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Cases of Norovirus on the rise

Updated: 07/13/2010 - The virus causes gastroenteritis, which is the inflammation of the lining of the stomach and intestines.

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Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center Earns Chest Pain Center Accreditation

Posted: 06/29/2010 - In recognition of its level of expertise in caring for patients who arrive in its emergency department with chest pain or other symptoms of a heart attack, the Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center has earned Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC), an international organization dedicated to eliminating heart disease as the number one cause of death worldwide.

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Youth bed recall

Posted: 06/09/2010 - WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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Overlooked danger at your local playground

Posted: 06/02/2010 - It's a popular summer spot for the under ten crowd, but dangers can lurk at your local playground and most of it has to do with heat.

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Latest addition of medical mall is open for business

Posted: 05/13/2010 - When Appalachian Regional Healthcare announced plans in 2006 to transform the former Hazard Walmart building in the Black Gold Plaza into a Medical Mall, those involved in the process knew it would be a massive undertaking.

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Indoor Tanning Addiction Linked to Anxiety, Drug Abuse

Posted: 04/20/2010 - Indoor tanning can be addictive, and people who are hooked on tanning beds may also be prone to anxiety and substance abuse problems, according to a new study in the Archives of Dermatology.

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Experts: One-third of breast cancer is avoidable

Posted: 03/25/2010 - BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Up to a third of breast cancer cases in Western countries could be avoided if women ate less and exercised more, researchers at a breast cancer conference said Thursday, renewing debate on a sensitive topic.

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Colon Cancer Awareness Day

Posted: 03/05/2010 - Friday was Colon Cancer Awareness Day, so to draw attention, a giant, "walk-through" colon, was set up in the Pikeville City Park.

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Hospital expansion will create jobs

Updated: 02/25/2010 - Pikeville Medical Center is expanding and the project is expected to create more than one thousand new jobs!

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Report: US fails to fight high blood pressure

Posted: 02/23/2010 - WASHINGTON (AP) - A critical new report declares high blood pressure in the U.S. to be a neglected disease - a term that usually describes mysterious tropical illnesses, not a well-known plague of rich countries.

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New pre-natal care come to Eastern Kentucky

Posted: 02/12/2010 - A new model of pre-natal care is coming to the area. The UK North Fork Valley Community Health Center is incorporating a program called "Centering Pregnancy."

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Can you really be bored to death?

Posted: 02/11/2010 - In a commentary to be published in the International Journal of Epidemiology in April, experts say there's a possibility that the more bored you are, the more likely you are to die early.

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Kentucky Blood Center needs your help

Posted: 01/06/2010 - Winter weather is predicted - help us to protect our community's blood supply. The Kentucky Blood Center along with its nearly 70 healthcare partners must operate 24/7 to ensure patients who need lifesaving blood get it.

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