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  • Hassan Abul-Khoudoud, M.D., joins hospitalist team

    King’s Daughters Medical Center welcomes family physician Hassan Abul-Khoudoud, M.D., to its team of hospitalists providing care for hospitalized patients at the medical center. Dr. Abul-Khoudoud earned his medical degree from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, and completed his family medicine residency at the State University of New York Health Sciences Center in Brooklyn. He is ...
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  • Chad McCreary, D.O., joins hospitalist team

    King’s Daughters Medical Center welcomes Chad McCreary, D.O., to its team of hospitalists providing care for hospitalized patients at the medical center. McCreary earned his medical degree from Pikeville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pikeville, Ky., and completed his family medicine residency at Lynchburg Family Practice in Lynchburg, Va. He is board certified by the American Board of ...
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  • Heart surgery program recognized by Consumer Reports

    Congratulations to King’s Daughters cardiothoracic surgeons Robert Fried, M.D., Eric Bronstein, M.D., and Juan Bastidas, M.D., and the entire open-heart surgery team at King’s Daughters for once again being recognized by Consumer Reports as a top hospital for heart surgery. Consumer Reports recognized King’s Daughters for doing well in “both heart bypass and aortic valve ...
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  • Farmers Market returns to campus June 7

    The Boyd County Farmers Market returns to the King's Daughters campus in downtown Ashland Thursday, June 7, beginning at 2 p.m. For the first market of the year, we expect to see asparagus, lettuce, strawberries, green onions and more. The market will be open from 2 p.m. until sell-out, which is usually around 5 p.m. With a selection of fresh fruit, vegetables and other locally grown ...
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  • Respected gastroenterologist comes to Portsmouth

    When it comes to issues of the stomach or digestive system, you want an expert who can help no matter the situation. The team at King’s Daughters Ohio is proud to welcome gastroenterologist Garfield Grandison, M.D., to campus and our endoscopy suites. He has practiced in Ashland for several years, and now will see patients in Portsmouth and Ashland. Practicing with Dr. Grandison will be ...
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  • Hepatitis A: What you can do if you believe you've been exposed

    With a report of a patient with Hepatitis A working at a local restaurant, we’ve experienced a large surge in calls from patients and parents, asking about the vaccine. We do have some of the vaccine, and it’s available through a family physician. To schedule an appointment, call our Care 24/7 line at (606) 408-8999 or toll-free 1-844-324-2200. Our Family Pharmacy on our Ashland campus ...
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  • KDMC leading the way in heart failure care

    King’s Daughters Medical Center is the first facility in the tri-state area to offer the CardioMEMS HF System to patients. CardioMEMS is a miniaturized, wireless monitoring sensor for the management of heart failure. It is the first and only FDA-approved heart failure monitoring device that has been proven to significantly reduce hospital admissions when used by physicians to manage heart ...
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  • Feb. 25 Open House focuses on Know Your Numbers

    his heart month, King’s Daughters heart specialists have been emphasizing the importance of knowing the numbers that add up to a healthier heart: blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, body mass index (BMI), and exercise. From noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, the public will have the opportunity to explore the importance of these numbers, ask questions and learn what they can do to improve ...
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  • Skilled nursing staff surprises couple with 74th anniversary party

    A stay in the hospital isn’t exactly how high school sweethearts Arthur and Alberta Dillon planned to celebrate their 74 th wedding anniversary. In late January, Arthur, 94, fell and has been recovering at King’s Daughters Medical Center Rehab and Skilled Nursing Center. His wife Alberta, 93, has not left his side. Arthur very much wanted to return to his Ironton home before their ...
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  • Choosing eyelid surgery

    Plastic and reconstructive surgeon W. Bryan Rogers, M.D., says facelifts - the go-to procedure when you think of plastic surgery - are not common in our area. “We can do them, but most patients don’t request them.” Dr. Rogers says patients are asking for plastic surgery help in one particular area, though: the eyes. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, ...
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  • King's Daughters, OLBH Enact Flu-Related Visitation Restrictions

    Due to the increase of flu cases and the recent announcement by the Department for Public Health that Kentucky’s flu activity is now an epidemic, King’s Daughters Medical Center and Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital have implemented temporary visitor restrictions. The restrictions are aimed to help prevent the spread of the flu and include: Visitors may be issued masks or other ...
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  • Pharmacy ordering gets a major upgrade

    Medication orders have to be precise, but what happens when you have to order medicine for a Family Care Center? Or an Urgent Care Center? It's such a common thing you might imagine there was a ready-made process we could adopt. It turns out there was not, and there most definitely was not an app for that. So we made one. Marketing/PR developer Obadiah Williams worked with Pharmacy Team ...
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  • Add knowledge to your healthy New Year's resolutions

    Did you resolve to get healthier in 2018 by hitting the gym more often, eating better and managing stress? Good for you! Here’s another resolution you should consider: learning about the numbers that contribute to your overall health, including heart health. Last week, we talked about your blood pressure numbers. This week, our focus is on knowing your numbers when it comes to cholesterol. ...
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  • Flu widespread across Kentucky, U.S.

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting widespread outbreaks of influenza across the U.S. and in Kentucky. The most frequently identified influenza virus type reported by public health laboratories during this flu season is influenza A. The flu usually comes on suddenly. People who have the flu often feel some or all of these symptoms: Fever or feeling feverish/chills ...
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  • 2018 Blood Profile, Vascular Disease screenings scheduled

    King’s Daughters low-cost blood profile and vascular screening programs return in 2018, offering area residents an affordable, convenient way to have routine laboratory testing done and/or check on their vascular health. The Low-Cost Blood Profile includes a complete blood count; comprehensive metabolic panel; lipid profile (LDL, HDL, total cholesterol and triglycerides); and thyroid ...
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  • Know your numbers: Blood Pressure

    Want to start the New Year off right? Take some time to learn about the numbers that contribute to your heart (and overall) health: blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood sugar. Once you know, make a plan with your cardiologist, family physician or other care provider to do something about your numbers. BLOOD PRESSURE You can have high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, and ...
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  • KDMC achieves Afib certification again

    The American College of Cardiology has recognized King’s Daughters Medical Center, Ashland, Ky., for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib). King’s Daughters was awarded Atrial Fibrillation with EPS Accreditation in November based on rigorous onsite evaluation of the staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients ...
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  • Open heart surgeons earn prestigious 3-Star Rating

    King’s Daughters cardiothoracic surgery group, Cardiothoracic Surgeons of Kentucky, has earned a distinguished three-star rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for its patient care and outcomes in isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) procedures. The three-star rating, which denotes the highest category of quality, places King’s Daughters among the elite for ...
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  • "The world's smallest pacemaker" now at King's Daughters

    The world’s smallest pacemaker is now available at King’s Daughters Medical Center. Electrophysiologist Terence Ross, M.D., recently performed the hospital’s first implant of Micra, a device about 93 percent smaller than traditional pacemakers. “This is a significant advancement for our patients,” Dr. Ross said. “Because Micra is so small, it can actually be ...
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  • Understanding cardiac arrhythmias: Part II

    There are four main types of cardiac arrhythmia: premature beats, supraventricular arrhythmias, ventricular arrhythmias and bradyarrhythmias. Today on our blog, we look at ventricular arrhythmias and bradyarrhythmias. The heart consists of four chambers. The upper chambers are called the atria; the lower chambers, the ventricles, are responsible for pushing oxygenated blood out to the body. ...
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  • King's Daughters offers free insurance enrollment assistance

    King’s Daughters Health System is offering free insurance enrollment assistance to those who need to sign up for health insurance for 2018. The window for signing up for insurance is much shorter than in years past, due to changes on the federal level. Sign-ups start Wednesday, November 1, and conclude Friday, December 15. Unlike previous years, there is no grace period this year. We have ...
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  • Don't take your life for granted

    Sharon Wolfe was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1996. A first-grade teacher at Cannonsburg Elementary, she was on spring break, enjoying a late morning to herself. “I was propped up in bed when a commercial came on about breast cancer and I thought maybe I should do a self exam,” she recalls. That’s when she found the lump in her right breast. She made an appointment to ...
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  • Understanding arrhythmias: Premature beats & supraventricular arrhythmias

    There are four main types of cardiac arrhythmia: premature beats, supraventricular arrhythmias, ventricular arrhythmias and bradyarrhythmias. Today’s blog focuses on premature beats and supraventricular arrhythmias. Premature/extra beats are harmless most of the time and usually don’t cause any symptoms. When symptoms do occur, they usually feel like a fluttering or a feeling of a ...
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  • Survivor's advice: Keep people around who love you

    In January 2016, Christy Shears, 58, had a mammogram. The results were normal, nothing suspicious showed up on the films. Just five months later, Christy was diagnosed with a particularly aggressive form of breast cancer, invasive lobular carcinoma, or ILC. Taking a bath in March, she felt something unusual in her right breast. It was concerning, but life intervened – her stepson had died ...
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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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