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09/12/2014
‘Love Ride’ benefits PMC cancer patients: Fundraiser set for this weekend

PIKEVILLE — Local residents have the opportunity to help cancer patients at Pikeville Medical Leonard Lawson Cancer Center. The 17th Annual “Kings Love Ride,” a fundraiser for the cancer center’s After Breast Cancer (ABC) Support Group, will be held Sept. 13. Registration begins more on this story...  

09/12/2014
Raising awareness for ovarian cancer

As a doctor dedicated to the care of women with gynecologic cancer, I know that September is an important month.   It is the time to enhance awareness of ovarian cancer, the deadliest gynecological cancer and the fifth leading cause of cancer death among American women. more on this story...  

09/05/2014
PMC honors physicians

PIKEVILLE — Two groups of physicians were recognized during Pikeville Medical Center’s Sept. 2 medical staff meeting at the PMC Clinic. Incoming physicians were introduced and physicians who have served the region for 30 or more consecutive years were honored for their contributions. Pikeville Medical Center more on this story...  

09/05/2014
HEADS UP: Preventing and treating concussions

PIKEVILLE — During football season, Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) encourages coaches, parents and players to learn the symptoms of a concussion and know when to seek medical attention. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines a concussion as “a type of traumatic brain more on this story...  

08/29/2014
Patient learns to walk again

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville resident Betty Hobbs knew something was wrong in 2001 when she started feeling weak and her legs began to give out when she walked.   A fractured knee bone led to an early retirement from Pikeville Medical Center’s (PMC) cafeteria.   more on this story...  

08/29/2014
PMC welcomes General Surgeon Art George Asrian

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is proud to welcome General Surgeon Art George Asrian.   Dr. Asrian received his medical degree from Pirogov’s Medical School in Moscow, Russia.   He completed a residency in general surgery at MCP/Hahnemann University in Philadelphia and at Wake Forest University more on this story...  

08/29/2014
PMC remembers two of the best

PIKEVILLE – Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) employees said goodbye to two of their most beloved former coworkers this month, Delores “Dodie” Poole, RN and Ermile Looney Robinson. Poole, age 79, passed away on Monday, August 11 and Robinson, age 75, passed away on Sunday, August more on this story...  

08/22/2014
Uterine fibroid treatment evolves

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center’s (PMC) Interventional Radiologists are providing advanced treatment to assist patients suffering from uterine fibroids. As many as one in five women may have uterine fibroids during their childbearing years. Half of all women have fibroids by age 50. According to PMC more on this story...  

08/22/2014
PMC welcomes new physician Dr. Gadikota

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is proud to welcome Pediatrician Kishore Gadikota.   He joined to hospital on August 18. Dr. Gadikota received his medical degree from Siddhartha Medical College in India before obtaining a Master’s in Public Health from West Virgina more on this story...  

08/15/2014
Colors of Courage 5K Run/Walk set: Public encouraged to support worthy cause

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) encourages the community to participate in the Colors of Courage 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, August 16 in downtown Pikeville.   Proceeds will benefit underinsured patients at the Pikeville Medical Leonard Lawson Cancer Center.   Most people have been affected by cancer more on this story...  

08/15/2014
Cancer basics

Gall bladder and bile duct cancers Gallbladder cancer begins in the gallbladder, a small pear-shaped organ under the right lobe of the liver that concentrates and stores bile, a fluid made by the liver that helps the body digest foods. Most gallbladder cancers are called adenocarcinomas, more on this story...  

08/15/2014
Cervical cancer

Nearly 12,400 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer this year. Cervical cancer occurs in the cervix, the lower part of a woman’s uterus. Most of these cancers begin in the cells that line the cervix. The normal cells of the cervix gradually develop into pre-cancerous more on this story...  

08/15/2014
Prostate cancer

Most men diagnosed with prostate cancer do not die from it. Prostate cancer begins in the prostate, a gland found in men that makes some of the fluid that protects and nourishes sperm cells in semen. Almost all prostate cancers develop from the gland cells, one more on this story...  

08/15/2014
Neuroblastoma

This cancer is rarely found in children over the age of 10. Neuroblastoma starts in certain early forms of nerve cells found in an embryo or fetus. This type of cancer most often occurs in infants and young children. It is rarely found in children more on this story...  

08/14/2014
Stork Report

Madelyn Paige Hensley, daughter of Emily and Robert Hensley, born July 31, weight: 8 lbs. 2 oz. Brailee Evelyn Fleming, daughter of Briana Carol Hendrix and Roy Thomas Fleming, born July 31, weight: 7 lbs. 10 oz. Anthony Richard Reed Newsome, son of more on this story...  

08/08/2014
From backpacks to back pain

PIKEVILLE — As the new school year begins, a backpack can be found on every student’s supply list. They come in all sizes, colors and fabrics and are very handy when used properly.   While backpacks can be a great tool for students, they can strain muscles and joints and more on this story...  

08/01/2014
Economy vital to health care industry

PIKEVILLE — During a SOAR (Shaping Our Appalachian Region) listening session held at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) on July 29, the health of eastern Kentucky locals was the featured topic. “Health care is the region’s number one economic engine,” said committee chairperson Dr. Nikki Stone. more on this story...  

08/01/2014
Preparing for back to school

PIKEVILLE — Parents enrolling their children in school for the first time are faced with a growing list of responsibilities that are required before class is in session.   Kentucky law requires proof of a dental screening or examination to be presented to the school no more on this story...  

08/01/2014
Stork Report

Jayson Isaiah Honaker, son of Kayla Dawn and Jonathan Honaker, born July 17, weight: 7 lbs. 11. 3 oz. Cambrie Bryn Spears, daughter of Summer and Robert Brandon Spears, born July 17, weight: 7 lbs. 6. 9 oz. Lacey Grace Price, daughter of Dari Anne more on this story...  

07/25/2014
Dr. Catherine Huffman joins Pikeville Medical Center

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center welcomes Dr. Catherine Huffman. She received her B. A. in Psychology at the University of Kentucky, Lexington and her M. A. and APA accreditation at Spalding University in Louisville.   She is a Licensed Psychological Associate through the Kentucky Board of Examiners of more on this story...  

07/25/2014
BEAT THE HEAT: PMC encourages public to stay safe this summer

PIKEVILLE — During the hottest months of the year, Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) stresses the importance of keeping cool.   According to the National Weather Service, “during extremely hot and humid weather, the body’s ability to cool itself is affected. ” This can happen by the rapid more on this story...  

07/17/2014
Vaccinations prepare kids for school

PIKEVILLE — As summer comes to an end, many parents are preparing their children for the upcoming school year by getting their back-to-school vaccinations. School age individuals, from preschoolers to college students, are required to receive specific vaccinations at different points during their educational experience more on this story...  

07/17/2014
PMC osteopathic physicians provide hands-on care

PIKEVILLE  — The osteopathic physicians at Pikeville Medical Center’s Family Practice Clinic help patients in a unique way known as Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT). According to the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), OMT involves using the hands to diagnose, treat and prevent illness or injury. more on this story...  

07/17/2014
Uterine cancer

Thanks to advances in detection and treatment,  more than 500,000 women have survived this cancer. Uterine cancer the uterus. Nearly all cancers of the uterus start in the endometrium, which starts in the inner lining of the uterus. Cancers can also start in the muscle layer more on this story...  

07/17/2014
Lymphoma

The one-year survival rate for all patients diagnosed with Hodgkin disease is now about 92 percent. The five-year survival rate is 85 percent and the 10-year survival rate is 80 percent. Lymphoma is a cancer that starts in cells that are part of the body’s immune more on this story...  

07/17/2014
Kidney cancer

Kidney cancer is found in several different types, including renal cell carcinoma (which is found in nine out of every 10 cases of kidney cancer); clear cell renal cell carcinoma (the second most common type); papillary renal cell carcinoma (which form finger-like projections on the kidneys; chromophobe renal cell more on this story...  

07/17/2014
Bladder cancer

Bladder cancers are divided into several types, based on how the cancer cells look under a microscope and they are often described as non-invasive cancer (still located in the inner layer of cells in the bladder) or invasive (has grown into deeper layers of the bladder). more on this story...  

07/11/2014
PMC emphasizes pool safety

PIKEVILLE — As summer heat waves sweep across the region, many people are turning to pools for quick relief from the heat. Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) advises everyone to be safe when cooling off in the water this summer. According to the more on this story...  

07/11/2014
PMC welcomes Dr. Su Gym Kim

PIKEVILLE – Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is pleased to welcome Dr. Su Gym Kim to its Pain Management Clinic.   He joined the hospital on July 1.   Dr. Kim received his medical degree from Catholic Medical Center in Seoul, Korea and completed his pain management fellowship more on this story...  

07/11/2014
Stork Report

Matthew Ryder Stevens, son of Savannah and Matthew Stevens, born June 25, weight: 7 lbs. 6 oz. Rachael Machelle Hunt, daughter of Randi Mullins and Rocky Hunt, born June 25, weight: 8 lbs. 5 oz. Aubree Renee Trivette, daughter of Amy and Zakk more on this story...  

07/03/2014
Football injury could have paralyzed PMC patient

PIKEVILLE – When DJ Dotson was given the opportunity to play in an alumni football game for his former high school, he jumped at the chance.   He didn’t know it could have been the last time he walked. On November 22, 2013, Dotson joined fellow Phelps more on this story...  

07/03/2014
Stork Report

Leah Dawn Sturm-Rhudy, daughter of Megan and Christopher Sturm-Rhudy, born June 23, weight: 7 lbs. 4 oz. Kadence Shanta Darrell Allen, son of Summiarn Cantrell and Christopher Allen, born June 25, weight: 5 lbs. 8. 9 oz. Barrett Michael Whitaker, son of Cassandra and more on this story...  

07/03/2014
Pikeville Medical Center encourages ATV safety

PIKEVILLE — Summer has finally made its debut here in the mountains, which means ATV riding weather is here as well. Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) encourages everyone to put safety first when riding ATVs. ATVs provide a lot of fun for those more on this story...  

06/26/2014
PMC to host ‘Colors of Courage’ 5K

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) encourages the community to participate in the Colors of Courage 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, August 16 in downtown Pikeville. Proceeds will benefit underinsured patients at the Pikeville Medical Leonard Lawson Cancer Center.   Participants are encouraged to more on this story...  

06/26/2014
Dr. Vongvises to retire this month

PIKEVILLE — A local doctor who dedicated decades to serving eastern Kentucky residents is retiring this week. Otolaryngologist Dr. Manosh Vongvises is retiring from his practice on Town Mountain Rd. in Pikeville on June 30. The ear, nose and throat specialist moved more on this story...  

06/26/2014
Stork Report

Brody Titan Deel, son of Alexandra Tunnell and Anthony Deel, born May 26, weight: 8 lbs. 3 oz. Camden Wade Bevins, son of Courtney and Brandon Bevins, born May 27, weight: 8 lbs. Jason Brantley Fields, son of Stacey and Joshua Fields, more on this story...  

06/20/2014
Happy birthday, ML! Newspaper celebrates 15 years

PIKEVILLE — The Medical Leader newspaper is celebrating its 15th birthday this month. Pikeville Medical Center (PMC), then known as Pikeville United Methodist Hospital, published the first Medical Leader issue on June 1, 1999. “Over 15 years ago, I came to the conclusion that our community needed a source of more on this story...  

06/20/2014
PMC observes National Nursing Assistant Week

PIKEVILLE — The 37th Annual National Nursing Assistant Week was recognized by Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) June 12-19. This celebration was created to show appreciation to the nursing assistants who dedicate their lives to the well-being of others. PMC has more than 125 nursing assistants working with patients in more on this story...  

06/13/2014
NEWBORN MIRACLE: PMC brings baby back to life

PIKEVILLE – When Pikeville residents Racheal Paige and John Michael Huffman found out they were expecting a son, Paige was overwhelmed with excitement but terrified as well.   Having previously lost a child to complications after birth, Paige found comfort in experiencing a healthy pregnancy.   At 39 weeks, she was more on this story...  

06/06/2014
CATARACT AWARENESS: Ophthalmologist Ison says surgery improves vision

PIKEVILLE — More than 24 million Americans age 40 and over have been diagnosed with cataract.   It is currently the leading cause of blindness in both men and women.   Prevent Blindness America has declared June as Cataract Awareness Month. A cataract is any type of cloudiness or discoloration of more on this story...  

06/06/2014
Pikeville Medical Center’s got your back

PIKEVILLE — Back pain is a common condition nationwide.   The most common back condition treated by the Interventional Radiology department at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is compression fracture, a collapse of a vertebra that can cause pain severe pain. According to PMC Interventional Radiologist Dr. Rami Sartawi, compression fractures more on this story...  

05/30/2014
PMC hosting 5K

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) encourages the community to participate in the Colors of Courage 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, August 16 in downtown Pikeville. Proceeds will benefit underinsured patients at the Pikeville Medical Leonard Lawson Cancer Center.   Participants are encouraged to dress in the color of cancer they represent  more on this story...  

05/30/2014
Physician receives additional certification

PIKEVILLE – Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) congratulates Dr. Arlette Soros, PMC Pediatric Endocrinologist, for receiving her Board Certification in Pediatric Endocrinology by the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Soros is the only physician in the region with this certification. She is also Board Certified by the American Board of more on this story...  

05/23/2014
PMC recognizes Cystic Fibrosis Month

PIKEVILLE — The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world’s leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis (CF), a life-threatening genetic disease that affects 30,000 children and adults in the United States, and 70,000 people worldwide. Each May, the CF Foundation works diligently to raise awareness of more on this story...  

05/23/2014
PMC urges teenagers to volunteer

PIKEVILLE – Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is busy gearing up for the 2014 Summer Teen Volunteer program. The program, for teens between the ages of 14 and 17, gives young adults an opportunity to experience the medical field firsthand and accumulate community service hours more on this story...  

05/16/2014
PMC celebrates National Hospital Week

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is celebrating National Hospital Week, May 11-17. This observance was established in 1921 to celebrate health care’s history, technology and dedicated professionals. The American Hospital Association (AHA) states, “Now more than ever, hospitals play a vital role in improving community health across the nation more on this story...  

05/16/2014
Dr. Ghosheh saves patient’s leg

PIKEVILLE — Ross Hensley of Stopover in Pike County recently found himself in an alarming situation when his ability to walk was compromised due to Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD). The lack of circulation in his right leg had taken its toll and led to gangrene.   His symptoms began with weakness in more on this story...  

05/09/2014
PMC celebrates National Nurses Week

PIKEVILLE — National Nurses Week, May 6-12, begins on National Recognition Day for Nurses and ends on the birthday of Florence Nightingale, founder of nursing as a modern profession.   The week highlights the many ways in which America’s 3. 1 million Registered Nurses (RNs)  help improve the lives of their more on this story...  

05/09/2014
Women’s Health Week May 11-17

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) encourages women to make their health a priority during National Women’s Health Week, May 11-17, by receiving regular checkups, participating in preventive screenings, getting active, eating healthy, managing stress, getting enough sleep and avoiding unhealthy behaviors. PMC offers Obstetrician/Gynecologist (OB-GYN) services more on this story...  

05/02/2014
ACCREDITATION RECEIVED: PMC Primary Stroke Center recognized for ‘excellent care’

PIKEVILLE — The Pikeville Medical Primary Stroke Center recently underwent an on-site review conducted by The Joint Commission (TJC). A leader in health care accreditation, TJC analyzed Pikeville Medical Center’s (PMC) compliance with standards and certifications and its ability to meet national guidelines.   After a more on this story...  

  

09/12/2014
PMC observes AFib Awareness Month

PIKEVILLE — This September, Pikeville Medical Center’s Heart and Vascular Institute recognizes Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) Awareness Month. AFib is a quivering or irregular heartbeat that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications. The condition occurs in an estimated 2. 7 million Americans more on this story...  

09/12/2014
Stork Report

Aubrey Claire Maynard, daughter of Ashley and Danny Joe Maynard, born Aug. 26, weight: 7 lbs. 3 oz. Izzabelle Lynn Ann Thacker, daughter of Natasha and Garriet Thacker, born Aug. 26, weight: 7 lbs. 2. 8 oz. Jorden Dwayne Scott Adkins, son of Melissa more on this story...  

09/05/2014
MIRACLE DELIVERY: PMC employee praises physicians

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The following story was written by Public Relations Specialist Jessica Howard. ) PIKEVILLE — On April 22, 2014, my world changed forever. At 12:20 p. m. , my husband Bryan Howard and I welcomed our second child, Brady Keith Clayton Howard, via a cesarean section into our more on this story...  

09/05/2014
Stork Report

Gabriella Paige Messer, daughter of Erica and JD Messer, born Aug. 21, weight: 6 lbs. 1. 8 oz. Jaxon Riley Legg, son of Sarah and Andy Legg, born Aug. 21, weight: 8 lbs. 10 oz. Brody Isaac Sanders, son of Joy and Andy Sanders, more on this story...  

08/29/2014
PMC welcomes Ophthalmologist Kay Hazelett

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is proud to welcome Ophthalmologist Kay Hazelett.   Dr. Hazelett received her medical degree from the University of Kentucky in Lexington and completed her residency in ophthalmology at the University of Louisville. She then completed a more on this story...  

08/29/2014
PMC welcomes Dr. Naveed Ahmed

PIKEVILLE – Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is pleased to welcome Neurologist Dr. Naveed Ahmed to its team of specialists in the PMC Clinic.   He joined the hospital on Aug. 4.   Dr. Ahmed has been caring for patients in the region for more than a decade.   more on this story...  

08/22/2014
PMC patient thankful for care

PIKEVILLE — Elkhorn City resident Mary Owens arrived at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) with severe pain in her legs rendering her unable to walk. PMC’s Vascular Surgeon Dr. Bashar Ghosheh examined Owens and delivered a diagnosis of Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD). PVD refers more on this story...  

08/22/2014
PMC welcomes new physician Dr. Noorul Khan

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is pleased to welcome General Surgeon Dr. Noorul Khan.   He joined the hospital on August 18.   Dr. Khan received his medical degree from Jawaharla Nehru Medical College in Aligarh, India.   He completed a fellowship in multi-organ transplantation from Mount more on this story...  

08/22/2014
Stork Report

Claire Elise Haynes, daughter of Morgan Brooke Haynes and Terry Haynes II, born Aug. 7, weight: 7 lbs. 6 oz. Mikey Ray Morton, son of Kayla and Michael Morton, born Aug. 7, weight: 7 lbs. 9 oz. Ryder Koal Bolen, son of Kori more on this story...  

08/15/2014
PMC hosting community blood drive: Event set for PMC Clinic, 10th floor

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) along with the Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) will host a community blood drive on Friday, August 22 from 7 a. m.   – 3 p. m. on the 10th floor of the PMC Clinic.   Bruce A. Maples, KBC Director of Donor Recruitment, more on this story...  

08/15/2014
Ovarian cancer

When this cancer is found at an early stage, treatment is more successful. Ovarian cancer begins in the ovaries, or female reproductive glands. There are several different types of ovarian cancer, including some tumors that are benign (don’t spread) or cause serious illness. Ovarian cysts, a more on this story...  

08/15/2014
Head and neck cancers

Head and neck cancers account for three percent of all cancers diagnosed. Head and neck cancers usually begin in the squamous cells that line the moist, mucosal surfaces inside the head and neck (inside the mouth, nose and throat). These cancers are usually referred to more on this story...  

08/15/2014
Retinoblastoma

Retinoblastoma is a cancer that starts in the retina, or the very back part of the eye. It is the most common type of eye cancer in children. Retinoblastoma almost always starts with a change in the retinoblastoma gene. This can happen before or after birth. If retinoblastoma tumors more on this story...  

08/15/2014
Thyroid cancer

Thyroid cancer is the most rapidly increasing cancer in the U. S. Thyroid cancer starts in the thyroid gland, which regulates a person’s hormones. There are several types of thyroid tumors and most of them are called “differentiated cancers,” in which the cells look much like normal more on this story...  

08/08/2014
PMC hosts vital community training program

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center recently hosted a week-long SANE/SART (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner/Sexual Assault Response Team) training program for the community and surrounding areas. The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health defines sexual assault as “any type of sexual activity more on this story...  

08/08/2014
PMC participates in KYCOM PEPP program

PIKEVILLE — Kentucky high school students from 16 counties across the region recently completed the annual Professional Education Preparation Program at the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine. The two-week residential program provides high school students with an opportunity to learn about the medical more on this story...  

08/01/2014
Cancer patient has positive experience at PMC

PIKEVILLE — Jill Kinzer of Pike County received news in February that she has Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, a cancer that originates in the lymphatic system – the disease fighting network spread throughout the body.   She is no stranger to cancer, as her husband of 12 years, Gary, is more on this story...  

08/01/2014
Breastfeeding benefits baby, mother

PIKEVILLE — August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month and Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) encourages women to learn about the medical, physical and social benefits of breastfeeding. Jeanette Sexton, NICU, Newborn Nursery and Pediatrics Nursing Director, said, “The staff at PMC encourages all new moms to breastfeed more on this story...  

07/25/2014
Dr. Chase Reynolds joins Pikeville Medical Center

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) proudly announces the addition of Dr. Chase Reynolds, Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist, to the Heart and Vascular Institute.   Dr. Reynolds received his B. A. in Chemistry at the University of Kentucky in Lexington and his M. D. at the University of Louisville more on this story...  

07/25/2014
Back-to-school physicals priority for student athletes

PIKEVILLE — Back-to-school preparation is a top priority for parents and students, especially student athletes. The Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) requires interscholastic athletes to receive an annual physical examination and also requires the completion of athletic participation and student consent/release forms for student more on this story...  

07/25/2014
Stork Report

Cameron Jacob Keene, son of Crystal and Roger Keene, born July 10, weight: 7 lbs. 6 oz. Adalyn Faith Alaniz, daughter of Candra Blackburn and Adam Alaniz, born July 10, weight: 6 lbs. 9 oz. Chloe Nichole Horn, daughter of Ashley Iricks and more on this story...  

07/17/2014
Dr. Ashby says protect your skin this summer

PIKEVILLE — Long summer days mean extra time spent outdoors, which increases exposure to the summer sun. Although being active outside is a great way to stay healthy in the summer, Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) urges everyone to remember the importance of summer skin safety. more on this story...  

07/17/2014
Stork Report

Brooklyn Christina Le’Shay Ratliff, daughter of Betty Hensley, born July 1, weight: 5 lbs. Bayleigh Rae Clevinger, daughter of Jennifer Clevinger, born July 3, weight: 7 lbs. , 6 oz. Caney Karlisle Potter, son of Andia and Ryan Potter, born July 3, weight: 8 more on this story...  

07/17/2014
Childhood cancer

Because of advances in treatment over the past few decades, more than 80 percent of children with cancer will survive five years or more. In the 1970s, the five-year survival rate was only 60 percent. There are numerous types of cancers that affect children and these more on this story...  

07/17/2014
Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that starts in the cells of the breast and can invade surrounding tissues or spread to other areas of the body. Although this type of cancer is most often found in women, it can also be found in men. more on this story...  

07/17/2014
Leukemia

Leukemia is a cancer of the early blood-forming cells. It is most often found in white blood cells, but it can be found in other blood cell types as well. It is either acute, or fast growing, or chronic, slow growing, and both of these have different treatment options more on this story...  

07/17/2014
Liver cancer

There are several different types of liver cancer, including cancers that start in the liver and cancers that started elsewhere in the body and spread to the liver. Benign liver tumors sometimes grow large enough to cause problems, but they do not invade other tissues or organs. more on this story...  

07/11/2014
Pikeville Medical Center updates photography service

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is proud to announce an expansion of the newborn photography services offered to new families.   Mom365, the largest professional newborn photography company in the United States, has hired two local photographers that PMC patients will be able to utilize for free.   more on this story...  

07/11/2014
PMC welcomes Dr. Del Carpio

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) proudly announces the addition of Cardiologist Dr. Cristian R. Del Carpio.   Dr. Del Carpio received his Bachelor of Medicine at San Martin de Porres University School of Medicine and completed a cardiology fellowship at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, more on this story...  

07/03/2014
PMC offers new service

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is now offering LSVT BIG therapy to patients suffering from neurological disorders.   This research-based exercise program has been proven to increase balance and flexibility in those diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.   Patients suffering from stroke or multiple sclerosis also benefit from the program. more on this story...  

07/03/2014
Pikeville Medical welcomes Pediatrician Bradley Akers

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is proud to welcome Pediatrician Dr. Bradley Akers.   Dr. Akers received his medical degree from Marshall University in Huntington, W. Va.   He completed his residency in pediatrics at Hoops Family Children’s Hospital at Cabell-Huntington Hospital, also in Huntington.   more on this story...  

07/03/2014
Pikeville Medical Center welcomes Dr. Muhannad Antoun

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is proud to welcome Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Muhannad Antoun.   Dr. Antoun received his medical degree from Damascus University Medical School in Syria.   He completed his residency in internal medicine at Northside Medical Center in more on this story...  

06/26/2014
PMC parking improved

PIKEVILLE — Due to the recent opening of the new garage at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC), valet parking and shuttle services were discontinued on June 20. Patients and visitors are encouraged to utilize the 10-story, 1,162-space parking garage, which allows convenient access to the PMC Clinic more on this story...  

06/26/2014
PMC hosts residency banquet

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center hosted its annual Residency Banquet at the Landmark Inn, Mark V in Pikeville on June 23. The banquet was held in recognition of incoming residents, graduating residents and those who will be moving to their next level of training.   more on this story...  

06/26/2014
Be safe this July 4

PIKEVILLE – Pikeville Medical Center’s Trauma Services and Emergency Department wish everyone a happy and safe July 4th, urging the public to be smart when celebrating the nation’s birthday. According to the National Fire Protection Association, “In 2012, U. S. hospital emergency rooms treated an estimated more on this story...  

06/20/2014
PMC helps restore patient’s lifestyle

PIKEVILLE —  At 70 years old, Walter Wilson is an active grandfather of five, who is enjoying life with less pain than ever before thanks to knee replacement surgery performed at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC). Dr. Kevin Pugh, PMC Orthopedic Surgeon, performed a partial knee replacement on Wilson in March. more on this story...  

06/20/2014
LIFE-SAVING SURGERY

PIKEVILLE — Sitka resident Charles David Thompson was facing a life and death situation when he was transferred to Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) by helicopter where staff members were ready and waiting for him.   Upon his arrival, PMC’s Vascular Surgeon Dr. Bashar Ghosheh determined Thompson had a ruptured leaking more on this story...  

06/20/2014
Stork Report

Kylee Reese Owens, daughter of Valerie and Joshua Owens, born June 12, weight: 7 lbs. 3 oz. AnnDrew Jonathan Thacker, son of Lynessa Kinney and Devon Thacker, born June 12, weight: 9 lbs. 3 oz. Brayton Ryder Blankenship, son of Wendy Schwartz and more on this story...  

06/13/2014
Cardiac Rehab helps transplant patient

PIKEVILLE — In May, Carolyn Adkins of Ivel, Ky. , underwent a heart transplant and, with the help of Pikeville Medical Center’s (PMC) Cardiac Rehabilitation department, has kept her new heart healthy. The Cardiac Rehab department at PMC came highly recommended following Adkins’ surgery and allowed her to take care more on this story...  

06/06/2014
PMC encourages community support of relay

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) invites everyone to participate in Pike County’s Relay for Life. The event will take place on Friday, June 13 at Bob Amos Park from 6pm – midnight. The theme for this year’s relay is “Friday the 13th: No Victims. Only Survivors. ” This celebration more on this story...  

05/30/2014
Free weight loss surgery seminar now online

PIKEVILLE — The process has just gotten easier for individuals who want to improve their health and reclaim their life through weight loss surgery. Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) now offers a free online weight loss surgery seminar to allow convenient access to valuable information. The online seminar is being more on this story...  

05/30/2014
PMC welcomes Dr. Rizvon Chaudhary

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center proudly announces the addition of Dr. Rizvon Chaudhary, Nephrologist.   He specializes in kidney disease, diabetic kidney disease, anemia, kidney stone treatment and prevention, dialysis and home dialysis.   Dr. Chaudhary completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and his nephrology fellowship at more on this story...  

05/30/2014
Stork Report

Abigail Morgan George, daughter of Kayla and Morgan George, born May 16; weight: 6 lbs. 1 oz. Ryleigh Jayden Rogers, daughter of Rebecca Cecil, born May 18; weight: 7 lbs. 1 oz. Trevor Douglas Smith, son of Latasha and Bryan Smith, born May 19; weight: 5 lbs. 3 oz. Perry Gene Cressel more on this story...  

05/23/2014
PMC recognizes May as Better Speech and Hearing Month

PIKEVILLE — May is Better Hearing and Speech Month and Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) encourages the community to learn how to recognize early signs of speech disorders.   A helpful tool is the Identify the Signs campaign, a national effort of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Speech, language more on this story...  

05/23/2014
Stork Report

Calliope Raine Reynolds, daughter of Rachelle Slone Reynolds and Jesse Reynolds, born May 14, weight: 7 lbs. 4 oz. Ryker Jase Belcher, son of Carrie and Lonnie Belcher, born May 14, weight: 8 lbs. 7 oz. Kristin Faith Justice, daughter of Ashely and Christopher Justice, born May 13, weight: 7 lbs. more on this story...  

05/16/2014
Free Stroke Awareness Day event planned

PIKEVILLE — In recognition of Stroke Awareness Month, Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) will host a free Stroke Awareness Day event on Wednesday, May 21, from 10:30 a. m. until 1 p. m. at the East Kentucky Expo Center Plaza, located on Main Street in Pikeville.   The public is encouraged to attend. Those more on this story...  

05/16/2014
Stork Report

Brooklyn Renae Slone, daughter of Breanna and Ryan Slone, born May 4, weight: 9 lbs. 1 oz. Maxwell Rylan Hamlin, son of Jerica and Mark Hamlin, born May 4, weight: 8 lbs. 11 oz. Lacee Harper Oney, daughter of Brittany Bentley and Jonathon Oney, born May 4, weight: 6 lbs. more on this story...  

05/09/2014
PMC receives atrial fibrillation certification

PIKEVILLE – Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) recently received full Atrial Fibrillation Certification status from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. PMC Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist Dr. Michael Antimisiaris said, “We join a select group of hospitals that are Atrial Fibrillation Certified, showing our commitment to state-of-the-art heart care. ”PMC Director of more on this story...  

05/02/2014
Couple praises cardiac rehab

PIKEVILLE — After 47 years of marriage, four children, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren,  Grace and Herbert Potter of Hurricane Creek in Pike County share everything.   The couple now shares a devotion to heart health as Cardiac Rehabilitation patients at Pike-ville Medical Center (PMC). Nearly five more on this story...  

05/02/2014
LLCC says protect your skin from summer sun

PIKEVILLE — May is skin cancer awareness month, and Pikeville Medical Leonard Lawson Cancer Center encourages everyone to take precautions when going outdoors this summer. Skin cancer is known as the most common form of cancer in the United States, with more than more on this story...  

 

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