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  • Womens Health

    Don’t Shrink from Treatment for Uterine Fibroids

    17 AUGUST 2018

    The growths of mostly fibrous tissue, such as muscle, occur in 30%-50% of women during their childbearing years. An African-American or overweight woman has a higher risk of experiencing fibroids in her uterus. Women who’ve never been pregnant or have a family history of fibroids also face a higher risk.

  • Heart Health

    Surgical Solutions for Heart Valve Issues

    SCOT C. SCHULTZ, MD
    McLeod Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates
    15 AUGUST 2018

    A person’s heart has four valves. Two of them do the most work.  The mitral valve pumps blood between the heart’s two left chambers. The aortic valve controls blood flowing from your heart into the body’s main blood vessel.

  • Cancer

    External Beam Radiation Therapy – Attacking Cancer from Outside

    T. RHETT SPENCER JR., MD
    MRMC Radiation Oncology
    14 AUGUST 2018

    Bulky machines sit in a darkened room.  A bed stretches into the inside of the machine. It may buzz or hum. These machines that direct radiation into cancer are one of the most effective ways to kill, control or shrink tumors.

  • Orthopedics

    Pre-Hab, Things to Know, Questions to Ask Before Total Joint Replacement

    Thomas DiStefano, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics Cheraw
    13 AUGUST 2018

    You can’t handle your normal daily tasks. There may be significant pain, bad enough to keep you awake at night. You tried nonsurgical treatments without success. Might even be suffering some side effects from medication. Then…

  • Cancer

    Coping with Cancer Chemobrain

    MICHAEL D. PAVY, MD
    McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates
    10 AUGUST 2018

    Chemobrain, is a common side effect of chemotherapy for cancer patients, even if it’s not for brain cancer for which they’re being treated.

  • Orthopedics

    Are High Heels Walking You Toward Total Joint Replacement?

    ERIC HEIMBERGER, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics Seacoast
    09 AUGUST 2018

    “A number of studies have shown the increased risk from high heels of developing Osteoarthritis in your knees,” says McLeod Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Eric Heimberger. “The knee joint deteriorates, possibly leading to total joint replacement.”

  • Womens Health

    Reduce Your Incontinence by Losing Weight

    JOYCELYN C. SCHINDLER, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Seacoast – Loris
    08 AUGUST 2018

    A number of studies confirm the effect of weight loss on incontinence. In one study, women who lost an average of 17 pounds, realized a 47% reduction in episodes of incontinence.

  • Heart Health

    Endovascular Surgical Repair Keeps You Healthy, Avoiding Aortic Rupture

    CHRISTOPHER G. CUNNINGHAM, MD
    McLeod Vascular Associates – Little River
    07 AUGUST 2018

    The aorta, a large artery that carries blood from the heart, can enlarge and rupture with life-threatening results. Thanks to surgical developments, repairing the enlargement or aneurysm is usually a simple operation.

  • Orthopedics

    Over 65? Watch Out for Hip Fractures

    NIGEL A. R. WATT, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics – Florence
    03 AUGUST 2018

    Small rugs placed around the house. Uneven steps. No handrails on the stairs. Add to these ingredients a female over age 65 and you have the formula for a fractured hip.

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