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Organization forms to promote sustainability in Pike County

Updated: 07/18/2013 - There is a new organization in the Pikeville. The group, supported by volunteers and private companies, hopes to eventually spread the idea of sustainability throughout the county and they say it is not your typical 'green' initiative.

Hospitals Get New Equipment

Posted: 05/20/2011 - A hospital system in eastern Kentucky gets some new technology to help doctors on the front lines of battling breast cancer.

FDA orders lowering pain reliever in Vicodin

Posted: 01/13/2011 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health regulators are limiting a key ingredient found in Vicodin, Percocet and other prescription painkillers that have been linked to thousands of cases of liver damage each year.

New cancer blood test

Updated: 01/06/2011 - Scientists in Boston joined forces with Johnson & Johnson Monday to announce the development of a new blood test to detect cancer.

Whooping Cough cases increase

Posted: 12/08/2010 - The number of people coming down with the whooping cough is going up and now health officials are urging Kentuckians to get vaccinated.

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Ivanhoe Medical Breakthroughs

  • Retrievable Stents for Strokes
    PITTSBURGH. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- When someone suffers a stroke, time is critical. For every few minutes that blood and oxygen are blocked, portions of the brain suffer irreversible damage. Now, a technique designed to remove clots from large vessels in the brain may be highly effective in reducing stroke’s life-altering side effects.
  • To Statin or not to Statin?
    BALTIMORE. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Heart disease is the top killer of Americans and experts say there is no doubt that high cholesterol plays a big part. Cholesterol-lowering drugs or statins are “game-changers” for many patients, but for millions of Americans and their doctors it may be tough to decide whether to statin, or not.
  • Sacral Nerve Stimulator for Incontinence
    SAN ANTONIO. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Incontinence is an uncomfortable and embarrassing problem for many people, especially as they age. It used to be treated with surgery but that wasn’t always successful. A new outpatient procedure has changed that. It’s also changing lives.

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