Blog Posts in 2016

  • KDMC Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group sponsors Memories Tree

    The Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group at King’s Daughters Medical Center invites those who have experienced the loss of a child in pregnancy or infancy to place an ornament with their child’s name on the Memories Tree. The Memories Tree and ornaments will be available through the month of December in the Chapel at King’s Daughters. There is no charge to participate. ...
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  • New pediatric practice opens Dec. 5

    Parents who have been searching for a pediatrician for their child in Ashland now have a new choice: King’s Daughters Ashland Pediatrics. Board-certified pediatrician Aaron McGuffin M.D., and nurse practitioner Laura Wells lead the practice. McGuffin earned his medical degree and completed his residency in internal medicine-pediatrics at Marshall University School of Medicine. Wells received ...
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  • Free healthy heart with EKG screenings in Wellston on Dec. 13

    King’s Daughters is providing free healthy heart with EKG screenings from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13 at Seton Square, 570 W. First St., Wellston, Ohio. Participants will receive checks of their total cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and blood oxygen levels and a screening EKG. A King’s Daughters heart specialist will review results. Fasting, appointments are not ...
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  • Free skin cancer screenings offered Dec. 7 in Flatwoods

    Skin cancer is the most common cancer affecting Americans. In fact, about 20 percent of us will develop it at some point in our lives. Because skin cancer usually results from lifestyle choices, nearly all cases are avoidable. Those choices may have been made five, 10 or even 20 years ago, so it’s important to protect your skin from the sun and UV rays now, avoid unnecessary exposure to UV ...
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  • Diabetes health fair offered in Prestonsburg

    In honor of National Diabetes Awareness Month in November, King’s Daughters Center for Healthy Living is hosting a diabetes health fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 at King’s Daughters Family Care Center, 1279 Old Abbott Mountain Road, Prestonsburg, Ky. The health fair will feature free blood glucose (sugar) checks, along with education, healthy recipes, snacks and door ...
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  • Catlettsburg Family Care Center welcomes physician assistant

    King’s Daughters welcomes physician assistant Jason Mullins to its Family Care Center in Catlettsburg. Mullins joins Stacy Ann Dixon, M.D., Anna Patton, M.D., and nurse practitioner Rhonda Crawford. Mullins earned his Master of Science in Physician Assistant studies from the University of Kentucky, Lexington. He is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician ...
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  • Low-Dose CT can help find lung cancer earlier

    November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. It's a good time to remind those who may be at high risk, there's now an effective screening tool for early detection: the low-dose CT scan (LDCT). Like most cancers, lung cancer can be effectively treated if it is found early. LDCT is covered by Medicare and Medicaid and many private insurance plans for those who meet certain criteria: Must be ...
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  • Hospitalists achieve certification

    Congratulations to King’s Daughters hospitalists Allen Cochran, M.D., and Kayla Lundsten, M.D., for achieving certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Cochran earned his medical degree at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown, Ohio, and completed residency at Forum Health at Northside Medical Center, Youngstown, Ohio. Lundsten earned her medical ...
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