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  • Qualified Jobs – TeamUp

    Positions Eligible For Bonus There are certain positions within McLeod Health that have been approved for referral bonuses. Referred candidates must be hired

  • Womens Health

    Fibroids: Greater in African-American Women than White. Why?

    Monica Ploetzke, MD
    McLeod Women’s Care Clarendon

    Fibroids – non-cancerous growths in the uterus – are the most common pelvic tumor in women. Fibroids are also a major reason that women decide to undergo hysterectomies or myomectomies.

  • Orthopedics

    After Your Knee Joint Replacement

    Thomas Distefano, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics Cheraw

    Thanks to improved surgical approaches, pain management and pre-surgical preparation, the recovery from a knee joint replacement is very different from a few years ago. McLeod Orthopedic Specialist Thomas DiStefano, MD, offers a picture of what the knee joint replacement patient can expect after the surgery:

  • Heart Health

    Why Are Heart Problems Hitting Young Men?

    Brian P. Wall, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Florence

    The average age for a man having a heart attack in the United States is 65 so there is no need to worry about heart problems until you reach age 65.

  • Orthopedics

    After Joint Replacement, When Can I Get Back to Work and Play?

    Rodney K. Alan, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics – Florence

    As more and more younger people are having knee and hip joint replacements, they want to know when they can return to work. And no matter what age the total joint replacement recipient, they’ll want to know when they can resume recreation. McLeod Orthopedic Surgeon Rodney Alan, MD, discusses research on when and what you can do after your procedure.

  • Orthopedics

    Hand Injury, Carpal Tunnel, Trigger Finger: See An Orthopedic Specialist

    Christopher S. Litts, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics – Florence

    World War II taught the world many lessons. One of those discoveries was the importance of special training needed for successful surgery on hands, sparked by the many hand wounds suffered by soldiers.

  • McLeod Health Clarendon Honors Volunteers

    The very special volunteers who donate their time and talents to make a difference at McLeod Health Clarendon were celebrated Friday, April 20,

  • OVERVIEW – TeamUp

    Helping Us To Grow Can Be Rewarding At McLeod Health, hiring the best and brightest has been the backbone of our success in

  • McLeod Health Hosting a Nursing Interview Event

    McLeod Health is hosting a nursing interview event on Sunday, January 21, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the McLeod Medical Plaza

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