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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

  • Mammogram for the Heart: Coronary Calcium Score
    NEW YORK. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- When you think about heart attack, you probably assume if you have normal blood pressure and no problem with cholesterol you’re in the clear. Think again. In fact, experts say 80 percent of the people who suffer heart attacks have normal cholesterol. New research shows a quick preventive test, like a mammogram for the heart, may give patients the best information yet.
  • Alzheimer’s Spouses Study
    MIAMI. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Right now more than five million people in the U.S. have Alzheimer’s disease. That number is expected to increase to more than seven million in 10 years. Most of the caregivers are spouses. A new study looks at communication between married couples affected by Alzheimer’s, with some surprising results.
  • Plastic Cages for Adult Scoliosis: It’s a Miracle!
    TAMPA. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Scoliosis — an abnormal curvature of the spine — doesn't just affect children. Some doctors think the number of cases among adults could rise in the next 20 years as people live longer. In most cases, surgery is the last option for patients, but now doctors are trying a new approach that could mean a better outcome.
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