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Arthritis

Striking one of every five adults and 300,000 children, arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States.

Do You Have Arthritis?

How do you know if your inflammation and stiffness means you have arthritis? There are four important signs that should prompt you to talk to a health care provider.  

Pain. Pain from arthritis can be constant, or it may come and go. It may also occur when at rest or while moving. Pain may be in one part of the body or i...

McLeod Dillon Announces Nurses of the Year

McLeod Dillon is pleased to announce Nurse of the Year - Lisa Johnson, RN, (Women's Services) and Medical Surgical Tech of the Year - Mecoe Jones, MST, (Women's Services). The "Rookie" of the Year is awarded to a nurse that has been employed at McLeod Dillon less than one year. Metro Goodyear, RN, (Medical/Surgical Services) is the recipient of the "Rookie" of the Year award. All honorees were recognized during a special Nurses Day ceremony held on May 9, 2014.

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Sun Safety Awareness

Sun Safety Awareness

Dr. Mamdouh Mijalli, McLeod General Surgery Dillon

Skin cancer accounts for at least half of all cancers, according to the American Cancer Society.  This year, approximately 76,000 people are expected to be diagnosed with melanoma, and this accounts for only 5% of all skin cancer cases. 

There are two main types of skin cancer:  melanoma and non-melanoma.  The most common t...

May is National Stroke Awareness Month

Eighty percent of strokes are preventable, yet it is expected that nearly 795,000 people in the United States will have a stroke this year. On average, someone has a stroke every 40 seconds.

"It is important to recognize the warning signs of stroke and dial 9-1-1 immediately," said Dr. Kristopher Crawford, Medical Director of the McLeod Dillon Emergency Department. "Warning signs include sudden numbness or weakness of face, arm or leg - especially on one side of the body. It's importa...

Marcia Wilds joins McLeod Medical Center Dillon

McLeod Medical Center Dillon is pleased to announce that Marcia Wilds, RN, has been named Associate Vice President of Patient Services.

Marcia has a Master of Health Administration from the University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AX. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and a Bachelor of Art Degree in Psychology, both from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC.

"McLeod Dillon has a mission to serve the people of the community and the surrounding areas," said Ma...

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