• PMC's NICU team provides emotional support for families of special babies


    Prematurity. What does this word mean to you?


    This word can mean life or death in about one in 10 births in the United States each year.


    Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is joining the rest of the world in observing Nov. 17 as World Prematurity Day.


  • BEAUTY ON DISPLAY: Letcher County Tourism's overlook projects become reality


    PINE MOUNTAIN — The beauty of Letcher County was on display high atop Pine Mountain as state and local leaders gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the new overlooks on Nov. 10.


  • World-class women's and children's care close to home


    At Pikeville Medical Center (PMC), Women's and Children's Services are with you from the first kicks to the biggest steps.


    With our full-service staff, we strive to ensure you and your children receive the best possible care.


  • Santa Train visits Saturday


    PIKEVILLE — Santa Claus and his helpers will make their annual return to the area on Saturday. CSX officials have announced the 75th-annual, 110-mile journey of the Santa Train will make stops in Pike County.


  • Helping those in need this holiday season


    PIKEVILLE — Millions of children received gift-filled shoeboxes from Operation Christmas Child last year.


    Many of those boxes came from local communities.


  • PMC encouraging smokers to set a quit date, plan


    Smokers across the country took part in The Great American Smokeout, held on Nov. 16. Pikeville Medical Center encouraged all smokers to use this date to make a plan to quit. By quitting smoking, even for one day, you will be taking an important step toward a healthier life and reducing your risk of cancer and other serious smoking-related illnesses.


  • Knowing the signs for varicose veins


    Varicose veins are gnarled, enlarged veins. Any vein may become varicose, but the veins most commonly affected are those in your legs and feet.




    PIKEVILLE — The Pike County Cooperative Extension Office held a reality store for Pikeville Independent eight-grade students last week.


    The reality store is a life skills simulation, preparing students for employable and successful futures.


  • Dr. Ahmed: 'Epilepsy very complex, chronic disease of the brain'


    One in 26 Americans will develop epilepsy in their lifetime. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 1.2 percent of the United States population, or about 3.4 million people, have active epilepsy.


    It is not clear what causes epilepsy.


  • COPD prevalent in eastern Kentucky


    Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) recognizes November as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) month, to raise awareness about this disease that is prevalent in eastern Kentucky.