding donors to the school.
Demographers expect the percentage of Virginians with cancer will increase significantly as both the number of people living in the commonwealth grows and ages.
Do parents and professionals rely too much on medication alone to treat children with ADHD?
Within the next decade, the number of Virginians with Alzheimer’s or some other form of dementia is expected to rise to nearly 200,000. Dementia diminishes the lives not only of its victims but those of their family members.
If there is such a thing as taking early retirement at the age of 82, Dr. Ken Tuck has done it.
America’s doctor made a house call to Roanoke on Tuesday.
The only high-tech business that occupies Riverside Center, a complex once envisioned as a biomedical research park for Roanoke, is moving its headquarters to a new location.
As the fever seems to be breaking on a regional flu outbreak, Carilion Clinic is lifting visitor restrictions at its seven hospitals in Southwest Virginia.
Of death, taxes and health insurance, only the third can be avoided.
With nearly a month of enrollment remaining, Virginia has already surpassed last year’s number of people obtaining health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.
For years, Jeanette Lynch’s two jobs — restaurant cashier by day, house cleaner by evening — produced paychecks too meager to cover the cost of health insurance.
For those interested in launching a career in health care, several Roanoke-area schools are holding an informational program.
For those coughing, sneezing and suffering Southwest Virginians, today is the first day of a flu year.
Carilion Clinic is losing $1.5 million in federal Medicare payments this fiscal year as part of a government-imposed penalty for having too many patients develop infections and other conditions that could have been avoided.
Nearly 165,000 people in Virginia signed up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act during the first month of enrollment, according to figures released Tuesday by the federal government.
A judge has declined to dismiss a lawsuit claiming that a Roanoke public radio personality died from an overdose of painkillers administered by a faulty medication pump.
The future of a prime piece of real estate that sits near the middle of the Riverside Center medical complex in Roanoke remains in limbo, five years after it was the subject of a heated property rights dispute.
The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth has awarded more than $9 million in grants aimed at preventing tobacco use among young people across the state.
High levels of chlorine will soon be pumped through the water pipes of six buildings at the veteran’s hospital in Salem, a process intended to kill a form of bacteria that may have caused a patient to become ill with Legionnaires’ disease.
A form of bacteria associated with Legionnaires’ disease has been detected in the water system at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Salem, and one patient has become ill.
A Roanoke physician who became addicted to painkillers admitted Tuesday that he obtained them illegally to support his own habit.
With a Dec. 15 deadline fast approaching, Gov. Terry McAuliffe swung through Roanoke on Monday on a push to encourage people to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
For the fourth time this year, state officials are investigating a Roanoke County nursing home that has already been cited for 45 deficiencies — the most for any such facility in Virginia.
A new leader has taken over at LewisGale Hospital Pulaski.
A methadone clinic in Roanoke, which was cited earlier this year for 19 violations of state standards, is back in good standing with regulators.
If you’re looking for help finding health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, the answers could be at your local library.
The second year of open enrollment for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act kicks off today, and it’s a fair bet that some things will be different from last year’s launch.
The Roanoke Valley’s two major hospitals have received top ratings from The Joint Commission, an independent organization that accredits the nation’s hospitals.
Doctors at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital have begun using a new wireless sensor that is implanted in the pulmonary artery to better monitor the condition of heart failure patients.
The competition between Southwest Virginia’s two major health care systems can be as fierce as what you see on a college football field.
Carilion Clinic has donated a Roanoke building that it had been leasing to a nonprofit organization that coordinates health care and family support for low-income children.
Carilion Clinc’s flagship hospital got a C, while the one run by LewisGale scored an A.
Of the 53 Virginians selected by public health officials for monitoring under the state’s new Ebola response plan, none is from Southwest Virginia.
After conducting a national search, Carilion Clinc has selected an internal candidate to be its next chief medical officer.
Carilion Clinic has acquired a urology practice in Christiansburg.
State regulators have revoked the license of a Roanoke physician, finding that he improperly prescribed painkillers and other drugs to a patient he was dating.
BLACKSBURG — Two members of Congress brainstormed Wednesday with a dozen medical minds on finding cures — both for sick patients and the sometimes broken health care system that treats them.
Health officials in Southwest Virginia will hold a public seminar next week on the Ebola virus.
In these days of heightened Ebola anxiety, doctors and nurses at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital recently went through a real-life training exercise.
After touring the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Salem on Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Mark Warner told reporters that he was “angry and dismayed” at the delays veterans often experience before getting their government-provided health care.
A scientist at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute has received a $1.7 million federal grant to study how the use of social media might help people overcome their addictions to drugs and alcohol.
Eight hospitals from Roanoke to Tazewell County will see their Medicare payments docked this fiscal year under a federal program that penalizes hospitals for having too many readmissions of certain patients.
The Virginia Board of Nursing has revoked the license of a certified nurse aide after finding that she abused a resident of a Roanoke County nursing home.
Just back from volunteering in Ebola-stricken West Africa, a Roanoke physician kissed a public health official at a news conference Monday to show how very unlikely it would be to get the disease in Southwest Virginia.
To make it harder to get certain prescription drugs illegally, the government is making it harder to get them legally.
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is teaming with a telehealth company to offer live video visits with doctors.
Carilion Clinic spent $5.8 million to compensate its 11 highest-paid executives and another $3 million on their retirement benefits, documents filed with the Internal Revenue Service for the most recent fiscal year show.
In Sierra Leone, which recently declared a three-day shutdown in an effort to contain the deadly Ebola virus, a physician from Roanoke is helping in those efforts.
A crowd of about 100 veterans filled an auditorium Monday night to raise pointed questions about their government-provided health care, including a reduction in prescription painkillers that has been blamed for a veteran’s suicide in front of his doctor’s office.
A Carilion Clinic physician has sent his second dispatch from Sierra Leone, where he is working to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus.
Virginia A. Wolfe, 98, of Midlothian, passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 30, 2015, at Chimney Run Church of the Brethren. Arrangements by McLaughlin & Young Funeral Home, Hot Springs, Va., 540-839-2961.
Galen Reed, of Roanoke, slipped away peacefully in his sleep to tend the Master's Garden on Friday, May 22, 2015. He loved to garden and can, he was an ardent baker and cook, and a Master Woodworker and Builder. More than anything he adored his girls, Kelsey and Lynea and his granddaughters, Alexis and Allison.
Walter Ray "Bubba" Goens, 65, of Salem, passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2015.
Aubrey D. (Dale) Metz, 85, of Roanoke, went to be with his Lord on Monday, May 25, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Ola B. Metz and a son, Jeffrey Dale Metz.