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  • Womens Health

    Endometrial Ablation, When Heavy Bleeding Disrupts Your Life

    Gary H. Emerson, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Associates
    20 JULY 2017

    When heavy menstrual flow or bleeding that’s not associated with your monthly period intrudes, keeping you from regular daily activities, it’s time to see your Gynecologist.

  • Cancer

    Chemotherapy — the Best Treatment for Lymphoma – Lymph Gland Cancers

    McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates
    19 JULY 2017

    Cancer of the lymph glands (lymphoma) describes a group of cancers that affects a type of white blood cells called lymphocytes.

  • Heart Health

    Cardiac Catheterization: A Common, Successful Heart Diagnosis Tool

    Fred M. Krainin, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Florence
    18 JULY 2017

    Many people with chest pain will find themselves referred to a cardiologist for a test to find heart blockages. McLeod Cardiologist Fred Krainin, MD, describes the role and process of the cardiac catheterization.

  • Orthopedics

    Is Total Joint Replacement Worth It?

    David M. Woodbury, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics – Manning
    17 JULY 2017

    There’s no doubt about it. The number of hip joint and knee replacements is growing. Most total joint replacements are performed on patients over the age of 65, but in the 10 years before 2009, the number of knee and hip replacements tripled for those aged 40 – 50.

  • Orthopedics

    Aquatic Therapy for More Strength, Flexibility and Less Pain

    14 JULY 2017

    Rehabbing from an orthopedic surgery or injury? Trying to improve your sports performance? Aquatic Therapy might be the answer for you.

  • Heart Health

    Exercise is Good for a Healthy Heart – But How Much?

    Ryan C. Garbalosa, DO
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Clarendon
    13 JULY 2017

    Failure to exercise is cited as one of the primary contributors to death from heart disease. The association between physical activity and heart disease was noted more than 60 years ago

  • Cancer

    Cancer in the Lymph Glands: Risk Factors, Symptoms & Treatments

    McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates
    11 JULY 2017

    Lymphoma represents one category of cancer cells that can be effectively treated with chemotherapy. The treatment of lymphomas has markedly improved due to the addition of antibodies targeted against the lymphoma cells.

  • Womens Health

    The Hysteroscopy View from the Inside

    Merritt King, III, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Seacoast – Little River
    10 JULY 2017

    When your Gynecologist needs to look at your uterus, they are likely using a long, thin tube smaller than a straw to look for polyps or treat other problems in your uterus.
    “Hysteroscopy enables us to look at the cervix, the openings of the fallopian tubes and inside the uterus,” says Merritt King, III, MD. “It’s a great diagnostic tool and can be used to treat a wide range of health issues.”
    A hysteroscopy can be done in a physician office or at the hospital.

  • Heart Health

    A Stroke Snapshot: Risks, Signs and Treatments

    Kimberly A. Monnell, DO
    MRMC – McLeod Inpatient Physicians
    07 JULY 2017

    RISK FACTORS A stroke occurs in one of two cases. In the first, blood is blocked from going to the brain by a