Community Updates

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Community Updates

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Community Updates


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Family Health History Day

Community Update - Week of November 13th, 2023 By: Dr. Cynthia Morrow, Health Director, Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts Family members may share more than similar looks. Common health conditions such as heart disease, cancer, arthritis, dementia, asthma, and diabetes, as well as rare diseases such as hemophilia, cystic fibrosis, and sickle cell anemia... Continue reading

Stroke Awareness

Community Update - Week of October 23rd, 2023 By: Dr. Cynthia Morrow, Health Director, Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts Stroke Awareness Day (October 29) is a good time to remind ourselves how to help prevent and recognize strokes, the leading cause of long-term disability in the United States and the fifth-leading cause of death.... Continue reading

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The Power of WIC

Community Update - Week of July 31st, 2023 By: Dr. Cynthia Morrow, Health Director, Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts While public health may be best known for its response to emerging threats to the community’s health during a weather emergency or disease outbreaks, most of the time, our staff is focused on preventing people... Continue reading