Blog Posts in 2017

  • Pertussis on the rise

    Pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, is a serious respiratory illness characterized by an infectious cough. Although most of us were vaccinated against it as children, as we get older, our ability to fight it off weakens, leaving us susceptible as adults. Pertussis is very contagious and can be quite serious, especially for infants less than one year of age. Pertussis outbreaks have been ...
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  • Aitken joins team at King's Daughters Orthopedics

    King’s Daughters Health System is pleased to announce orthopedic surgeon George Aitken, M.D., is joining King’s Daughters Medical Specialties Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. For more than 20 years, Dr. Aitken has cared for patients in Ashland and surrounding communities as an independent physician. As a member of King’s Daughters orthopedic team, he will relocate to Suite G30 of ...
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  • Flu vaccination clinics set

    Need a flu shot? King’s Daughters has you covered! An annual flu shot is the first and best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu. It can reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits and missed work/school, in addition to reducing hospitalizations caused by flu and flu complications. Flu vaccination significantly reduced a child’s risk of dying from influenza. ...
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  • Family physician joins Prestonsburg office

    Family physician Kate Tackett, D.O., has joined King’s Daughters Primary Care Prestonsburg, 1279 Old Abbott Mountain Road. Tackett earned her medical degree from the University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2014 and completed her family medicine residency at Pikeville Medical Center in 2017. She joins family physicians Ashley Adams, D.O., Clayton Bowman, D.O., and ...
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  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Patient Support Group - Tuesday, Sept. 12

    You are are invited to Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Patient Support Group: Understanding the Basics - 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12 at King's Daughters Health Education Center, lower level of Lexington Avenue parking garage. Light refreshments will be served. Featured speaker is John McConnell, M.D., of the University of Kentucky Lung Transplant Program. To register, please call (606) 408-0927. ...
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  • Join the fun at HeartChase 2017

    The American Heart Association's HeartChase is a good-cause community adventure game. It’s a fun and frenzied pursuit of hidden rewards and healthy lives. And best of all, it’s a chance to help our community and the AHA chase away heart disease for good. After completing a heart healthy walk, teams of 2-5 people compete against other teams in fun, mission-based challenges. The team ...
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  • Family Pharmacy locations offer Drug TakeBack

    Three Fridays in October; three locations. King's Daughters Family Pharmacy is offering days for Drug TakeBack: Friday, Oct. 6 - 613 23rd St., Ashland; hours: 7 a.m. - 11 p.m.; (606) 324-0092 Friday, Oct. 13 - 2001 Scioto Trail, Portsmouth; hours: 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; (740) 991-1201 Friday, Oct. 20 - 912 Park Ave., Ironton; hours: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; (740) 237-4922 This initiative gives the ...
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