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A staple of the healthcare community, Virginia Orthopedics also offers the region's only orthopedic urgent care service.
Dr. Amanda Reese outlines the why and how of your surgery.
Dr. Amanda Reese explains what to know before your surgery.
Dr. Amanda Reese explains the surgical treatment.
Keeping it safe during the summer months
Symptoms and Treatment for a Pulled Elbow
Learn how to keep the sparkling fun safe.
Keeping sun safe when enjoying the outdoors.
Understanding Symptoms and Treatment Options
A way to potentially combat lung cancer
Understanding When Upper Eyelid Surgery is Medically Necessary
Roanoke’s Ronald McDonald House provides a comfortable and supportive ‘home-away-from-home’ for the families of critically ill children who must...
Your annual eye exam can save your sight.
Dr. Mona Sadek: There are many different ways for the doctor to do an endometrial ablation. A simple ablation procedure is short and can sometimes...
Dr. Alex Letham: Ovaries and eggs continue to age as a woman gets older, but the uterus is able to carry a pregnancy into a woman’s 40s or 50s...
Dr. Richard Johnson: Some sports carry a greater risk than others, but ninety percent of all sports-related eye injuries can be prevented.
Dr. Shmuel Shapira: CAD may progress without any symptoms, but angina can be a sign of coronary artery disease. Angina is chest pain or discomfort...
Dr. Mark Rowley: Depending on the extent of the knee injury, there are three main surgical options. The least invasive is arthroscopy, which ...
Dr. Mark Rowley: A meniscal tear is a tear in the meniscus, or cartilage, which acts as a shock-absorbing structure in the knee. There are 2 ...
Dr. Clement Elechi: If you have an early, mild case of Parkinson’s disease, your doctor may recommend that you focus your treatment plan on lifestyle...
Know the difference between Frostbite and Hypothermia.
Real Zombie-like Diseases to Avoid
What are superbugs and how do you protect your family from them?
Keep your sanity with safe and healthy kids.
Take the mystery out of purchasing a car seat
Osteoarthritis versus Rheumatoid Arthritis
Learn more about the vaccine that may have benefits for your child.
How can you keep your child allergy-free?
Some safety tips to keep your child’s back healthy
Learn more about the condition that inspired the book and film, Wonder
Understanding the pros and cons of public vs. private cord banking
Relief may be closer than you think
Diagnosis, Causes, and Treatment Options
The IUD prevents pregnancy better than birth control pills and is considered very safe.
There are a variety of options for targeted treatment.
With genetic testing, you can find out if there is an increased risk.
With so many people affected by the common cold and the flu, it may seem impossible to avoid catching one, or both.
Cardiomyopathy can be an inherited condition or it can be caused by another disease process.
While there is no foolproof way to prevent breast cancer, healthy living can help increase the odds.
What is broken heart syndrome?
The knee is an intricate joint that is prone to injury.
Strength training is one important way to help prevent injury.
Youth sporting events can mean fun for the whole family, but every year, sports-related injuries sideline thousands of young players.
How long you live may depend on where you live.
Learn the symptoms and treatment of this injury.
Knowing how to prevent PAD may be a lifesaver.
Packed lunches can be both fun and healthy
Endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women worldwide and there are currently no guidelines to prevent it.
What are the adenoids and why do they cause so much trouble?
How to prevent ringing in the ears.
A heart attack has different warning signs.
A small procedure may offer huge relief.
Getting to the nitty gritty of nits.
An outline of the surgery to treat pancreatic head cancer.
There are options available for ear infections.
Learn the symptoms and adverse effects.
Separate fact from fiction about the flu vaccine.
Infertility can be heartbreaking. Dr. Letham outlines the symptoms, risk factors, and possible treatments.
Immunization, or vaccination, is the process or procedure by which a person is rendered immune, or resistant, to a specific disease.
A tasty option for a healthy diet.
Find out the differences in the symptoms, characteristics, and the treatment.
Prostate cancer is something some men learn to live with.
The epic battle between parents and kids continues.
Even adults can be diagnosed and treated.
Where is the line between the benefits and damage in alcohol consumption?
A few steps to introducing your new baby to the furry one you have at home.
Focusing on your own health helps you help others.
Some easy steps may save your sight.
Learn the symptoms and triggers to minimize an attack.
Understand the risk factors and how to possibly avoid them.
Learn the symptoms and treatment of the painful wrist condition.
Dr. Donna Maxfield from LewisGale Physicians discusses how to enjoy the eclipse and keep your vision safe from harm.
Learn the symptoms and effects of Group B Strep on newborns.
A small device may reduce the risk of heart failure.
Understanding the FDA's Sodium Intake Guidelines
Learn the factors that could contribute to lung cancer, the symptoms, and the treatment.
Alzheimer’s is a progressive, degenerative condition and is currently the leading cause of death in the United States.
Addressing possible mental health conditions early can help your child and your family.
Even if you are a good swimmer, a life jacket is important. Tara Wickline, FNP, explains how to find the right life jacket for you and your family...
The risk of skin cancer can be greatly reduced with the right protection.
The lack of quality sleep can risk your health.
In the summer as people spend more time near water, the risk of drowning increases.
If you are diagnosed with Pre-Diabetes, then does that mean you are certainly going to progress to Type 2 Diabetes?
Heart defects in athletes often go undetected. Sports Medicine physician William D. Thomas, DO, details Sudden Cardiac Arrest and how screening...
What is psoriasis and how does it affect people?
Dr. John W. Bouldin provides tips to keep everyone safe when going for a swim.
Learn the differences between heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Powassan is a rare, tick-borne illness. Learn how to recognize it and protect yourself and your loved ones.
Video: WDBJ7 - Reports show the Powassan Virus has increased in recent years.
Colds and flu share many symptoms, and it can be difficult (or even impossible) to tell the difference.