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McLeod Dillon Promotes Wear Red for Women

(1/27/12) -Friday, February 3, 2012, is National Wear Red Day. On this day, women and men across the nation wear red to bring awareness to the fact that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women. Go Red For Women is the American Heart Association's nationwide movement celebrating the energy, passion and power we have to band together and wipe out heart disease.

This day is dedicated to raising community awareness of the harsh impact of heart disease in an effort to deter its effects....

McLeod Dillon Radiology Department Receives ACR Accreditation in Mammography

(1/12/12) - The Radiology Department at McLeod Medical Center Dillon has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in Mammography as the result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

Mammography is one of the most important techniques that doctors use to detect breast cancer. A large benefit of a mammogram is its ability to detect problem areas even before they can be felt in a breast self-exam. Finding breast cancer earlier means much lower levels of lym...

McLeod Dillon Physicians Encourage Healthy Lifestyles for Children

(1/10/12) - "Each encounter with a child is an opportunity to help children understand the importance of eating right and being active - from their earliest moments of life until they reach adulthood," said Dr. Yvonne Ramirez, McLeod Pediatrics Dillon - Dr. Yvonne Ramirez.

Let's Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady in February 2010, dedicated to solving the problem of childhood obesity in a generation so that kids born today will grow up healthier and able t...

McLeod Dillon Physicians Raise the Awareness of Anemia

(12/28/11) - Blood is the "fluid of life," delivering oxygen and nutrients to tissues with every heartbeat. Many are aware of the importance of blood, but few realize how critical it is that we have normal levels of blood in the circulation in order to maintain good health and have excellent quality of life. "If your doctor has ever taken a sample of your blood to run "tests," one of those tests was to determine the hemoglobin level in your blood," said Dr. Nicholas Wallace, Dillon Internal M...

McLeod Dillon OB/GYN Physicians Caution Women on Alcohol Consumption

(12/14/11) - During the holiday season, women are cautioned to consume alcohol responsibly. "Women often consume alcohol socially. Most individuals can moderate their drinking and never suffer negative consequences. Others are prone to addiction and may not be able to control the amount they drink, leading to the inability to control the consequences of their drinking or the cravings to drink," said Dr. Jonathan Eli-Phillips, McLeod OB/GYN Dillon. "While social drinking is accepted in our soc...

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