The King’s Daughters Maternal Child Health Department offers free Pregnancy 101 classes to help expectant parents prepare for their new arrival. The next class takes place 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, in the KDMC Health Education Center (lower level of the Lexington Avenue parking garage).
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For additional patient convenience, King’s Daughters Pikeville Medical Specialties now is open Monday evenings until 7:30 p.m. The office is located at 5425 North Mayo Trail, Pikeville. During these extended hours family physician Patrick Collins, D.O., will see patients with appointments, and physical medicine and rehabilitation physician Scott Akers, M.D., will see walk-ins. To learn more or to make an appointment, please call (606) 432-2269.
King’s Daughters has formed a new support group for people with movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, restless leg syndrome and other movement disorders, and their families and caregivers. The first meeting of this group will take place 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2, at the KDMC Health Education Center (lower level of the Lexington Avenue parking garage).
King’s Daughters has formed a new support group for people and their family members affected by dementia. The first meeting for this group will take place 6 p.m. Thursday, July 15, at the King’s Daughters Health Education Center (lower level of the Lexington Avenue parking garage). Neurologist Henry Goodman, M.D., will be the guest speaker. For more information, call 1-888-377-5362.
Dementia is not a specific disease; it is the term used to describe a group of symptoms consisting of memory loss, impaired judgment, disorientation and personality and behavioral changes that are severe enough to interfere with normal activities and relationships.
The King’s Daughters amputee/limb loss support group will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 15, at the King’s Daughters Rehabilitation Unit family resource room (second floor). The group provides information, fellowship and support to patients and their families affected by the loss of a limb or amputation. The group regularly meets the third Thursday of each month at the same time and place. For more information or to make a reservation to attend, please call 1-888-377-5362.
Most people who have had an amputation or who have lost a limb have the potential to attain a high degree of function and a satisfying quality of life. Although amputees may start with crutches and wheelchairs, the use of prosthesis or artificial limbs can assist with walking, driving and other normal activities.
Eight area high school seniors have been named recipients of King’s Daughters Health Foundation scholarships. The selection criteria for the scholarships included academic performance, letters of recommendation, and in some cases, enrolling in specified career fields.