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Submitted by News Team on Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 5:05pm
Carilion Clinic and Child Health Investment Partnership (CHIP) held a deed signing event earlier today, officially transferring ownership of a building located at 1201 Third Street in Roanoke from Carilion to CHIP. The property has served as CHIP’s non-profit headquarters and through this donation...
Submitted by News Team on Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 2:09pm
On Wednesday, Oct. 29, Carilion Clinic hosted its first live chat on Twitter. Members of Carilion Clinic's Breast Care Center came together for an hour to answer questions about breast health. The goal of the chat was to engage with our community online through the popular social network and raise...
Submitted by News Team on Monday, October 27, 2014 - 1:09pm
Carilion Clinic has named Patrice M. Weiss, M.D., to serve as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Weiss currently serves as Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Carilion Clinic and Professor of OB/GYN at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. Her appointment is effective Nov. 1, 2014...
Submitted by News Team on Monday, October 27, 2014 - 9:32am
Carilion Clinic is proud to announce its partnership with eSSENTIAL Accessibility. Through the partnership, Carilion now offers a desktop app that empowers people with physical disabilities to access carilionclinic.org.   People who are unable to browse the web using conventional methods due to...
Submitted by News Team on Friday, October 24, 2014 - 12:10pm
  Rhonda Anderson calls herself a "breast cancer conqueror" otherwise known as a survivor to most. Three years ago, a mammogram showed she had cancerous cells in one of her breasts. Rhonda underwent a lumpectomy to remove those cells. Earlier this year, she attended Carilion Clinic Breast Care...
Submitted by News Team on Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 4:23pm
An estimated five million Americans live with heart failure (HF), a medical term that describes a heart that is still working but is no longer pumping as strongly or filling as effectively as it once did. Patients with HF are frequently hospitalized, have a reduced quality of life, and face a...
Submitted by News Team on Monday, October 20, 2014 - 3:21pm
In the month of October, breast cancer awareness is front and center in the minds of many women. But the truth is breast health should always be a priority. A mammogram is the only screening test proven to reduce breast cancer deaths. But sometimes doctors need additional testing to determine if...
Submitted by News Team on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 1:26pm
The short answer is, no. If you are ingesting a reasonable western diet and have modest sun exposure, it is unlikely that you will develop a vitamin deficiency. That’s not to say that there aren’t patient populations at risk for vitamin deficiencies. For example the elderly, vegans, new immigrants...
Submitted by News Team on Monday, October 13, 2014 - 3:50pm
All of us have busy lives. Whether it’s making sure the kids are ready for school on time, dinner is on the table at a decent hour, or trying to complete our latest project for work, time is a precious commodity.   While it’s good to focus on the present, it’s important to know and understand your...
Submitted by News Team on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 1:26pm
Regardless of one’s stage in life – be it a young child getting a vaccination or a grown woman going in for a routine mammogram – it’s very important to get annual screenings and exams as part of a preventative healthcare plan.   For some women, however, the thought of an annual mammogram can evoke...