Medically reviewed by Charles Tatum, MD McLeod OB/GYN Associates
Pelvic Prolapse is shorthand for the condition when a woman’s bladder, uterus or vagina slip.
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From an interview with Timothy Spurling, MD Florence Gastroenterology Associates
“The best way to prevent colon cancer is to have a screening colonoscopy,” says McLeod Gastroenterologist Dr. Timothy Spurling. “If we find and remove polyps, we prevented them from turning into colon cancer. I also have three other tips to lower your risk.”
From a presentation by Christopher Cunningham, MD McLeod Vascular Associates
Our region has much to be proud of. However, being #1 in the county for arterial diseases, such as strokes, is not an honor so much as an indication we can do better. McLeod Vascular Surgeon Christopher Cunningham, MD offers this important background.
Reviewed by Kitty Finklea Registered Dietician
“If there can be any good news about Cancer Treatment, this is it: You may be encouraged to add foods to your diet that most of us are cautioned to avoid,” says McLeod Registered Dietitian Kitty Finklea. “Cancer can change the way your body uses food. And loss of appetite is a common side effect of chemo and radiation therapy.”
From an interview on Good Morning Pee Dee with Gabor Winkler, MD McLeod Vascular Associates
We live in the “stroke belt” of the United States – a region that runs from Texas to South Carolina. This designation isn’t something for which we seek recognition, since it points to the prevalence of risk factors for strokes in our communities.
Medically reviewed by Gary Emerson, MD McLeod OB/GYN Assoc.
Embarrassment for personal incontinence is understandable and can cause you to put off seeing a doctor. First, remember – you are not alone. One source says women wait an average of more than 6 years before finally seeking help for their incontinence. On the average only 10% of women who experience urinary incontinence will seek professional medical help.
From an interview on “Good Morning Pee Dee” Radio with Patrick Denton, MD, Pee Dee Orthopedic Associates
“Of all the people I see for knee problems, probably only 1 in 10 needs a total joint replacement,” says Orthopedic Surgeon Patrick Denton, MD. “The other 9 can be treated with a minimally invasive arthroscopic procedurel or some advice and recommendations on how to treat their knee arthritis.”
From a presentation by Brian P. Wall, MD Pee Dee Cardiology
Some heart risk factors we cannot control – but some of the most important ones we can reduce. McLeod Cardiologist Brian P. Wall, MD explains what women can control and how this regional compares to the state and nation:
Medically reviewed by Rajesh Bajaj, MD
Hearing the words “You have breast cancer” (or any kind of cancer) can be emotionally destructive. You hear the words but your mind is overcome by a tidal wave of questions and feelings. Denial. Helplessness. What if’s? What now’s? Even “take charge” people can be thrown into shock and depression – their thoughts and lives brought to a screeching halt.
From an interview with Fred Krainin, MD Pee Dee Cardiology
Medical personnel call it “door-to-balloon” time. For the rest of us, it means how quickly can a heart attack patient make it from the door of the Emergency Department until a Cardiologist uses an angioplasty balloon to open a blocked artery. McLeod Cardiologist Fred Krainin, MD explains that time is critical to a patient’s recovery: