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KY Pharmacy PharMerica Agrees to $9.25M Settlement
Thursday, October 08, 2015 1:06 AM
Federal prosecutors say a Kentucky-based pharmacy has agreed to pay $9.25 million to settle allegations that it solicited and received kickbacks from a manufacturer in exchange for promoting a drug with nursing home patients. Prosecutors announced Wednesday the settlement with Louisville-based PharMerica Corp. resolves claims that it received kickbacks from Abbott Laboratories in ...
List of Ailments Recommended by IL Marijuana Board
Wednesday, October 07, 2015 10:55 PM
An advisory board recommended that Illinois add eight health conditions to the state's current 39 diseases and conditions eligible for the pilot medical marijuana program; all need approval by Illinois Department of Public Health Director Nirav Shah, an appointee of Gov. Bruce Rauner. The conditions are: Chronic pain due to ...
Boil Water Advisory for Hickory Water District
Wednesday, October 07, 2015 11:04 AM
The Hickory Water District has issued a boil water advisory for the area of Highway 1213 and Spalding Road. Residents in these areas are advised to bring water to a boil before using it for drinking or cooking. ...
Free Colon Cancer Screening Available Locally
Sunday, October 04, 2015 9:15 AM
Colon cancer screening saves lives. Yet despite the preventable nature of this disease, colon cancer is still the second leading cause of cancer death in Kentucky. According to the Kentucky Cancer Registry, over 2,500 cases of colon cancer are diagnosed in Kentucky each year, with more than half of those cases diagnosed at a late stage when the cancer has advanced and is less curable. The ...
Lourdes-Mercy Med. 10,000,000 Records Exchanged
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 2:35 PM
Mercy Health, a Catholic Health Ministry serving Kentucky and Ohio, marked its 10 millionth health record exchange using Care Everywhere from Epic, Mercy Health’s EHR provider, earlier this summer, making it one of only seven healthcare providers in the nation to reach this milestone. Mercy Health exchanged almost 2.5 million records in the first four months of 2015 alone and ...
Murray Hospital's Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 5:00 PM
Murray-Calloway County Hospital will host its annual Breast Cancer Awareness luncheon Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 11:30 am in the Murray Room of the CFSB Center. The event will feature an educational presentation on new technology in mammography called tomosynthesis, a testimonial from a recent breast cancer survivor, lunch, giveaways, door prizes and motivation and relaxation methods. ...
Lourdes Offers Oct. & Nov. Living Well Workshops
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 7:25 AM
Do you struggle with managing a chronic disease such as arthritis, depression, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure or any other chronic conditions? Lourdes is co-sponsoring The Living Well Workshops, free classes to assist individuals, or that of a family member, in learning better management of chronic diseases. The Living Well Workshops are based on the Chronic ...
October is Liver Awareness Month, Give Blood
Saturday, September 26, 2015 6:00 AM
During Liver Awareness Month this October, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood and platelets to support liver transplant patients and others needing blood products. Liver transplants are the second most common type of transplant with more than 6,000 performed in the U.S. each year, according to the American Liver Foundation. Liver transplant patients ...
Electrophysiology Cardiologist Joins Baptist Staff
Monday, March 16, 2015 8:43 AM
Muhammad Akram, MD, recently joined the medical staff at Baptist Health Paducah. An electrophysiology cardiologist specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of irregular heart beat (arrhythmia), such as atrial fibrillation. Baptist Health Paducah recently opened the area’s first full-service electrophysiology lab in the Baptist Heart Center to diagnose and treat irregular heart beat ...
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