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  • Cancer

    Leukemia: When There’s Cancer Flowing in Your Blood

    James C. H. Smith, MD
    McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates
    20 NOVEMBER 2017

    Most cancers originate in a specific part of the body, such as the lung, breast or brain.  Leukemia is different in the sense that it is a cancer of the blood, as McLeod Oncologist James Smith, MD explains.

  • Womens Health

    When Things Slip: Surgical Repair for Pelvic Prolapse

    W. Brad Campbell, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Associates
    17 NOVEMBER 2017

    A woman’s uterus is held in place in her pelvis by muscles and ligaments. However, aging, menopause and pregnancy can weaken the support, allowing the uterus to drop into the vagina. This is prolapse.

  • Heart Health

    Heart Bypass Surgery While the Heart is Beating

    Scot C. Schultz, MD
    McLeod Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates
    15 NOVEMBER 2017

    Over 300,000 patients with coronary artery disease undergo heart bypass surgery each year.

  • Cancer

    Preventing Breast Cancer with Tamoxifen

    Michael D. Pavy, MD
    McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates
    14 NOVEMBER 2017

    Not only have we made great strides in treating women with breast cancer but today women, who have a high risk of the disease, are much better off thanks to pharmaceutical breakthroughs.

  • Orthopedics

    Lumbar (Lower) Spine Disc Herniation Symptoms and Treatment

    W.s. (bill) Edwards, Jr., MD
    McLeod Spine Center
    13 NOVEMBER 2017

    Lifting the wrong way, repetitive motions, or whiplash can trigger problems in your lower back and spine.

  • Heart Health

    New Way to Open Blocked Arteries, Keep Them Open: Drug Eluting Balloon

    Christopher G. Cunningham, MD
    McLeod Vascular Associates Florence
    10 NOVEMBER 2017

    Vascular surgeons have added a new tool to their options of opening blocked arteries in the arms or legs.

  • Womens Health

    Stress Incontinence Surgery, When Other Treatments Fail

    Gary H. Emerson, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Associates
    09 NOVEMBER 2017

    Females experience stress incontinence (or urine leakage) when they cough, sneeze, laugh, exercise vigorously or, very commonly, simply by swinging a golf club. Urodynamic testing conducted in the doctor’s office is used to determine the type of incontinence.

  • Cancer

    Radiation Therapy Advancements: Fewer Treatments, More Focused

    Virginia L. Clyburn-Ipock, MD
    MRMC Radiation Oncology
    08 NOVEMBER 2017

    Today’s radiation therapy for cancer uses computerized, multiple streams of highly focused beams to improve survival, reduce side effects and reduce the number of treatments needed.

  • Orthopedics

    Cervical (Upper) Spine Disc Herniation Symptoms and Treatment

    W.s. (bill) Edwards, Jr., MD
    McLeod Spine Center
    07 NOVEMBER 2017

    Repetitive twisting or turning of your neck or a sudden jerk can trigger pain caused by a herniated disk in the upper part of the spine. McLeod Spine Surgeon W.S. (Bill) Edwards explains how to spot the symptoms and the range of treatments available for a herniated disc in the cervical spine.