• Helping patients understand Peripheral Arterial Disease signs

    Posted:10/13/2017

    Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) in the legs or lower extremities is the narrowing or blockage of the vessels that carry blood from the heart to the legs. It is primarily caused by the buildup of fatty plaque in the arteries. PAD can occur in any blood vessel, but it is more common in the legs than the arms.

     

  • WORLD OBESITY DAY: PMC kicks off Reclaim Your Life event

    Posted:10/13/2017

    PIKEVILLE – Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) observed World Obesity Day in the Pikeville City Park on Oct. 11.

     

    World Obesity Day was launched in 2015 to stimulate and support practical solutions to help people achieve and maintain a healthy weight. PMC took part in tackling the obesity crisis by offering free health screenings.

     

  • October is Fire Prevention Month

    Posted:10/13/2017

    PIKEVILLE — October is Fire Prevention Month. The American Red Cross (ARC) continuously educates the public on fire safety and protecting homes and families.

     

    ARC provides a number of services, including promoting the importance of smoke alarms, evacuation routes and how they can assist in installing a smoke alarm free of charge.

     

  • PMC welcomes Dr. Abdallah Kharnaf

    Posted:10/13/2017

    Pikeville Medical Center is proud to welcome Abdallah E. Kharnaf, M.D., to the medical staff. Dr. Kharnaf specializes in pulmonary medicine which is the diagnosis and treatment of lung conditions and diseases.

     

    He also specializes in Critical Care and Intensive Care Unit management.

     

  • Southern Bliss women's boutique opens

    Posted:10/13/2017

    PIKEVILLE — Women in eastern Kentucky shouldn't have to drive all the way to Lexington to find affordable, trendy, designer fashions. When Southern Bliss opened in Pikeville on Oct. 6,  they offered a fantastic new option for shopping local.

     

  • KFC: Re-dedication brings old look back to Pikeville

    Posted:10/13/2017

    PIKEVILLE – Doug and Barry Knipp have been very successful with their Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) franchises in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia. They started with three KFC stores in 1999 and now have 17 in operation.

     

  • Teaching children fire safety

    Posted:10/13/2017

    PIKEVILLE — Teaching children to understand what steps to take during a fire can be the difference between life and death.

     

    Pike County Emergency Management (PCEM) and Pikeville Fire Department joined together to educate students on fire safety in honor of National Fire Prevention Month.

     

  • PMC receives gold status for stroke care

    Posted:10/06/2017

    PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Primary Stroke Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite.

     

  • Kentucky Power awards $150K ARC grant

    Posted:10/06/2017

    PIKEVILLE — Eastern Kentucky Chapter of the American Red Cross announced a grant of $150,000 from American Electric Power (AEP) Foundation and Kentucky Power to purchase an Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) for eastern Kentucky and 5,000 meals for distribution during any future emergency.

     

    The presentation was made during a ceremony held on Oct. 2.

     

  • PMC physician, others address opioid crisis in KY

    Posted:10/06/2017

    PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medial Center (PMC) Chief of Staff and Medical Director of Infection Control and Infectious Disease Dr. Fadi Al Akhrass was among current and future health care providers who gathered to discuss the opioid addiction problem across Kentucky.