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Murray Hospital Hosts Free Health Events in July
Saturday, July 04, 2015 5:00 AM
Murray-Calloway County Hospital is hosting a Community Health Fair on Thursday, July 16 from 8-11 am at the Weaks Community Center, 607 Poplar Street. The morning event will include free screenings with a blood draw for lipids and glucose (12-hour fast is required, so drink plenty of water); blood pressure checks; pulmonary function screening; heel scan for osteoporosis, and more. Gather ...
Insurer Aetna to Buy Humana in $37 Billion Deal
Friday, July 03, 2015 10:39 AM
Health insurer Aetna Inc. has made a deal to buy competitor Humana Inc. in a $37 billion deal the companies say would create the second-largest managed care company. Adding Humana's large business in Medicare Advantage, the federal health care program for seniors, would make Humana the nation's largest Medicare Advantage provider. The purchase price includes a combination of ...
Sleep Disorders Center Receives Accreditation
Thursday, July 02, 2015 9:34 PM
Murray-Calloway County Hospital Sleep Disorders Center in Murray recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). "The American Academy of Sleep Medicine congratulates Murray-Calloway County Hospital Sleep Disorders Center on meeting the high standards required for receiving accreditation as a sleep disorders center," said Dr. Nathaniel Watson, AASM ...
Rand Paul to Court Pot Donors
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 4:00 AM
Republican presidential hopeful Rand Paul is holding a groundbreaking fundraiser in Denver Tuesday afternoon. The Kentucky senator is holding a fundraiser with the new marijuana industry, which is holding an industry convention this week. Paul becomes the first major-party presidential candidate to publicly court donations from the pot industry. Though legal weed businesses owners have been ...
Free Sports Physicals Offered by Murray Hospital
Sunday, April 26, 2015 4:40 AM
Murray-Calloway County Hospital will host its annual free sports physicals to local middle and high school athletes on Saturday, June 20 and Saturday, July 11 from 8 am to noon. The physicals will be held in the Outpatient Surgery Area, located on the second floor of the South Tower. Volunteer physicians and nurses will perform the physicals. To receive a free physical, the student must be ...
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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