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In 2012, 41,380 people were diagnosed with cancer in Virginia. In the same year, 14,000 patients in the Commonwealth died.
Local groups are teaming up with the Shenandoah riverkeeper to continue a four-year fight over algae.
WINCHESTER -- When William Sutton, founder of Veterans of Valor, learned about the vast community of homeless veterans throughout the county, he decided to start a program that would work to provide those men and women with what they deserve.
WINCHESTER -- April Adams is trained to practice Reiki therapy. After starting with Winchester Medical Center, she noticed her boss was suffering from a headache. Within just a few minutes of Reiki, the headache was gone.
FRONT ROYAL -- After having her fourth child, Jessica Hrbek of Front Royal wanted to change the way she looked and felt. So she did.
WINCHESTER -- All 15 of Mindfulness Instructor Shell Fischer's students sat facing her with their eyes closed, breathing deeply.
Three juvenile males likely caused the fire that damaged an abandoned building in Basye on Sunday, Feb. 23.
A tractor trailer crash late Monday left debris strewn across the eastbound lanes of Interstate 66 in Warren County, requiring several hours of cleanup.
Monday's winter storm resulted from two systems that moved across the country this weekend, dropping ice and snow on the valley and creating highly hazardous road conditions for Monday and today.
As the fight over Medicaid expansion in Richmond continues, those with the Free Clinic in Woodstock have found that, in reality, the benefits of a possible expansion would be limited.
WOODSTOCK -- Tracy Barb, 45, of Woodstock, has fluid at the base of her brain and there is nothing she can do about it.
Children with epilepsy sometimes regress mentally as they age. They could lose IQ points and not reach developmental milestones. Medical marijuana may dramatically reduce the likelihood of all these possibilities.
A Front Royal woman was charged with driving under the influence after a single-vehicle crash on Route 11 in Toms Brook on Thursday.
STEPHENS CITY -- According to Hilary Greene, owner of Chick Fitness in Stephens City, her gym's purpose is to empower women -- which is why she has hung donated bras from the ceiling.
A litter of Cheetah cubs born at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal late last year had to be separated from their mother after she inadvertently wounded them and caused one cub's death.
STRASBURG -- In a few months, 16-month-old Baylee Scott will be able to hear her mother's voice.
Virginia has been voted the third best state in the country for green buildings, and the Warren County Public Safety Building has been cited as one of the better projects in the commonwealth.
A Front Royal man was rescued from the woods along Steed Lane in Warren County Tuesday evening.
House of Hope in Front Royal is working hard to continue providing services to men in need -- even though the homeless shelter learned this year that it has lost a significant portion of federal grant money.
FRONT ROYAL -- Hiker Jennifer Pharr Davis traveled the Appalachian Trail faster than any other hiker, male or female. And she said she never considers herself more beautiful than when she is out on the trail.
A fire at an abandoned building in Basye is being investigated as a possible case of arson.
This year's strain of flu is impacting young, healthy individuals more than it is the very old or young, according to the Center for Disease Control.
Major changes are underway for Valley Health in the upcoming year, many of which are expected to have a direct, positive impact on patients.
Family practices play a vital role in the daily health of many across the country. But for the past several decades, the nation has seen a steady decrease in the number of primary care providers, and that trend is evident in the Shenandoah Valley as well.
STRASBURG -- Fire gutted A-1 Auto Sales and Towing on Friday.
Some residents in Frederick County have received letters of solicitation from a Connecticut-based insurance company asking them to purchase coverage for their water lines -- but many are mistaking the messages for official government requests.
Spring is only a few weeks away from the valley and according to Mike Wade, chairman of the Community Wellness Festival board, this is the perfect time for locals to start paying closer attention to their health.
BASYE -- After several inches of snow fell on Bryce ski resort Thursday, skiers were out in full force to take advantage of a warm, 50 degree Friday.
A wreck Tuesday left the bed of a dump truck propped against an overpass on Interstate 81 in Mount Jackson.
WINCHESTER -- Shenandoah University and the Lord Fairfax Health District are teaming up to raise awareness in the community about preventable infant fatalities.
Blue Ridge Hospice in Winchester recently received accreditation from The Joint Commission, a recognition that reflects the high quality services the hospice organization offers the community, according to President and CEO Ernie Carnevale.
The American Red Cross is in urgent need of blood.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe has declared a state of emergency for Virginia in anticipation for up to a foot of wet, heavy snow in some areas of the commonwealth.
Many organizations throughout Virginia are encouraging residents to prepare for the upcoming winter storm -- and some are urging them not to forget about their pets.
Jeff Kelble, Shenandoah Riverkeeper, wants to remove more than 80 herds of cattle from the Shenandoah River by the end of 2015.
Five people were transported to local hospitals after a two-vehicle crash Sunday.
For those who have lost significant others, Valentine's Day is sometimes just a reminder of their grief. Blue Ridge Hospice in Winchester is trying to help those individuals cope.