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  • Orthopedics

    Is Shoulder Surgery in Your Future?

    David E. LUKOWSKI, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics Seacoast
    26 JULY 2017

    If you look at the statistics, shoulder problems are not as great a problem as knee and hip joint issues.   Annually, total shoulder joint replacements number only about 1/20th as many as total knee joint replacements.

  • Womens Health

    Nocturia, Nighttime Urge to Urinate, Can Make You More Than Grumpy

    W. Brad Campbell, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Associates
    25 JULY 2017

    Need to get up once a night to go to the bathroom? Don’t worry. That’s normal.More than twice and up to six nightly trips to the bathroom is a problem called nocturia. A recent survey of women over 40 revealed that nearly half of them made 2 or more trips to the bathroom at night.

  • Heart Health

    Transradial Cardiac Catheterization: Less Pain, Faster Recovery

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

    American cardiologists are turning to an alternate technique to diagnose heart artery blockages that has a number of benefits for the patient. McLeod Cardiologist Fred Krainin, MD, explains sending a catheter through the wrist, rather than through the leg.

  • 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