March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month and King’s Daughters’ Health is once again providing free, take-home fecal-occult colon cancer screening kits. Kits are available from KDH primary care providers that offer care for adults (family practice/internal medicine).
To request a free take-home testing kit, patients need to stop by their provider’s office.
There will be a benefit for Leona Henderson with chili, games, cake walk, karaoke and a live auction from 4-9 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at Vevay Fire House. Auction items include gift baskets, gift cards and a one night stay at Belterra with two buffet diners and two show tickets. All proceeds will assist with medical expenses for Henderson, who was injured in car accident. For more information, contact Rebecca McBurney at (502) 525-1209 or (502) 732-4653.
Hello once again, my friends. Once more I come to you from the frigid arctic plains of Kentucky. Despite all of our good intentions, we still can’t seem to escape the inevitable forces of nature. Yes, I’m being Mister Obvious and talking about how cold it is, despite the fact that no one really wants to hear that the weather is going to continue its trend for the next couple of weeks. But, I’m over it now, so I’m moving on to a topic we all love: food.
Navy Seaman Julia K. Riesenberg, daughter of Mike N. Riesenberg and Amy C. Dickerson of Warsaw, Ky., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week program, Riesenberg completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.
Matt Adams and Tiffany Riley are proud to announce the birth of their son, Ryker Alexander Adams, born Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at 11:48 p.m. at the Baptist Hospital Northeast in LaGrange, Ky. He weighed 6 pounds 12 ounces and was 20 inches long.
His big sister, Ryleigh, 5, helped welcome him home.
Maternal grandparents are Brenda and John Riley of Carrollton; great-grandparents are the late Mary and James Walker and the late Alice and Johnny Riley.
As part of Heart Month, King’s Daughters’ Health will host a free community program entitled “Be Heart Smart” from noon until 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27 in the Conference Center at the hospital. A healthy lunch will be provided at no charge.
Dr. Thomas Tu, Cardiologist, will discuss heart disease, heart failure, and heart disease prevention. Participants will have time to ask questions.
For more information or to register in advance for Be Heart Smart, call (812) 801-0583.