Blog Posts in 2017

  • Neurosurgeon offers carpal tunnel surgery

    Carpal tunnel syndrome – numbness, tingling, weakness, and other problems in one or both hands – is caused by pressure on the median nerve in your wrist. This nerve, and several tendons, run from the forearm into the hand through a small opening in the wrist called the carpal tunnel. The median nerve controls movement and feeling in the thumb and first three fingers. Symptoms most ...
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  • New Emergency Dept. team making a difference

    In January 2017, a mostly new team of physicians and advanced practitioners, from a national group called Team Health, took over medical provider service at the King’s Daughters Emergency Department. Team Health is a nationwide company who also serves our 24/7 Urgent Care Center in Portsmouth with great results. The new team’s goal in Ashland is to continue to have outstanding quality ...
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  • Parkinson's Support Group meets Tuesday

    The next monthly meeting of the Parkinson’s Disease support group will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 4 in the Health Education Center at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland, Ky. The speaker is Cathy DeLave, a registered nurse with the Parkinson’s Disease Advocate Program sponsored by AbbVie, Inc. Mrs. DeLave, who lives in Michigan, serves as an advocate for the North ...
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  • Free diabetic foot screening Tuesday in Ashland

    King’s Daughters podiatrist Matthew Ellsworth, DPM, will be conducting free diabetic foot exams from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 28 as part of the American Diabetes Associations ALERT! Day. The screening consists of a review of the participant’s medical history and an exam of the feet. Recommendations for self-care, education and follow-up services, if needed, will be provided. The ...
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  • L&D nurses earn obstetric certification

    King's Daughters Medical Center congratulates three of its Labor and Delivery nurses for successfully meeting the requirements for certification in Inpatient Obstetric Nursing. The Certification Program is nationally renowned as a true gauge of a nurse's ability to provide excellent care. Nursing Certification Boards by Specialty demonstrate a commitment to advancing one's knowledge ...
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  • Applications accepted for teen volunteer program

    King’s Daughters Teen Volunteer Program is accepting applications for its summer program. Volunteering at King’s Daughters is an excellent opportunity for teens to earn service/volunteer hours that can help them stand out during the college admissions/scholarship process. Teen volunteers must be at least 16 years old on or before June 1, 2017. The upper age limit is 18. There are two ...
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  • Deadline for spring craft fair vendors is April 14

    King's Daughters Spring craft fair has been scheduled for noon to 8 p.m. May 11 under the tent at Central Avenue and 24th Street. Vendor applications are now being accepted though Friday, April 14 from the public. Booth sizes are 6 by 10 and 10 by 10. There is no charge to participate in the show, but you must complete a vendor application and pay a $10 fee to the City of Ashland. King's ...
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  • Giant, inflatable colon to visit Ashland Town Center

    March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and King’s Daughters Medical Center and Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital are partnering with several area organizations to bring a special, educational event to Ashland Town Center mall from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, March 31. A highlight of the event will include a giant, inflatable colon visitors can walk through (from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.) to learn ...
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  • JDRF Road Tour to make stop in Portsmouth March 30

    This way to a cure! The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Road Tour is making a stop in Portsmouth - 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30 at King's Daughters Medical Center Ohio, 2001 Scioto Trail, Portsmouth. Destination: A Cure for T1D (type 1 diabetes) will feature guest speaker John Lyons whose 10-year-old daughter Julia was diagnosed with T1D when she was 3. John, who lives in Cincinnati, is ...
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  • Electrophysiology team first in the nation to receive accreditation

    Our electrophysiology program has been awarded a national first - full accreditation for electrophysiology by Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE). Our program was the first in the nation to undergo review last year, and now is the first to receive accreditation in the U.S. Our heart team also received reaccreditation from ACE for cardiac catheterization and percutaneous coronary ...
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  • Healthy Heart with EKG Screening is March 15 in Flatwoods

    King’s Daughters is providing free healthy heart with EKG screenings beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 15 on its Mobile Health Unit at Flatwoods Senior Center, 2516 Reed St., Flatwoods. Participants will receive checks of their total cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and blood oxygen levels and a screening EKG. Results will be reviewed by a King’s Daughters heart specialist. ...
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  • Blood Profile, Vascular Screenings set for Grayson

    King's Daughters Low-Cost Blood Profile and Vascular Disease Screening Programs are coming to King's Daughters Family Care Center, 609 N. Carol Malone Blvd., Grayson, Ky., on Friday, March 17. The screenings will be offered beginning at 8 a.m. The Low-Cost Blood Profile includes a complete blood count; comprehensive metabolic panel; lipid profile (LDL, HDL, total cholesterol and ...
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  • Nutrition Month: Give Cauliflower Rice a Try

    Food trends come and go like the changing tide. Most of the time we’re happy when they go, but in the case of cauliflower rice we’re very happy that it’s here. Despite what it sounds like, cauliflower rice is not another spaghetti squash. Trying to replace pasta is an almost impossible feat. That’s not to say that cauliflower rice could pass as rice in a taste test -it is ...
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  • Red Cross Blood Drive is March 15

    King’s Daughters will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 15 in King’s Daughters Health Education Center (lower level of the Lexington Avenue parking garage). It's estimated that more than 4.5 million people in the U.S. would die each year without a blood transfusion. If all blood donors gave two to four times a year, it would help prevent ...
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  • When a headache is more than just a headache

    More than 3 million Americans live with chronic migraine – a neurological condition that is much more than just a headache. They experience 15 or more headache days a month, with each headache lasting four or more hours per day. In addition to pain, sufferers may experience sensitivity to light and sound, changes in vision, touch and speech, and nausea/vomiting. Chronic migraine can be ...
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  • King's Daughters supports Young Men's Conference

    King's Daughters was one of several local sponsors of the inaugural Young Men's Conference held March 7 at Ashland Community and Technical College. Sophomores from across the region attended the event to hear local speakers and inspirational stories. Topics ranged from making the right decision to leadership, business startups, emerging technologies, social media and Marine Corps ...
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  • Nutrition Month is about making healthier choices

    Nutrition is about small changes, and beginning to practice cooking more at home and experimenting with healthier ingredients. The best recipe should be: Something you can make into your own (don't have a listed ingredient? Use what you have!) Simple to follow with fewer ingredients (same time, money, and energy!) Healthy! (Investing in your health makes the time spent so much more rewarding!) ...
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  • Exploring the role of diet in colorectal cancer

    March is both Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and Nutrition Month. There’s no better time to learn more about the key role nutrition plays in preventing colorectal cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates there will be 135,000 new cases of colorectal cancer diagnosed in the U.S. in 2017. Nearly half of these cancers could be prevented through diet, exercise and physical activity, ...
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