Blog Posts in 2017

  • 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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