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  • Uncategorized

    Frequently Asked Questions Female Urinary Incontinence

    20 JANUARY 2017

    Q: What is urinary incontinence (UI)? A: UI is also known as “loss of bladder control” or “urinary leakage.” UI is when urine

  • Cancer

    New Developments in Lung Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

    Vinod K. Jona, MD
    McLeod Pulmonary & Critical Care Associates
    17 JANUARY 2017

    Early detection, diagnosis, and staging of lung cancer across the entire spectrum often begins with the important procedures brought to bear by the pulmonologist in determining whether or not a lung cancer is present. One procedure for the pulmonologist is the basic bronchoscopy.

  • Orthopedics

    Total Joint Replacement – The Final Phase, Returning to Daily Life

    Patrick K. Denton, MD
    Pee Dee Orthopaedic Associates
    14 JANUARY 2017

    You finally decided to see an Orthopedic Specialist for that knee or hip pain. They diagnosed an arthritic or deteriorated joint. Conservative treatments didn’t work. Surgery was performed. Now what?

  • Cancer

    Colonoscopy: Two Days That Can Save Your Life

    Deepak Chowdhary, MD
    McLeod Gastroenterology Associates
    11 JANUARY 2017

    Colonoscopy is a unique cancer screening procedure. First, it can find polyps and prevent them from growing into cancer. Second, it only takes two days of your life. The advantages far offset the disadvantages, says McLeod Gastroenterologist Dr. Deepak Chowdhary:.

  • Women's Health

    Quit Stressing over Stress Incontinence…with these Treatments

    Gary H. Emerson, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Associates
    10 JANUARY 2017

    Like many surgical approaches, the ability to treat stress incontinence has made tremendous advances in the past several decades.

    McLeod Gynecologist Gary Emerson, M.D., explains the most common surgical and non-surgical treatments for women who have embarrassing bladder leakage when they cough or sneeze.

  • Heart Health

    Know Your Risk Factors for Heart Disease

    Anne H. Everman, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Myrtle Beach
    09 JANUARY 2017

    If you know where you stand on the risk factors for heart disease, you can do something to change them for the better. McLeod Cardiologist Anne Everman, M.D., discusses what you need to know about heart risk factor.

  • Women's Health

    8 Endometriosis Myths and a Couple Truths

    Rebecca J. Craig, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Dillon
    06 JANUARY 2017

    “We know the problem is caused when the endometrium — blood and tissue that is normally shed monthly from the uterus — starts to grow outside the uterus,” says McLeod Gynecologist Rebecca Craig, MD. “Yet, there’s still much we have to learn endometriosis.”

    The cause of endometriosis seems elusive and possibly involves a variety of interrelated factors. Over the years, a number of wives’ tales or myths grew up around this troublesome women’s health issue. To help your understanding, here are a few myths and the reality.

  • Orthopedics

    Avoid The Slippery Slope of Winter Ski and Snowboard Injuries

    Patrick K. Denton, MD
    Pee Dee Orthopaedic Associates
    31 DECEMBER 2016

    Those who enjoy snow sports on a regular basis and often every year know what to expect.  However, if you live in the South and plan an occasional ski trip, it is like a Northerner who takes a beach trip once a year, the unexpected can leave you hurting.

  • Women's Health

    Triggers for Urge Incontinence, Overactive Bladder

    Merritt King, Iii, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Seacoast – Little River
    30 DECEMBER 2016

    “Unlike stress incontinence, which has a variety of non-surgical and surgical treatments, in urge incontinence, surgical options are reserved for only the most severe cases,” says McLeod Gynecologist Merritt King, III, MD. “Yet, a better knowledge of what can trigger or worsen urge incontinence will help avoid those embarrassing public situations.”