Carilion Clinic Blogs

New Medical Camera Examines the Heart with Better Images, Less Radiation

New technology is giving Carilion Clinic cardiologists a clearer look at their patients' hearts. During a nuclear medicine scan, a special camera measures the function of the heart. Carilion's newest camera captures better images while using less radiation.

Botox Effectively Treats Overactive Bladder, Without the Side Effects of Medication

An overactive bladder, a condition also called "urge incontinence" can seriously affect a person's quality of life. Medications help,  but have side effects. Recent research found that a simple, painless Botox injection is just as effective as medication, without the side effects.  Carilion Clinic's Urogynecology Department is the only physician's group in the region performing the procedure.

Carilion Clinic Breast Care Center Receives Komen Grant to provide Screenings

The Carilion Clinic Breast Care Center will be able to provide more free breast cancer screenings thanks to a $91,000 grant from the Susan G. Komen Virginia Blue Ridge Affiliate. Many thanks to our local Komen affiliate and the hundreds of people who support its fundraising efforts each year!

Carilion Clinic Children's Hospital Patient Shines in Children's Miracle Network Spotlight

Each year Food Lion fundraises for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®. This year, there’s an exciting twist. 6 markets across the country were selected to have a local patient on the shelves of Food Lion stores to brand the partnership with CMN Hospitals. Roanoke is pleased to be one of them. Victor Chase, a 6 year old kindergartner, has been treated at Carilion Clinic Children’s Hospital since birth.

The Virginia Science Festival - An Important Event for Kids and Healthcare!

Carilion Clinic is sponsoring Virginia's first science festival!  The Virginia Science Festival, coming to Blacksburg and Roanoke October 4-11, is presented by the Science Museum of Western Virginia and Virginia Tech. The event is a fun and exciting journey into the worlds of science, technology, art and math.  Carilion President and CEO Nancy Howell Agee explains why this event is an important way to support our region's health care.

A Simple Invitation by Jude Prashaw

A simple invitation:  “Please write a note of concern on a piece of paper, place the paper in the bowl of water; I will incorporate your notes into the clay boat that is called Hope Floats.

An overflowing response;  I often return from working in Pediatrics to see a bowl of notes floating in water.  




Carilion, LifeNet Staff and Donor Families Release Butterflies to Mark National Donate Life Month

To celebrate National Donate Life month, members of our Donor Champion Committee and LifeNet staff gathered together for a special dedication ceremony in the Dr. Robert L.A. Keeley Healing Garden outside of CRMH. A butterfly bush was planted in honor of organ donors and butterflies were released to signify the transformative power of organ donation.