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PMC reaches out to seniors

WHITESBURG — On Tuesday, Jan. 20, public outreach coordinators from Pikeville Medical Center’s trauma, stroke and cancer programs visited the Ermine Senior Citizen Center and provided members with life-saving information. Nell Bedwell, oncology program coordinator, discussed how to prevent and detect breast cancer with annual mammograms and self breast exams. She also noted symptoms of breast cancer and what to do if someone suspects something is wrong. She covered the signs and symptoms of lung and colon cancer, and introduced PMC’s free smoking cessation classes. Trauma Outreach and Injury Prevention Coordinator Jackie Caudill offered education on falls in adults over the age of 65 and helpful tips on injury prevention. He discussed factors that commonly cause falls and the possible consequences. “One in three adults, 65 years of age and older, will experience an injury causing fall,” said more on this story...  

PMC to open Flu Clinic

PIKEVILLE – Flu is widespread throughout the state, and eastern Kentucky is no exception.   In December more than 600 cases of flu were identified at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC), and at this time the disease continues to spread.   PMC will open a Flu Clinic on Monday, Jan. 12, in order to take care of the growing number of patients with flu. The clinic will be open from 8 a. m. – midnight, seven days a week at the Family Practice Clinic, located at 184 South Mayo Trail in front of the Landmark Inn in Pikeville. Patients experiencing flu-like symptoms are advised that the best course of action is to go to the Flu Clinic; they should not seek treatment at the PMC Emergency Department. “The Flu Clinic will allow us to treat patients quicker more on this story...  

Welcome Jaxon! PMC, EKB announce New Year’s baby

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) and East Kentucky Broadcasting (EKB) welcomed the first baby born in the New Year on January 1 at 8:26 am. Jaxon Nos Glispy weighed in at nine pounds and nine ounces and was 22 ½ inches long.   He is the son of Alicia and Chuck Glispy Jr. of Inez. The baby was delivered by PMC Obstetrician/Gynecologist Dr. Rebecca Hobbs. Dr. Hobbs said, “It is always exciting to deliver the first baby of the New Year.   Baby Jaxon is precious and is a welcomed addition to a wonderful family. ” For more than 40 years, PMC and EKB have collaborated to make the arrival of the first baby of the year a celebrated event for the region.   Jaxon and his family will be the fortunate recipients of various gifts more on this story...  

PMC Weight Loss Surgery Department announces changes

PIKEVILLE — The Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) free weight loss surgery seminars, Reclaim Your Life (support group) meetings and diet education classes have new schedules and locations.   Each of these special programs are part of the pre-surgery process for weight loss surgery. “We are committed to making the patient experience as easy as possible.   We feel bringing these classes on the PMC campus will be very beneficial.   It is easy to find and the parking garage provides safe quick parking for our patients. Overall, it is a great fit for everyone,” said PMC Practice Manager Maria Brashear, MBA. The free weight loss surgery seminar meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p. m. on the 10th floor Clinic Building.   This seminar is presented by PMC Weight Loss Surgeon Dr. Amy Johnson.   She discusses weight loss surgery process and more on this story...  

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