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  • Orthopedics

    Treating Painful Hip Arthritis

    Christopher P. Walsh, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics Seacoast
    23 MARCH 2019

    Hip pain often results from arthritis due to wear-and-tear. Treatments start with nonsurgical options and can lead to a total hip joint replacement, as McLeod Orthopedic Specialist Christopher Walsh, MD explains.

  • Heart Health

    Patients Benefit from Team Approach to Heart, Vascular Problems

    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Florence
    22 MARCH 2019

    Cardiologist, who medically treat and perform some cardiac-related procedures, are an important specialty for heart patients. Yet at McLeod, cardiologists are just one part of a much larger team of heart and vascular specialists, as explained by McLeod Cardiologist Alan Blaker, MD:

  • Womens Health

    Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: Common and Treatable

    Monica Ploetzke, MD
    McLeod Women’s Care Clarendon
    21 MARCH 2019

    More than 1 million women in the U.S. are diagnosed with Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) annually. PID symptoms can include pelvic pain, fever/chills, burning urination, painful intercourse, abnormal discharge/bleeding, nausea and vomiting. Women younger than 25 years of age are more likely to develop PID.

  • Cancer

    Colon Cancer and the Gastroenterologist’s Role

    McLeod Digestive Health Center
    20 MARCH 2019

    Colon cancer strikes 5-6% of the population, this can be detected and prevented with screening colonoscopy” says McLeod Gastroenterologist* Dr. Davinderbir Pannu.

  • Cancer

    Treating Colon Cancer for a Longer Life

    McLeod Digestive Health Center
    15 MARCH 2019

    The colon is the four to six feet of the large intestine and an important part of your digestive system. With the broad range of “bad for us” foods we impose on the colon – nachos, pizza, fries, steak, and BBQ to name just a few – it’s no surprise that colon cancer strikes 1 in 18 Americans.

  • Heart Health

    Repairing Aortic Aneurysms That Sit Dangerously Close to Your Kidneys

    McLeod Vascular Associates Florence
    13 MARCH 2019

    McLeod Regional Medical Center was one of the first two hospitals in the state to implement a new minimally invasive repair for an abdominal aortic aneurysm that sits dangerously close to the kidneys. McLeod Vascular Surgeon Eva Rzucidlo, MD, describes how she performed the Fenestrated Endovascular Aortic Repair (FEVAR).

  • Orthopedics

    Upper Body Orthopedic Problems and Treatments

    Bryan Christensen, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics Clarendon
    12 MARCH 2019

    In your upper body — from your shoulders to your wrists — orthopedic problems are common. McLeod Orthopedic Specialist Bryan Christensen, MD explains how he treats problems, such as rotator cuff injuries and carpal tunnel syndrome.

  • Womens Health

    Watch Your Weight — Protect Your Baby

    Monica Ploetzke, MD
    McLeod Women’s Care Clarendon
    11 MARCH 2019

    Weight gain – within limits — during pregnancy is considered normal. If a woman is overweight or obese BEFORE becoming pregnant, she affects the chances of conceiving and delivering a healthy baby.

  • Cancer

    Colon Cancer: The Silent Cancer. Colonoscopy Can Save Your Life

    McLeod Digestive Health Center
    07 MARCH 2019

    Many people with colon cancer have no symptoms until it’s too late. McLeod Gastroenterologist Deepak Chowdhary, MD explains the risk factors you may have and why a regular colonoscopy is important for everyone.