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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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  • King's Daughters receives national award for stroke care

    King’s Daughters Medical Center has once again received recognition from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Associations for delivering high-quality care to stroke patients. Cynthia Keely, director of system and quality improvement for the AHA, presented KDMC with the Get With The Guidelines ® -Stroke Gold Plus Target Stroke Honor Roll Quality Achievement Award on Wednesday, ...
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  • Physicians work to expand oncology training in Ethiopia

    King’s Daughters neurologist Enawgaw Mehari, M.D., and hematologist/oncologist Galena Salem, M.D. will be traveling to Ethiopia next month to participate in a cancer care/education conference in conjunction with People2People, a charitable organization founded by Dr. Mehari. “Our goal is to establish a fellowship program to train cancer care specialists within the Addis Ababa ...
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  • What is Parkinson's disease?

    Parkinson’s disease considered a “neurodegenerative” disease. It affects the basic building blocks of the nervous system, called the neurons. Neurons are specialized cells that transmit (send and receive) information to other nerve, muscle or gland cells, either chemically or electrically. Neurons do not generally reproduce or regenerate, so when they become damaged or die, they ...
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  • Steroid injections, nerve blocks and trigger points ... Oh My!

    Managing chronic pain is an important, but particularly difficult task. In most cases, patients turn first to their primary care provider for help, which may include lifestyle modifications, physical therapy, counseling, alternative pain management techniques, NSAIDS (such as Aleve or Motrin), or prescription medications. When these strategies are ineffective, patients may be referred to a ...
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  • Strategies for low back pain

    Low back pain is one of the most common problems in the U.S. As a matter of fact, more than 80 percent of Americans experience at least one episode of low back pain (LBP) in their lifetimes. Usually this pain is not serious and goes away on its own. Most people experience “nonspecific LBP,” which means there is not a specific spine problem causing the pain. Rarely is back pain caused ...
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  • Neurologist's commitment to Ethiopia receiving global recognition

    Worldwide, there are more than 2 million Ethiopians living somewhere other than their native country. Of these, somewhere between 250,000 and one million Ethiopians live in the U.S. King’s Daughters neurologist Enawgaw Mehari, M.D., is one of those 2 million. And while more than 7,500 miles separate Dr. Mehari from Ethiopia, the distance has not stopped him from having a having a profound ...
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  • UK Cerebrovascular specialists open outreach at KDMC

    Beginning Monday, July 3, UK Healthcare Neurosciences Institute specialists in cerebrovascular surgery will have an outreach clinic at KDMC. The outreach clinic will include cerebrovascular surgeons Justin Fraser, M.D., and Stephen Grupke, M.D., and neurointerventional radiologist Nasser Alhajeri, M.D., and will be located in KDMS - Neuromedicine offices, Suite 400, Medical Plaza A. The clinic ...
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  • King's Daughters earns national recognition for stroke treatment

    King’s Daughters Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus. The award recognizes KDMC’s commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-driven guidelines based on the latest ...
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  • Ischemic stroke explained

    Ischemic stroke is the most commonly occurring type of stroke, affecting about 200,000 Americans annually. The word, ischemic, means an insufficient supply of blood to a part of the body caused by an obstruction. An ischemic stroke occurs when blood cannot get to the brain. There are two types of ischemic stroke: embolic and thrombotic. A stroke caused by a blood clot or a fragment of plaque that ...
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  • Exploring stroke types: Hemorrhagic Stroke

    Last week, we talked about Transient Ischemic Attacks, or “mini-stroke." This week, we’ll focus on hemorrhagic stroke. Only about 15 percent of all strokes are hemorrhagic, but they cause about 40 percent of all deaths from stroke. The word “hemorrhage” means the escape of blood from a ruptured blood vessel. When a hemorrhage happens in the brain, the blood pools, ...
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  • TIA: The canary in the coal mine

    Stroke is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the U.S. Every year, 795,000 people suffer a stroke. About 600,000 of these are first attacks, and 185,000 are recurrent attacks. Nearly three-quarters of all strokes occur in people over the age of 65. During May, national Stroke Awareness Month, we’ll be sharing information about stroke and things you can do to reduce your ...
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  • Memory loss affects young and old

    When we think of memory loss, the picture of a person in their 50s, 60s, or 70s usually comes to mind. But younger people can suffer from memory loss, and it appears that our lifestyle choices may be to blame. Fourteen percent of men and women between the age of 18 and 39 complain of poor memory. Researchers say that's because our habit of multi-tasking, high-stress jobs, time spent looking at ...
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  • Neurodiagnostics - It's Electrifying!

    Have you ever had a EMG, EEG or nerve conduction study? If so, one of the health professionals involved in your testing was probably a neurodiagnostic technologist. Neurodiagnostic techs provide a valuable contribution to quality patient care through recording and study of the electrical activity of the brain and nervous system. They have many areas of expertise and act as eyes and ears for ...
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  • Neurologist joins King's Daughters staff

    King’s Daughters is pleased to welcome neurologist Enawgaw Mehari, M.D., to its medical staff. Prior to joining King’s Daughters, Mehari maintained a private practice in Morehead, Ky., and was a consulting neurologist at St. Claire Regional Medical Center. Mehari earned his medical degree from Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia. He completed internship in anesthesiology and ...
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  • Strike Out Stroke at Boyd-Greenup Game

    Strike Out Stroke comes to Boyd-Greenup game April 13 Baseball fans, parents and the public will be asked to help Strike Out Stroke at the Boyd County High School-Greenup County High School baseball game 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 13 at Boyd County. It is the fifth year King’s Daughters has sponsored the Strike Out Stroke program, raising awareness of stroke signs, symptoms and risk ...
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Neurologist earns subspecialty certification

    Congratulations to King’s Daughters neurologist Omar Elghawanmeh, M.D., who has recently received subspecialty certification in epilepsy from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Epilepsy is the fourth-most common neurological disorder and affects people of all ages. It is characterized by unpredictable seizures and can cause other health problems. Elghawanmeh completed his ...
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  • King's Daughters stroke program earns national certification

    King’s Daughters has once again received certification as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center from The Joint Commission, based on the results of an onsite survey in October. King’s Daughters stroke program has been continuously certified since 2010. Interventional radiologist Wes Lewis, M.D., leads the stroke program. Also participating in The Joint Commission accreditation visit were ...
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