• Ovarian cancer among most deadly in women

    Posted:09/22/2017

    September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) joins the American Cancer Society in raising awareness for one of the most deadly cancers in women.

     

    The American Cancer Society (ACS) is committed to saving lives from ovarian cancer. In fact, the ACS has been a part of nearly every major breakthrough in cancer research in recent history.

     

  • Hatfield and McCoy Heritage Days kickoff tonight in downtown Pikeville

    Posted:09/22/2017

    PIKEVILLE — The Hatfield and McCoy Heritage Days festival will kick off in Pikeville/Pike County today and end on Sept. 24.

     

    This event allows Hatfield and McCoy descendants to come together in celebration of their heritage in the heart of eastern Kentucky.

     

  • Prostate cancer prevention: Ways to reduce your risk

    Posted:09/22/2017

    If you are concerned about your risk of prostate cancer, you may be interested in prostate cancer prevention.

     

    There is no sure way to prevent prostate cancer. Study results often conflict with each other and most studies are not designed to definitively prove whether something prevents prostate cancer. As a result, no clear ways to prevent prostate cancer have emerged.

  • Amputation and diabetes: How to protect your feet

    Posted:09/22/2017

    Diabetes complications can include nerve damage and poor blood circulation. These problems make the feet vulnerable to skin sores (ulcers) that can worsen quickly.

     

  • Risk factors for Atrial fibrillation

    Posted:09/22/2017

    Atrial fibrillation (AFIB) is an irregular and often rapid heart rate that occurs when the two upper chambers of your heart (atria) experience chaotic electrical signals.

     

    Certain factors may increase your risk of developing AFIB.

     

  • HOT PINK COOL BLUES BASH: LLCC's ABC Support group hosts annual event Sept. 18

    Posted:09/15/2017

    The Pikeville Medical Leonard Lawson Cancer Center's After Breast Cancer (ABC) Support Group will host the 13th annual Hot Pink Cool Blues Bash on Sept. 18 at the Mark II, located at 190 S. Mayo Trail in Pikeville.

     

  • REMEMBERING 9-11: Ceremonies held on Big Sandy campuses to honor, remember Americans lost

    Posted:09/15/2017

    PRESTONSBURG — On Sept. 11, 2017 Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) honored and remembered our fellow Americans with our annual Patriot Day/Constitution Day ceremonies held on our Prestonsburg, Pikeville and Mayo campuses.

     

  • KentuckyWired moving forward

    Posted:09/15/2017

    PIKEVILLE — Construction of a statewide high-speed internet network in Kentucky continues moving forward.

     

    The Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce hosted their membership breakfast, Eggs and Issues at Golden Corral in Pikeville on Sept. 8.

     

  • PMC observes Neonatal Nurses Day

    Posted:09/15/2017

    There are many unsung heroes throughout Pikeville Medical Center (PMC), but there's a special group of women who dedicate their lives to saving those of babies and that's why today PMC celebrates Neonatal Nurses Day.

     

  • Environmental Services/Housekeeping Week recognized

    Posted:09/15/2017

    Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is celebrating National Environmental Services and Housekeeping Week Sept. 10-16.

     

    Currently, there are 154 housekeepers employed in the Environmental Services department at PMC.