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Physician Discusses Lung Health with Mall Walkers

(4/11/2014)  Lung health was the topic of the April meeting of the Mall Walkers Club at Myrtle Beach Mall last week. The guest speaker for the meeting held Tuesday, April 8, was Dr. Carol Young of McLeod Pulmonary and Critical Care Seacoast.

Dr. Young discussed lung health and lung related issues such as lung cancer, COPD, asthma, allergies, emphysema, and pulmonary disease. While COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, after heart disease, cancer and stro...

Volunteers Recognized For Dedicated Service

(4/4/2014)  The very special volunteers and volunteer chaplains who donate their time and talents to make a difference at McLeod Loris Seacoast will be celebrated Thursday, April 10, with a luncheon at the Center for Health & Fitness in honor of National Volunteer Week.

In 2013, these dedicated volunteers together contributed 12,214 hours of their time to McLeod Loris Seacoast. The Volunteer Services Department consists of more than 100 men and women who work in almost every ...

Foundation Recognizes Employee, Director of the Year for McLeod Loris Seacoast

(4/4/2014)  The McLeod Health Foundation, supporting McLeod Loris Seacoast,  annually sponsors the Employee and Volunteer Campaign to raise funds to support the programs and services at all of the McLeod Health hospitals. This year's campaign raised more than $30,000 to be donated back to our hospitals. Each year awards are given to those employees and directors who have shown leadership and enthusiasm for the employee campaign. 

The Foundation announced this week that ...

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...

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