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  • General Health

    GERD, That Awful Feeling From Esophageal Reflux

    Terri L. Jaggers, MD
    McLeod Digestive Health Center
    21 JANUARY 2019

    Everyone has an episode of acid reflux now and then after overeating or eating too many spicy foods. McLeod Gastroenterologist Terri Jaggers, MD, describes when you need to see a doctor about GastroEsophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and what you can do.

  • Orthopedics

    Lumbar (Lower) Spine Disc Herniation Symptoms and Treatment

    W.S. (Bill) Edwards, Jr., MD
    McLeod Spine Center
    19 JANUARY 2019

    Lifting the wrong way, repetitive motions, or whiplash can trigger problems in your lower back and spine. A lot of times, general “wear and tear” or aging can also cause these problems. McLeod Spine Surgeon W.S. (Bill) Edwards, MD, explains treatment options for lumbar spine disc herniations:

  • Cancer

    Pancreatic Cancer and You

    McLeod Digestive Health Center
    18 JANUARY 2019

    In South Carolina, statistics point to 1,000 new cases of pancreatic cancer each year. Yet, many people have no idea where their pancreas is located or what it does.

  • Womens Health

    What Can I Do About My PMS?

    McLeod OB/GYN Associates
    17 JANUARY 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.

  • General Health

    Outdoors How-To: Avoid Tick-Born Illnesses

    Frank Moskos, MD
    McLeod Family Medicine Center
    16 JANUARY 2019

    The weather calls us all outside most of the year. Whether hunting or just enjoying the outdoors, here’s some tips on avoiding tick- or mosquito-borne illnesses.

  • Heart Health

    Young, Healthy Woman and a Heart Attack: It Could be SCAD

    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Florence
    15 JANUARY 2019

    Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) is as bad as it sounds. The number one cause of heart attack for women under age 50, as well as the number one cause of heart attack in pregnant women and new mothers.

  • General Health

    Is it a Cold or Is it the Flu?

    Garrett R. Barton, MD
    McLeod Primary Care Cheraw
    11 JANUARY 2019

    The sniffles. Sore throat, Runny Nose. It could be a cold. Or maybe the flu. McLeod Primary Care Physician Garrett Barton, MD, explains the difference and who benefits from a flu shot.

  • Orthopedics

    The Risk of Delaying Your Joint Replacement Surgery

    McLeod Orthopaedics Dillon
    10 JANUARY 2019

    The advantages of finally committing to joint replacement include relief from chronic pain, a repair that will last up to 20 years and the ability to resume your daily activities, as well as some of your favorite recreational activities.

  • Womens Health

    Endometriosis: Don’t Be Confused by Misinformation

    McLeod Women’s Care
    09 JANUARY 2019

    Endometriosis has no known cause. Yet, it strikes one out of 10 women between the ages of 15 and 49. Starting as early as a girl’s first period, endometriosis symptoms may not even be relieved with menopause.