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Vaccinations prepare kids for school

PIKEVILLE — As summer comes to an end, many parents are preparing their children for the upcoming school year by getting their back-to-school vaccinations. School age individuals, from preschoolers to college students, are required to receive specific vaccinations at different points during their educational experience - before kindergarten/first grade, middle school/sixth grade and college.   The kindergarten required vaccines include Polio, DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis), MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella), Hepatitis B and Varicella (Chickenpox). The sixth grade required vaccines are Tdap (Pertussis Booster) and the HPV more on this story...  

Dr. Ashby says protect your skin this summer

PIKEVILLE — Long summer days mean extra time spent outdoors, which increases exposure to the summer sun. Although being active outside is a great way to stay healthy in the summer, Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) urges everyone to remember the importance of summer skin safety. Sun damage can cause pre-cancerous skin lesions, wrinkles, freckles, skin discoloration and skin cancer. “The most common form of skin cancer is basal cell carcinoma followed by squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma,” said PMC Dermatopathologist Dr. Harty Ashby. According to more on this story...  

PMC osteopathic physicians provide hands-on care

PIKEVILLE  — The osteopathic physicians at Pikeville Medical Center’s Family Practice Clinic help patients in a unique way known as Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT). According to the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), OMT involves using the hands to diagnose, treat and prevent illness or injury. Osteopathic physicians move muscles and joints using techniques such as stretching, gentle pressure and resistance. PMC Chief Resident John Colston, DO, said, “We spend additional time with our patients.   We use our hands to see how the musculoskeletal system feels to us.   We interpret more on this story...  

PMC offers new service

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is now offering LSVT BIG therapy to patients suffering from neurological disorders.   This research-based exercise program has been proven to increase balance and flexibility in those diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.   Patients suffering from stroke or multiple sclerosis also benefit from the program. Outside of PMC, the nearest facility to offer this treatment plan is in Huntington, W. Va.   PMC Physical Therapist Karissa Porter became certified to teach the program during a two-day course. She said, “The program is high intensity, but it can be started at any level more on this story...  

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