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Ashland, Ky.— King’s Daughters Medical Center recently announced it will contribute more than $42,000 to communities in southeastern Kentucky devastated by the severe storms and tornado of March 2.

 
“As soon as news of the storm’s damage reached us, our team organized to raise funds and collect supplies,” said Jane Blankenship, executive director of King’s Daughters Health Foundation. “Hundreds of our staff members, volunteers and physicians donated thousands of supplies and funds totaling nearly $22,000. The medical center generously agreed to match contributions 100 percent.”

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Ashland, Ky.— King’s Daughters Health Foundation has received a major gift of $440,000 from the Mansbach Foundation in support of the medical center’s mobile health initiative.

"The Mansbach Foundation has been very generous to our region,” said Jane Blankenship, executive director of King’s Daughters Health Foundation. “We are honored they see the value of our program chose to support it.

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The best way to detect breast cancer early is to get screened. In fact, when breast cancer is found early and confined to the breast, the five-year survival rate is 98 percent, according to the American Cancer Society. Because it is so important to detect breast cancer in its earliest stages, King’s Daughters Medical Center no longer requires a physician order for screening mammography.

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ASHLAND, Ky. – Beginning March 28, King’s Daughters Medical Specialties nephrologist James Egel, M.D., will treat patients once a month at Fresenius Medical Care Portsmouth, 1648 11th St.

Dr. Egel diagnoses and treats kidney diseases and manages the care of patients requiring renal replacement therapy, including dialysis.

He earned board certification from the American Board of Internal Medicine with subspecialty certification in nephrology. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Penn. (1978); completed an internship (1979) and residency (1981) at Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa.; and completed a fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh, Pa. (1984).

Please call Dr. Egel’s Ashland office at King's Daughters Medical Specialties – Nephrology at (606) 329-9335 to schedule an appointment.

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ASHLAND, Ky. – Healthcare professionals will converge to discuss the health consequences of multi-generational obesity, substance abuse in women and adolescents, pediatric asthma, hypertension in adolescents and other issues during King’s Daughters Medical Center’s Women and Children Conference 2012.
 
The conference will take place from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Thursday, April 12, in the KDMC Health Education Center, lower level of Lexington Avenue parking garage, Ashland.

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ASHLAND, Ky. – Are your children adequately protected in your car or truck? According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 90 percent of child safety seats are installed incorrectly.

 
Parents, grandparents, caregivers and others can learn about new Kentucky laws regulating children’s car seats and have their equipment checked for compliance at King’s Daughters child passenger safety seat check April 3 in Ashland.

 
Safety seat checks will be performed from 1 to 5 p.m., at King’s Daughters Family Care Center – Cedar Knoll, 10652 U.S. Route 60. No appointment is needed, but the vehicle, seat and child must be present.

 
“Child safety seats are required by law for infants, toddlers and children up to 7 years old and 4 feet 2 inches,” Rene Clay, community health specialist, said. “Each age group needs a different type of seat, and each seat must be properly installed to protect the child who uses it. KDMC is ready to assist in making sure all child safety seats offer the best protection possible in case of an accident.”

 

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