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  • Orthopedics

    When it’s Time to See the Orthopaedic Specialist for Your Hip Pain

    DAVID M. WOODBURY, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics – Florence
    16 OCTOBER 2018

    Most of us try to avoid seeing the doctor as long as possible when it comes to aches and pains. But there does come a point when you should see the doctor. McLeod Orthopedic Specialist David Woodbury, MD describes what happens when you see a specialist for hip pain.

  • Heart Health

    Heart Treatment Advances Improve Patients’ Lives

    ALAN M. BLAKER, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Florence
    15 OCTOBER 2018

    Between 1970 and 2010, fatalities due to heart problems dramatically dropped – thanks to a focus on smoking cessation, cholesterol reduction and blood pressure control. Unfortunately, now – due to obesity and an aging population – the heart death rates are no longer falling and starting to increase.

  • Womens Health

    Pelvic Organ Prolapse: No Longer a “Secret Issue”

    JOYCELYN C. SCHINDLER, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Seacoast – Loris
    12 OCTOBER 2018

    “The hidden medical epidemic that few women have been willing to talk about,” said an article in The Washington Post about Pelvic Organ Prolapse in older women. Yet, the article noted that – some unknown reason – there was a shift around 2015, according to the Women’s Health Foundation.

  • Orthopedics

    Total Hip Joint Replacement: The Basics You Need to Know

    ERIC HEIMBERGER, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics Seacoast
    11 OCTOBER 2018

    Hip Joint Replacements are one of the most successful procedures available today. Hundreds of thousands Americans will have a hip replacement just this year.

  • Heart Health

    Many Tests to Pinpoint Heart Problems Before Surgery

    FRED M. KRAININ, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Florence
    10 OCTOBER 2018

    Most people know the term Cardiac Catheterization and might know that this assessment procedure involves injecting dye into the coronary arteries and the pumping chamber of the heart in order to visualize blockages and the performance of the heart muscle.

  • Cancer

    Mammograms: Promise and Limitations

    NOEL L. PHIPPS, MD
    Carolina Radiology Associates
    09 OCTOBER 2018

    Mammograms don’t prevent cancer and they have their limitations. Yet, mammograms are the most effective way available to screen women for breast cancer.

  • Heart Health

    Stroke Prevention with a new Implantable Heart Device – the Watchman™

    RAJESH MALIK, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Florence
    06 OCTOBER 2018

    Stroke prevention takes the form of blood thinners for many people, who are at risk of suffering a serious stroke from blood clots forming in their heart’s left atrial appendage. The thinners prevent blood clots making it to the brain.

  • Orthopedics

    Comparing Two Approaches to Hip Joint Replacement

    Christopher P. Walsh, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics Seacoast
    05 OCTOBER 2018

    Although hip replacement surgery with the incision from the front has been around for a while, this so-called anterior approach has become increasingly popular.  McLeod Orthopedic Surgeon Christopher Walsh, MD, explains two basic approaches to hip joint replacement and a main advantage of the anterior approach.

  • Womens Health

    Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy: Less Pain, Faster Recovery

    CHARLES TATUM, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Associates
    04 OCTOBER 2018

    The Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy (LSH) is a technical name for the procedure which involves making a small ¾” incision so that a wand-like implement to clip and remove the uterus. Compared to the traditional method, the LSH is described as minimally invasive and it has a quite a few benefits for the patient.

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