Blog Posts in 2019

  • Heart disease in women is a bigger deal than most think

    A recent study showed that women are beginning to recognize that heart disease is a major threat to them on the whole (54 percent knew it was the No. 1 killer of women in the U.S.). But only 13 percent said they were personally worried about their risk. “I think a lot of women are shocked when they find out they are at risk,” said King’s Daughters cardiologist Jennifer Listerman, ...
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  • King's Daughters recognizes volunteers

    National Volunteer Week is April 7-13. Everyone at King’s Daughters is very thankful for our volunteers and their dedication to our mission - “To care. To serve. To heal.” The volunteer program at King’s Daughters was established on Oct. 6, 1955, with 138 charter members. While it was initially called The Women’s Auxiliary of King’s Daughters Hospital, the ...
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  • Procedure reduces stroke risk during carotid artery surgery

    Stroke is the leading cause of disability, and the No. 5 cause of death, in the U.S. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked (ischemic stroke) or ruptures (hemorrhagic stroke). Carotid artery disease causes more than half of all strokes in the U.S., according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. Carotid artery disease is ...
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  • Free Healthy Heart with EKG Screening

    King’s Daughters is providing free healthy heart with EKG screenings beginning at 2 p.m. Friday, March 8 at King’s Daughters Cardiology, 613 23 rd St., Suite 230, Ashland. Appointments are required and may be made by calling 1-888-377-KDMC (5362). Participants will receive checks of their total cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and blood oxygen levels and a screening EKG. ...
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  • Free Carpal Tunnel Screening

    Pain, numbness or tingling in one or both hands may be a sign of carpal tunnel syndrome, a condition that is estimated will affect as many as 6 percent of adults in the U.S. at some point in their lives. King’s Daughters is offering a free carpal tunnel screening, beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, onboard King’s Daughters blue mobile health unit, parked on the KDMC campus at ...
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  • Health Foundation now accepting scholarship applications

    King’s Daughters Health Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications from high school seniors for the 2019-2020 academic year. Three scholarship opportunities are available through the Foundation. The Stewart Health Foundation Scholarship is a new scholarship for 2019. This scholarship, in the amount of $1,000 per year, is renewable for up to four years, provided eligibility criteria ...
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  • A "textbook" Central Sterile program

    Kudos to Glenna Hamblin (second from left in the photo) and the King's Daughters Central Sterile teams for a job well done! Glenna's ability to stay abreast (and ahead) of the rapidly changing regulatory requirements and patient safety standards has resulted in stellar outcomes. A consultant recently commented that the King's Daughters “Central Sterile Department is the most ...
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