Blog Posts in 2017

  • Blood drive scheduled for Feb. 27

    The next American Red Cross blood drive at King's Daughters will take place from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27 in the Health Education Center. Your single donation could save up to three lives! Appointments to donate blood are suggested by calling The American Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org and enter: KDMC to schedule an appointment. Did you know? Every two seconds ...
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  • Linda Wilson: Getting back to life; total knee replacement success

    For the last two years, increasing pain in her left knee made routine activities difficult for Linda Wilson. “I have always been active, but pain in my knee slowed me down,” Wilson said. “My leg would swell, and I had difficulty walking.” When she and her husband Dan went on vacation to Virginia Beach and she could not keep up, she knew she could not put off total left knee ...
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  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension program March 16

    Join us for Insights on Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension with speaker Elizabeth McDaniel, RN — 6 p.m. Thursday, March 16 King’s Daughters Health Education Center, lower level of Lexington Avenue parking garage. Insights is an educational program designed specifically for individuals with PAH. PAH results from abnormal changes in the walls of the pulmonary arteries that cause the ...
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  • King's Daughters Health Foundation now accepting scholarship applications

    King’s Daughters Health Foundation is accepting applications for scholarships from high school seniors. The scholarship opportunities available are: King’s Daughters Health Foundation Health Career Scholarship One $2,500 King’s Daughters Health Foundation Health Career Scholarship will be awarded to a 2017 graduating senior. The winner must be a resident of Boyd, Carter, Greenup ...
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  • King's Daughters welcomes new podiatrist

    King’s Daughters Medical Center is pleased to welcome a new podiatrist to its team: Matthew Ellsworth, DPM. Podiatrists provide medical and surgical care for a variety of foot and ankle conditions, including plantar fasciitis, heel pain, complications of diabetes, hammer toe diabetic foot care, gait problems, calluses, non-healing wounds, and ingrown toenails. Ellsworth earned his medical ...
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  • KDMC offers low-cost blood profile, A1C screenings on Feb. 24

    Many physicians and healthcare providers recommend that patients receive routing blood screening to monitor health, check medication effectiveness or monitor blood sugar levels. Unfortunately, for many patients, the cost of these screenings isn’t covered by insurance … or deductibles and co-pays make it unaffordable. King’s Daughters is pleased to provide a lower cost ...
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  • Biplane angiography advances treatment of stroke

    The treatment of stroke – and other neurovascular conditions – is extremely important to our community. Not only is stroke the fifth-leading cause of death in the U.S., it is one of the top causes of disability. The stroke program at King’s Daughters is on the forefront in the treatment of stroke. And now, with the introduction of biplane angiography, King’s Daughters is ...
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  • Welcome to Medicare Program is March 7

    King's Daughters invites those who are newly eligible for Medicare, as well as those who will soon will be eligible, to attend its March Welcome to Medicare program. The program will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 7 in the Health Education Center at King's Daughters. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in a free Sleep Screening beginning at 11:30 a.m. A ...
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  • Lifelong educator shares an important heart lesson

    A lifelong educator, Steve Trimble learned something about his heart in 2014 that has made a significant impact on his life. It was an April evening. Trimble was feeling pretty bad. He was in pain and having trouble breathing. He and his wife, Pam, decided to seek care the next day at King’s Daughters Medical Specialties Prestonsburg, where Pam is practice manager. Trimble saw cardiologist ...
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  • Know heart attack's early warning signs

    Learning the early signs and symptoms of a heart attack enables you to know how to save a life – of someone you love, someone you work with, even yourself. More than 800,000 people die in the U.S. every year from a heart attack. On average, half of these patients had, but ignored, the early warning signs: A feeling of fullness Pain that travels down one or both arms Jaw pain Excessive ...
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  • Cancer Prevention: What you should know!

    The Oncology team at King’s Daughters would like you to know that February is Cancer Prevention Month — the perfect time to learn more about steps you can take to reduce your cancer risk. The American Institute for Cancer Research estimates that one-third of the most common cancers in the U.S. could be prevented if Americans moved more, weighed less and ate more healthfully. That ...
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  • Heart Month Open House is Feb. 26

    In celebration of American Heart Month, King’s Daughters is inviting area residents to attend a special celebration of heart health from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26. King’s Daughters Cardiology will be providing free Healthy Heart with EKG screenings in its offices – Suite 230, Medical Plaza B, 613 23 rd St. The screening consists of checks of total cholesterol, blood sugar, ...
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  • Survivor Profile: Angie Vallance

    It was May 2011 when registered nurse Angie Vallance experienced intense dizziness while at work. “I sat down and was talking to my manager,” she recalls. “All of a sudden, I had this intense dizzy spell.” It went as quickly as it came, and Angie thought all was OK. But her colleagues – she works with the heart specialists at King’s Daughters Cardiology – ...
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