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  • Orthopedics

    Knee Arthritis: Treating Pain and the Problems

    ERIC HEIMBERGER, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics Seacoast
    22 MAY 2019

    Bad knees rank as one of the most common problems an orthopedic surgeon sees. McLeod Orthopedic Specialist Eric Heimberger, MD, says that knee joint replacement may be the ultimate treatment, but it’s not where he starts.

  • Heart Health

    New Developments in Heart Medications

    EVANS P. HOLLAND, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Florence
    21 MAY 2019

    Newer blood thinning drugs are easier for heart patients to regulate. McLeod Cardiologist Evans Holland, MD, describe these new medications and explained a new guideline for the use of low-dose aspirin.

  • General Health

    With a Robot’s Assistance, Gallbladder Removal Surgery Improves

    AMANDA TURBEVILLE, MD
    McLeod Loris Seacoast Surgery – Little River
    20 MAY 2019

    Most people don’t know where their gallbladder is located or what it does…until they suffer from painful gallstones. McLeod Surgeon Amanda Turbeville, MD, talks about new developments in removing the troubling gallbladder with robotic-assisted surgery.

  • Cancer

    Cancer: When It’s In Your Bones

    KARIM TAZI, MD
    McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates
    17 MAY 2019

    Sly. Crafty. Cunning. Many words – not all of them clinical — describe cancer, because it can emerge in nearly any part of the human body, including the bones.

  • Womens Health

    Endometriosis – A Pelvic Problem of 1 in 10 Women

    J. MICHAEL DAVIDSON, MD
    McLeod GYN Specialists
    16 MAY 2019

    When the tissue lining of a woman’s uterus begins to grow where it shouldn’t, this endometriosis can cause a list of problems. McLeod Gynecologist J. Michael Davidson, MD, offers this overview.

  • General Health

    Robotic-Assisted Hernia Repair Surgery

    AMANDA TURBEVILLE, MD
    McLeod Loris Seacoast Surgery – Little River
    15 MAY 2019

    With the assistance of a robot guided by a surgeon’s trained hands, hernia repair can now be accomplished with less pain and faster recovery.

  • Orthopedics

    Preparing for Your Knee Joint Replacement

    RODNEY K. ALAN, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics – Florence
    14 MAY 2019

    A knee joint replacement can change your life for the better. However, certain preparations in the days and weeks immediately before your surgery will enhance your recovery. McLeod Orthopedic Surgeon Rodney Alan, MD, describes those preparations.

  • Heart Health

    Smoking and Other Risks to Your Vascular Health

    EVA M. RZUCIDLO, MD
    McLeod Vascular Associates Florence
    13 MAY 2019

    For specialists who come here from other parts of the country, the question, “What brought you to South Carolina?” often sparks intriguing answers. For McLeod Vascular Specialist Eva Rzucidlo, MD, it was the state’s high level of vascular disease.

  • General Health

    Parkinson’s 10 Early Warning Signs

    DEBORAH L. KIRBY, MD
    McLeod Neurological Associates
    11 MAY 2019

    Trembling in hands, legs and face combined with stiffness and slowness of movement, leading to poor balance and coordination. These signs may mark the beginning of Parkinson’s Disease, caused when nerve cells in the brain fail to produce enough of the chemical dopamine. Symptoms may worsen into sleep problems and trouble swallowing but a variety of medicines can radically reduce the symptoms.

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