| Mar 11, 2013
| 5:27 AM
Veteran musher Aaron Burmeister is racing with the hope of preventing fetal alcohol syndrome.
Burmeister, who was born and raised in Nome, says after spending time in multiple villages across the state, he's seen first-hand the effects alcohol has on...
| May 5, 2013
| 7:58 PM
It was all about the babies today in the Roanoke Valley.
Hundreds came out to the Salem Civic Center to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the March of Dimes. This year's goal is to raise $120,000.
This year, UnitedHealthCare of Roanoke donated 10-...
| May 6, 2013
| 4:56 PM
The Food and Drug Administration is warning physicians that women who suffer migraine headaches and are pregnant or may become pregnant should not use the drugs valproate or valproic acid to prevent the severe headaches, in light of new evidence showing...
| Feb 25, 2013
In the mid-1980s, the emerging AIDS epidemic was a high-profile target of vocal conservatives. Politicians and the religious right called for sweeping measures against those diagnosed with AIDS, including quarantine of patients, mandatory screening of...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 2:13 PM
About 10% of married couples suffer from infertility – the inability to conceive a child naturally. Through the better part of the 20th century, physicians considered this a minor and perhaps irrelevant problem, one that contributed overall to...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 7:51 AM
Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) introduced a bill Monday to protect businesses from “shakedown” lawsuits that are filed with the intent of extracting settlements to make the litigation go away.
Business owners told Gatto at his...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 1:22 PM
From the moment a new baby arrives, the worry begins for a mother.
"You come home and you're just like 'okay, now it's my responsibility to take care of them. What do I do?'," said Amy Carr, a Lynchburg mother who just delivered her second child this...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Lentils have a long-time reputation as "the poor man's meat," and a history of more than 8,500 years of cultivation along with biblical and historical references. They were even prescribed by Hippocrates (ca. 460-370 BC) for the treatment of liver...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 1:55 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who take the epilepsy drug valproate during pregnancy are three times more likely to have a child with an autism spectrum disorder, suggests new research based on close to 700,000 babies born in Denmark.
| Mar 16, 2013
| 6:42 AM
He's a one year old Bassett Hound/Spaniel mix.
He came to the RVSPCA as a stray.
He is on the smallish side of a medium sized dog, around 30 pounds.
Maverick is well behaved, walks well on the leash, and is housetrained.
| Sep 14, 2012
| 7:09 AM
Greta Neimanas was bummed about coming home from the Paralympics that ended Sunday in London without a medal.
It was even more disappointing for the road and track cyclist from Chicago that she came so close – fourth in the road time trial,...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 4:35 PM
The lawyer for a Tinley Park-area woman charged with mistreating and neglecting more than 100 animals in her care has failed to persuade a Cook …...