Blog Posts in 2017

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  • Flu widespread across Kentucky, U.S.

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting widespread outbreaks of influenza across the U.S. and in Kentucky. The most frequently identified influenza virus type reported by public health laboratories during this flu season is influenza A. The flu usually comes on suddenly. People who have the flu often feel some or all of these symptoms: Fever or feeling feverish/chills ...
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  • 2018 Blood Profile, Vascular Disease screenings scheduled

    King’s Daughters low-cost blood profile and vascular screening programs return in 2018, offering area residents an affordable, convenient way to have routine laboratory testing done and/or check on their vascular health. The Low-Cost Blood Profile includes a complete blood count; comprehensive metabolic panel; lipid profile (LDL, HDL, total cholesterol and triglycerides); and thyroid ...
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  • Know your numbers: Blood Pressure

    Want to start the New Year off right? Take some time to learn about the numbers that contribute to your heart (and overall) health: blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood sugar. Once you know, make a plan with your cardiologist, family physician or other care provider to do something about your numbers. BLOOD PRESSURE You can have high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, and ...
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  • Smoking cessation classes begin Monday, Jan. 8

    Stop for Life can help you break the addiction to tobacco. Smoking cessation classes begin 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8 and continue through April 2. Classes continue each Monday for 12 weeks at King's Daughters Health Education Center, lower level of Lexington Avenue parking garage. Stop for Life has helped people throughout our region break their addiction to tobacco products. This support group is ...
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  • King's Daughters offers prenatal classes for expectant parents

    Let us help you prepare for baby! Prenatal education classes are a great way to prepare for the arrival of your little one. The 45-minute classes are offered 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. No appointment is needed. Questions and discussions are always welcome. Expectant parents will receive giveaway items and be entered into drawings for car seats, diapers and breastfeeding necessities. ...
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  • Newer approach to hip replacement speeds recovery time

    “Traditional hip replacement usually means weeks of activity restrictions to prevent joint dislocation, three to six months of discomfort while muscles heal and, sometimes, a stay in a nursing home or rehab facility,” said orthopedic surgeon Gerry Trinidad, M.D. It doesn’t have to be that way. A newer approach to hip replacement, called direct anterior approach, or DAA, is making ...
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  • Nursing clinical ladder in its second year

    In its second year, King's Daughters Nursing Clinical Ladder is underway. Our nurses are already making strides in advancing not only their own professional development but also helping King's Daughters make advancements. In a new collaboration, 11 of our nurses are partnering with students from Kentucky Christian University in Grayson. The students are pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in ...
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  • Orthopedic surgeon Sinan Ozgur focuses on shoulders

    King’s Daughters orthopedic surgeon Sinan Ozgur, M.D. works primarily on pathologies of the upper extremity including total and reverse arthroplasty of the shoulder. Prior to his fellowship shoulder and elbow fellowship in San Francisco, Dr. Ozgur earned his medical degree at the University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington, Vt. and completed orthopedic residency at Joan C. ...
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  • KDMC achieves Afib certification again

    The American College of Cardiology has recognized King’s Daughters Medical Center, Ashland, Ky., for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib). King’s Daughters was awarded Atrial Fibrillation with EPS Accreditation in November based on rigorous onsite evaluation of the staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients ...
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  • Welcome to Medicare program is Dec. 5

    King’s Daughters popular Welcome to Medicare program returns Tuesday, Dec. 5 with Jacob Taulbee of the State Health Insurance Program. The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the Health Education Center at King’s Daughters, which is located in the lower level of the Lexington Avenue Parking Garage. King’s Daughters Center for Healthy Living will be on hand with healthy holiday ...
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  • Open heart surgeons earn prestigious 3-Star Rating

    King’s Daughters cardiothoracic surgery group, Cardiothoracic Surgeons of Kentucky, has earned a distinguished three-star rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for its patient care and outcomes in isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) procedures. The three-star rating, which denotes the highest category of quality, places King’s Daughters among the elite for ...
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  • November is National Diabetes Month: know the 3 types of diabetes

    November is National Diabetes Month, where we seek to bring attention to the more than 30 million U.S. adults who have diabetes and the one in four individuals who do not know they have it. The Center for Healthy Living Diabetes Team would like to share information about diabetes and pre-diabetes to recognize those who live with or support someone with diabetes and to create an awareness of those ...
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  • "The world's smallest pacemaker" now at King's Daughters

    The world’s smallest pacemaker is now available at King’s Daughters Medical Center. Electrophysiologist Terence Ross, M.D., recently performed the hospital’s first implant of Micra, a device about 93 percent smaller than traditional pacemakers. “This is a significant advancement for our patients,” Dr. Ross said. “Because Micra is so small, it can actually be ...
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  • Free joint pain screening Nov. 30

    Injury, arthritis, illness or normal wear and tear can cause joint pain. Screenings allow our joint care team to diagnose the cause of your pain and determine a treatment plan that meets your needs. King's Daughters is offering a free joint pain screening 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30 at Outpatient Services Center, 480 23rd St., Ashland. Non-invasive screenings will be performed by orthopedic ...
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  • Patients, community invited Outpatient Services Appreciation Day Nov. 8

    Join us as we celebrate our outpatient services staff and patients! Let King’s Daughters say thank you to its staff and patients as we host Outpatient Services Appreciation Day 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8 at Outpatient Services Center, 480 23rd St., Ashland. Patients and community members are welcome as we raise awareness about the crucial contribution of Occupational Therapy, ...
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  • Understanding cardiac arrhythmias: Part II

    There are four main types of cardiac arrhythmia: premature beats, supraventricular arrhythmias, ventricular arrhythmias and bradyarrhythmias. Today on our blog, we look at ventricular arrhythmias and bradyarrhythmias. The heart consists of four chambers. The upper chambers are called the atria; the lower chambers, the ventricles, are responsible for pushing oxygenated blood out to the body. ...
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  • King's Daughters offers free insurance enrollment assistance

    King’s Daughters Health System is offering free insurance enrollment assistance to those who need to sign up for health insurance for 2018. The window for signing up for insurance is much shorter than in years past, due to changes on the federal level. Sign-ups start Wednesday, November 1, and conclude Friday, December 15. Unlike previous years, there is no grace period this year. We have ...
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  • Don't take your life for granted

    Sharon Wolfe was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1996. A first-grade teacher at Cannonsburg Elementary, she was on spring break, enjoying a late morning to herself. “I was propped up in bed when a commercial came on about breast cancer and I thought maybe I should do a self exam,” she recalls. That’s when she found the lump in her right breast. She made an appointment to ...
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  • Understanding arrhythmias: Premature beats & supraventricular arrhythmias

    There are four main types of cardiac arrhythmia: premature beats, supraventricular arrhythmias, ventricular arrhythmias and bradyarrhythmias. Today’s blog focuses on premature beats and supraventricular arrhythmias. Premature/extra beats are harmless most of the time and usually don’t cause any symptoms. When symptoms do occur, they usually feel like a fluttering or a feeling of a ...
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  • Survivor's advice: Keep people around who love you

    In January 2016, Christy Shears, 58, had a mammogram. The results were normal, nothing suspicious showed up on the films. Just five months later, Christy was diagnosed with a particularly aggressive form of breast cancer, invasive lobular carcinoma, or ILC. Taking a bath in March, she felt something unusual in her right breast. It was concerning, but life intervened – her stepson had died ...
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  • Knowing your risk keeps options open

    Chesapeake, Ohio, resident Jennifer Eaves was pregnant when she first discovered the lump under her left arm. She thought it unusual, but then, pregnancy does all kinds of strange things to a woman’s body. In all the excitement of pregnancy, it wasn’t hard to put the lump out of her mind. Samuel arrived in October 2012 and the pace of life accelerated. In March 2013, Jennifer’s ...
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  • Team members donate $5,500 to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

    King’s Daughters team members initiated a giving campaign for those affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. Employees contributed $5,500 to American Red Cross rescue and recovery efforts. Assistance will help those affected by Hurricane Harvey providing emotional support, spiritual care, temporary housing, food and health services such as medications and eyeglasses replacement. “An ...
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  • Dr. Alex Martin elected president of Kentucky Academy of Audiology

    Congratulations to Audiologist Alex Martin, Au.D, who has been elected president of The Kentucky Academy of Audiology for 2017-2018. He was president elect in 2016-2017 and the convention chair for the Kentucky Academy of Audiology. For nearly 20 years, Dr. Martin has been helping patients at King's Daughters. He evaluates hearing loss and related disorders including balance disorders and ...
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  • What is Parkinson's disease?

    Parkinson’s disease considered a “neurodegenerative” disease. It affects the basic building blocks of the nervous system, called the neurons. Neurons are specialized cells that transmit (send and receive) information to other nerve, muscle or gland cells, either chemically or electrically. Neurons do not generally reproduce or regenerate, so when they become damaged or die, they ...
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  • Don't delay your mammogram

    Glenna Lovins is living proof that while breast cancer may be unpredictable, it’s still beatable. After a bout with the disease, she now preaches a message of early detection. Glenna was diagnosed with breast cancer in January 2016. She was 68 years old. She delayed her yearly mammogram during the busy holiday season — a decision she now regrets. The diagnosis shocked her, her husband, ...
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