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  • One year later: Revisiting breast cancer survivors

    In October 2018, we profiled three women and their experiences with breast cancer. These brave ladies shared their stories and photos for the greater good, and to encourage women everywhere to be vigilant, take an active role in their healthcare, and get screened as recommended by medical professionals. For 2019, we wanted to catch up with them and continue their stories. “What a difference ...
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  • 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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  • Diagnosed at Age 37: Two Portraits of Courage

    Amy Arthur’s story When turning age 37 in September 2017, Amy Arthur didn’t expect a lot different. Dinner and gifts from family members, and a few cards from friends were the norm these days. But first, she had an annual check-up with Richard Ford, M.D. , her gynecologist. And that’s where her birthday took an unexpected turn. “Dr. Ford found the lump that day. He ...
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  • Ford family brings decades of experience in women's care

    King’s Daughters is pleased to welcome gynecology practice of Richard Ford, M.D., to its Integrated Practices. Patients are welcome at King’s Daughters Medical Specialties Gynecology, 224 Winchester Ave., Suite 1, Ashland. The practice consists of two physicians and two nurse practitioners. New patients are welcome! To schedule an appointment, please call (606) 324-2554. Conditions ...
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  • King's Daughters offers prenatal classes for expectant parents

    Let us help you prepare for baby! Prenatal education classes are a great way to prepare for the arrival of your little one. The 45-minute classes are offered 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. No appointment is needed. Questions and discussions are always welcome. Expectant parents will receive giveaway items and be entered into drawings for car seats, diapers and breastfeeding necessities. ...
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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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  • Knowing your risk keeps options open

    Chesapeake, Ohio, resident Jennifer Eaves was pregnant when she first discovered the lump under her left arm. She thought it unusual, but then, pregnancy does all kinds of strange things to a woman’s body. In all the excitement of pregnancy, it wasn’t hard to put the lump out of her mind. Samuel arrived in October 2012 and the pace of life accelerated. In March 2013, Jennifer’s ...
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  • Don't delay your mammogram

    Glenna Lovins is living proof that while breast cancer may be unpredictable, it’s still beatable. After a bout with the disease, she now preaches a message of early detection. Glenna was diagnosed with breast cancer in January 2016. She was 68 years old. She delayed her yearly mammogram during the busy holiday season — a decision she now regrets. The diagnosis shocked her, her husband, ...
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  • Treating breast cancer with great medicine and humor

    Forty-six. Just 46. That’s was Lisa Smith’s age when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was early October 2016. “I found a lump under my arm,” Lisa said. “When I went to my family doctor, he also found a lump in my chest. The next week, I had an ultrasound, and was scheduled for a biopsy. I found out I had stage 3 breast cancer. That’s how my journey ...
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  • Mobile mammography unit at Sam's Club on Sept. 9

    If it's time for your mammogram, but getting it taken care of through the week is just too much hassle, here's an opportunity to get your mammogram done on a Saturday! King’s Daughters Mobile Mammography Unit will visit at Sam’s Club, 432 Walmart Way, in South Point, Ohio, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9. Screening mammography does not require a physician order and is ...
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  • Understanding Tetralogy of Fallot

    Congenital Heart Disease is the most common severe abnormality occurring in the fetus. The incidence of CHD is about 50 per 1,000 live births. The majority of fetuses with CHD have no known risk factors. Diagnosing these problems during pregnancy allows physicians and nurses to provide more education, counseling and support to the expectant mother and improves outcomes. Recently, the public became ...
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  • Butterfly release commemorates infant loss

    King’s Daughters Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group invites families who have experienced the loss of an infant during pregnancy or following birth to participate in a butterfly release and prayer ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 13 at the Ashland Central Park fountain. Each participant receives a butterfly to release in memory of the child. There is no charge to participate. ...
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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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  • KDMC Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group sponsors Memories Tree

    The Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group at King’s Daughters Medical Center invites those who have experienced the loss of a child in pregnancy or infancy to place an ornament with their child’s name on the Memories Tree. The Memories Tree and ornaments will be available through the month of December in the Chapel at King’s Daughters. There is no charge to participate. ...
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