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  • Womens Health

    10 Tips to Help You Stay Healthy If You’re an Older Woman

    Jenna J. MacLennan, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Associates
    18 NOVEMBER 2019

    Age is an intriguing aspect of life. As we “mature,” we gain life experience and wisdom. But as we grow “old,” we face a number of factors that are not necessarily positive. “Even worse for women because females are more likely than men to have chronic or continuing health conditions, such as osteoporosis, serious incontinence, high blood pressure and arthritis,” says McLeod OB/GYN Dr. Jenna MacLennan.

  • Cancer

    Lung Cancer Screening Could Save Your Life

    Wayne Holley, MD
    McLeod Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates
    14 NOVEMBER 2019

    Thanks to continuing research, smokers or former smokers who are at high risk for lung cancer now have a screening test that can help spot cancer earlier, increasing survival. McLeod Thoracic Surgeon C. Wayne Holley, MD, who performs lung cancer surgeries, explains the screening.

  • Womens Health

    10 Causes of Irregular Periods or Heavy Bleeding

    Joycelyn C. Schindler, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Seacoast – Little River
    13 NOVEMBER 2019

    A woman’s regular period (menstruation) can be troublesome but reflects a body that is functioning properly.

  • Heart Health

    TAVR to replace a faulty heart valve

    Brian D. Blaker, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Florence
    12 NOVEMBER 2019

    As we age, our heart valves can become stiff or build up plaque and narrow severely.  A minimally invasive procedure can repair a faulty valve without opening your chest or breaking ribs to get to the heart.  McLeod Cardiologist Dr. Brian Blaker explains Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR).

  • Orthopedics

    Comparing Two Approaches to Hip Joint Replacement

    Christopher P. Walsh, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics Seacoast
    11 NOVEMBER 2019

    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 Dr. Christopher Walsh explains two basic approaches to hip joint replacement and a main advantage of the anterior approach.

  • Orthopedics

    Hand Problems: Arthritic Fingers, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    David E. Lukowski, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics Seacoast
    07 NOVEMBER 2019

    Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common hand problems treated by McLeod Seacoast Orthopedic Specialist Dr. David Lukowski – but finger joint replacements are becoming more common these days, as well.

  • Cancer

    After Breast Cancer Surgery, Microsurgical Reconstruction

    Dustin Eck, MD
    McLeod Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Florence
    06 NOVEMBER 2019

    When a woman is faced with breast cancer, the first goal is to perform an operation that removes the breast cancer. The second goal is to give the patient a cosmetic outcome that results in the breast looking as natural as it did before the surgery — or even better in some cases.

  • Womens Health

    What Can I Do About My PMS?

    Candice W. Greenan, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Associates
    05 NOVEMBER 2019

    Oh, those headaches, back pain, fatigue, mood swings and sleep problems announcing the imminent arrival of a woman’s menstrual period. The average woman suffers the monthly ravage of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) for about 40 years.

  • Heart Health

    Repairing the Heart’s PFO

    Brian D. Blaker, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Florence
    04 NOVEMBER 2019

    Before we’re born, there’s a small hole inside the upper chambers of the heart that helps a baby develop in the womb.  In some people, that hole doesn’t heal after birth. McLeod Cardiologist Dr. Brian Blaker explains a simple procedure to repair the Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO).