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Wednesday, 08 June 2016 00:00

The Current on What’s Urgent (Care)

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In recent years, urgent care centers have popped up in communities throughout Southwest Virginia. Have you ever wondered why the surge in urgent care? The answer lies in demand – for access, convenience and affordability. 

Primary care physicians are our partners on the road to good health. They urge us to get our vaccinations and preventive health screenings. They’re the ones reminding us to eat healthy and exercise.  

Wednesday, 08 June 2016 00:00

Get to Know Mohs (Surgery)

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A treatment for skin cancer developed by Dr. Frederick Mohs in the 1930s has become widely accepted in recent years as having the highest cure rate for most types of skin cancer. It has been refined over the years into the most advanced, precise and effective treatment for skin cancer, according to the American College of Mohs Surgery.  

Your health is as unique as you are. It’s shaped by a combination of many factors — age, weight, gender, genetics, environment and lifestyle choices. In your first visit with your primary care provider, the doctor assesses each of these components and develops a care plan specific to you. Then it’s your turn. You have to act on that plan. You have to “do your care.”  

Even after a long winter and the promise of brighter days and warmer temperatures, a small segment of the population quietly dreads spring’s return.

They’re not crazy or snow-loving, winter-sports fanatics. They’re allergy sufferers.  

Tuesday, 09 February 2016 00:00

A Blood Donor Saved His Life

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Krislyn Henry speaks with the tenderness of a first-time mom. Her words are sincere and full of gratitude and relief. Henry shares a common, but rarely told story; she knows a blood donor saved her child’s life.

Friday, 04 December 2015 00:00

Examining thyroid health

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A functionally balanced thyroid gland is vital for the well-being of the entire body. To learn more about how the thyroid works and its most common ailments, OurHealth consulted experts at LewisGale Regional Health System and Carilion Clinic.

Friday, 04 December 2015 00:00

Local YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program

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Yearlong program aimed at those with prediabetes - YMCA of Roanoke Valley, which has branches in Roanoke and Salem, will soon launch the Diabetes Prevention Program. The yearlong educational course aims to help area adults who have been diagnosed with prediabetes or are at risk for Type 2 diabetes make lifestyle changes that can help them avoid or delay onset of the diabetes.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015 00:00

Exploring How The Lymphatic System Keeps Us Healthy

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The lymphatic system plays a vital part in the body’s ability to fight disease. Its role is two-fold — refuse collector and police force. To learn more about how the lymphatic system protects us from the spread of infection and cancer, OurHealth consulted an expert at Jefferson Surgical Clinic.

Monday, 28 September 2015 00:00

Could Your Snoring Be Killing You?

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It usually starts with a whimper or “grrrr” from my sleeping wife, an elbow to the ribs or kick to the leg, or an admonishment to “turn over.”

My wife is a light sleeper. I am a snorer. Together, it’s a bad combination.

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