Health and Medicine

First Lady of Virginia Suzanne Youngkin was joined by Attorney General Jason Miyares today in Roanoke as “Phase 2” of the Fentanyl Awareness campaign “It Only Takes One,” was announced. Youngkin says the overdose numbers have ticked down recently, and added that the wider distribution of and training for the use of Narcan to revive people from an opioid overdose is helping to save lives. More on this story tomorrow on the Roanoke Valley’s Morning News between 6 and 9am.

 

Better Days to Come Virginia is hosting a Mental Health Awareness Event. As WFIR’s Denise Allen Membreno reports organizers created an event to spotlight some resources that might surprise you.

June is Men’s Mental Health Awareness Month. A local counseling organization is educating the public on different ways to tackle mental health issues. WFIR’s Denise Allen Membreno has more.

https://www.facebook.com/events/764433569134077

 

roanoke farmers' marketFarmers’ Markets in the region are seeing a resurgence in customers. As WFIR’s Denise Allen Membreno reports shopping at a farmers’ market is not only good for YOUR health, it’s good for the local economy.

If you want to know where your food comes from then there’s no better place to shop than a farmers’ market. As WFIR’s Denise Allen Membreno reports it’s good for your health, the local economy and the environment.

Richmond nonprofit Rx Partnership is celebrating its 20th anniversary by furthering its mission of education. WFIR’s Denise Allen Membreno has more on the RX Displays.

RxPartnership has helped increase medication access for more than 83-thousand vulnerable Virginians. The Richmond based nonprofit is celebrating its 20th anniversary. WFIR’s Denise Allen Membreno has more on a new educational program which organizations such as the Bradley free clinic can utilize.

Carilion Clinic and a company called Drone Up have entered the second phase of a partnership that could help streamline the delivery of medical supplies to frontline care teams in the Carilion network. Phase two testing wraps up on Saturday.  During Phase 2 teams are assessing ways to streamline the drone delivery process for Carilion Clinic. The drones will launch from the Carilion warehouse on Franklin

Road, pick up packages at the Riverside campus, and deliver them to about 8 locations. Paul Davenport is Vice-President of Emergency Services at Carilion Clinic:

 

 

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There is actually a term for those who have an intense fear of doctors – “iatrophobia,” which can prevent them from calling for an appointment when they really should for a persistent pain problem. A surgeon with the Virginia Spine Institute urges people to reach out when they should, as WFIR’s Gene Marrano reports:

 

Good Samaritan Hospice hosted the grand opening of the region’s first freestanding hospice house. WFIR’s Denise Allen Membreno has more.

 

Good Samaritan Hospice celebrated the opening of the region’s first freestanding hospice house. As WFIR’s Denise Allen Membreno reports the 16 bed facility will offer help to the region’s most vulnerable.