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  • Heart Health

    Know Your Risk Factors for Heart Disease

    ANNE H. EVERMAN, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Myrtle Beach
    22 FEBRUARY 2019

    From a presentation atIf 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 factors.

  • Womens Health

    Preconception Health — Start Early for a Better Baby

    JOYCELYN C. SCHINDLER, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Seacoast – Loris
    21 FEBRUARY 2019

    Waiting until you are pregnant might be a bit late for the welfare of your baby. These days the topic of Preconception Health receives increasing attention. In its simplest sense, Preconception Health means care you receive before getting pregnant.

  • Orthopedics

    6 Most Common Knee Injuries

    PATRICK K. DENTON, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics – Florence
    19 FEBRUARY 2019

    As the largest joint in our bodies — one that flexes 5 thousand to 10 thousand times a day — it’s not surprising that the knee is one of the most injured and most easily injured joints.

  • Cancer

    5 Lung Cancer Myths You Need to Know NOW

    VINOD K. JONA, MD
    McLeod Pulmonary & Critical Care Associates
    18 FEBRUARY 2019

    Lung cancer is the most common cancer worldwide.  It is also the second most common type of cancer disease (next to breast cancer) that we see in this region of South Carolina.

  • Orthopedics

    Peroneal Problems: A Common Source of Ankle Pain

    Ross Taylor, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics Seacoast
    15 FEBRUARY 2019

    The tendons that run along the outside of a foot are commonly the source of pain and problems. McLeod Orthopedic Specialist Ross Taylor, MD, explains.

  • Heart Health

    Genes, DNA, Stem Cells and Your Heart

    NATHAN J.S. ALMEIDA, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Loris
    14 FEBRUARY 2019

    Ever wonder why some people can eat anything and never gain weight or have heart problems. An overactive thyroid often takes the blame or praise, as it may be. New research indicates that it may actually be a mutant gene.

  • Womens Health

    Pelvic Health: What Young Women and Their Mothers Need to Know

    Monica Ploetzke, MD
    McLeod Women’s Care Clarendon
    13 FEBRUARY 2019

    Most conversations and articles around the topic of Pelvic Health focus on women starting at age 35. Pelvic Health information for and about young women and teens are equally important.

  • Cancer

    Your Cancer Risk Rises with Lack of Sleep

    Donny Huynh, MD
    McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates at Seacoast, a Department of McLeod Regional Medical Center
    12 FEBRUARY 2019

    From cigarettes to asbestos — of all the many things we face in life that are related to cancer, who would have guessed that lack of sleep might sit on that list.

  • General Health

    Learn the Truth Behind Four Common Hospice Myths

    VIPUL I. SHAH, MD
    McLeod Palliative Medicine Associates
    11 FEBRUARY 2019

    It is difficult, even painful, for patients and families to make the decision about turning to hospice care. Despite continual growth in awareness and access, society still harbors many myths about hospice and the care it provides.

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