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Blue Ridge sees a rise in edible-induced pediatric hospitalizations

With legal cannabis use now in reach for more Virginians, doctors are addressing its effects on community members and their children. Following the Virginia General Assembly’s decriminalization of cannabis for personal use 2021, local health systems are seeing a rise in pediatric hospitalizations related to cannabis consumption. Cannabis is...
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Horizon Behavioral Health opens new pharmacy at their Bedford location

BEDFORD, Va. (WSET) — Horizon Behavioral Health and Genoa Healthcare have partnered to open a pharmacy inside Horizon's Bedford Center location. The group held a grand opening ceremony on Thursday. Horizon said the addition of a pharmacy to the health center makes it easier for patients to get their...
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Suicide Prevention Awareness month ends but the mission doesn’t

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – The World Health Organization says someone dies from suicide every 40 seconds. In Roanoke, mental health professionals say the work to prevent suicides doesn’t end with Suicide Prevention Awareness month. “Suicide is not inevitable,” said Cathy Shenal, regional coordinator for the Access to Care...
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Ovarian cancer patient hopes to spread awareness and ‘paint’ Roanoke teal

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - A Roanoke woman is hoping to bring more awareness to ovarian cancer by sharing her own story of battling it twice. Her name is Kim Huddleston and she hopes to ‘paint’ the town teal—the color worn to raise awareness about ovarian cancer. By wearing teal and sharing her story, she hopes she will spark a conversation raising awareness.
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Horizon Behavioral Health welcomes new psychiatric provider in Bedford

BEDFORD, Va. – Horizon Behavioral Health in Bedford is expanding. On Wednesday, the center announced a new Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner would be joining their team, which they say is now serving adults in the town of Bedford and Bedford County. The new member, Christine Gilmore, PMHNP, has...
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Carilion Clinic to introduce program for students who struggle with managing emotions, behavior

ROANOKE, Va. – UnitedHealthcare is awarding $1 million in Empowering Health grants to six community-based organizations in Virginia – one of which is local. The purpose of the grants is to help people experiencing challenges from food insecurity, social isolation, and behavioral health issues, as well as support local health promotion and health literacy efforts, according to UnitedHealthcare.
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New River Health District to offer free flu vaccines

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WFXR) — New River Health District (NRHD) will be offering free seasonal flu vaccine on Tuesday, Oct. 4 from noon until 7 p.m. at a special drive-thru dispensing clinic located at the NRV Fair Grounds. According to the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), the vaccines will be...
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Walk to Defeat ALS held in Roanoke

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — About 20 different teams participated in the Walk to Defeat ALS in Roanoke on Saturday. Organizers say ALS is a fatal disease and those who are diagnosed usually have a life span of 3 to 5 years. The goal of the walk at Green Hill Park was to raise $20,000 dollars towards research programs, and advocacy.
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LewisGale addressing nursing shortage in Southwest Virginia

SALEM, Va. – On a patient’s worst day, nurses like Helena Tilley are right by their side. “Being there for them and being somebody they can rely on,” said Tilley, the director of pulmonary, renal, and oncology medical surgery units. But nowadays, it’s getting harder to find...
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Students’ mental health impacted by school threats

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - There have been nine unfounded school threats across our hometowns this month. As her kids get ready for school, Paola Santos worries if it’s the last time she will see them. “It’s really sad that every morning I have to hug my children extra tight...
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New pharmacy set to open at Horizon Wellness Center in Bedford

BEDFORD, Va. – Starting next week, patients at the Horizon Wellness Center in Bedford won’t need to make a separate stop to pick up their prescriptions. On Sept. 29, Genoa Healthcare is slated to open its new integrated pharmacy at the Horizon Behavioral Health Center at 1409 Ole Dominion Boulevard.
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