March 5, 2014 RSS feed / Health

Officials fear effects of new painkiller

A new narcotic pain pill is being released to the market this month, and critics are begging the Food and Drug Administration to reverse its decision, fearing its addictive qualities and overdose potential.  More...

Fighting cramps

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I hope you can help me with a problem that might get me kicked off the first string. I get cramps in my legs, mostly in the calves. At first, it was laughable. Now it’s not. More...

Deadline extended

Allied Health programs offered at the Whitesburg campus of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College will extend the spring application process until April 1.  More...

Blood drive set March 7

The Kentucky Blood Center will hold a blood drive from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, March 7, at Mountain Comprehensive Health in Whitesburg. More...

Teen helps scientists study her own mysterious disease

First the teenager survived a rare cancer. Then she wanted to study it, spurring a study that helped scientists find a weird gene flaw that might play a role in how the tumor strikes.  More...

Older dads linked to psyche woes

Older fathers may face higher risks than previously thought for having children with psychiatric problems, including bipolar disorder, autism and attention defi- cits, according to the largest study to examine the potential links.  More...

10 Tips for Making Exercise a Habit

Exercise is vital to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. You probably know the importance of exercise to your good health, but finding the time to fit exercise into a busy lifestyle is often a problem. More...

Nurse aid conference

A pre-admission conference for students who wish to enroll in the nurse aid program on the Whitesburg campus of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College will held March 17 at 5 p.m. in room 130 of the Belinda Mason Building. More...