Now here is a tip

• Smartphones and computers are notorious for viruses — but I’m thinking of the kind that can make YOU sick. These devices are touched by us constantly. And then we stick them right up to our faces! Take the time daily to clean your device with an alcohol wipe to decontaminate it. Your respiratory and digestive systems will thank you. […]

Shooting match set

A shooting match will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 23, at the American Legion. Straight guns only, no barrels over 36 inches, no scopes, no peep sites. All guns will be checked before each match. The match is sponsored by the Sons of the American Legion. For more information, call 634-1459 or 633-2834.


Appalachian Regional Healthcare has donated two automated external defibrillators to the Letcher County Recreation Center. One will be available on each floor in case of cardiac emergencies. ARH will provide a heart-safe class to recreation center employees. Pictured from left are ARH physician Ahmad Alazzeh, Letcher Parks and Recreation Director Derek Barto, Whitesburg ARH Community Chief Executive Officer Dena Sparkman, […]

Female? Is your heart OK?

Heart disease is the number one killer of women, striking down one in every three women, compared to one in 30 who dies of breast cancer according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. One form of heart disease, a heart attack, can strike suddenly and with no advance warning. Learning more about heart attacks now can help protect […]

Clot risk lasts for 12 weeks after pregnancy

Women have a higher risk of blood clots that can cause strokes, heart attacks and other problems for 12 weeks after childbirth — twice as long as doctors have thought, new research finds. Strokes are still fairly rare right after pregnancy but devastating when they do occur and fatal about 10 percent of the time, according to Dr. Hooman Kamel, […]

Pikeville hospital again listed among best places to work; to be honored at April dinner

Pikeville Medical Center has been named a 2014 Best Places to Work in Kentucky winner by the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. This is the seventh year Pikeville Medical Center has received the honor. “ It is an hon or to be recognized, once again, as a Best Place to Work in Kentucky,” […]

Dry winter skin

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have extremely dry skin. Is there anything I can take orally for it, rather than applying moisturizing lotions? — J. ANSWER: I don’t know any oral medicine for dry skin. I can give you some tips on how to lessen your skin’s dryness. Dry skin becomes a problem for many people in the winter, when furnaces […]


People with diabetes have a two to five times greater risk of having a stroke, and have diabetes also puts you at higher risk of dying from a stroke — especially for women and those who have had diabetes for a long time. That’s the bad news. The good news is that you can take steps to reduce your likelihood […]

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