Hypertension to Be Topic of Physician Lunch and Learn

(4/4/2014)  Hypertension will be the topic of a lunch and learn scheduled for 12:00 p.m., on Thursday, April 17, at the Center for Health & Fitness in Loris.

Dr. Jose Hernandez, of Loris Family Health Center, will discuss the causes, symptoms and treatment options associated with hypertension, also known as high blood pressure. Dubbed "the silent killer", one of the most dangerous aspects of hypertension is that often time's people do not know that they have it. Nearly one-th...

Physician Discusses Effects of Diabetes on Kidney Health

(3/28/2014)  Diabetes and how it affects kidney health was the topic for the Diabetes Support Group last week at McLeod Seacoast. The guest speaker for the meeting held Friday, March 28, was Dr. Christopher Po of McLeod Nephrology Seacoast.

Each year, more than 100,000 people are diagnosed with kidney failure. Diabetes is the most common cause of kidney failure. High blood sugar can overwork the kidneys, which over time can damage them. Out of the 500,000 people current...

Physician to Address Mall Walkers about Lung Health

(3/28/2014)  Mall Walkers at Myrtle Beach Mall will learn about lung health at the group's April meeting.  Dr. Carol Young, of McLeod Pulmonary and Critical Care Seacoast, will be discussing overall lung health and lung related issues with the group on Tuesday, April 8.

Dr. Young will discuss the role the lungs play in keeping the body strong and well and the importance of providing the lungs with daily care and attention. He will share ways to keep your lungs healthy, such ...

McLeod Physician Associates Welcomes Dr. Merritt King to McLeod OB/GYN Seacoast

(3/20/2014)   McLeod Physician Associates welcomes Merritt King, III, MD, to McLeod OB/GYN Seacoast. Dr. King joins McLeod from The Women's Center of Lexington and North Davidson, of Wake Forest Baptist Health in Lexington, North Carolina.

"I enjoy my work as an OB/GYN because of the broad range of life stages that you treat," said Dr. King. "You make connections with families that last generations."

Dr. King said an area where he feels that he can make a difference ...

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