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  • Heart Health

    VenaSeal: Varicose Vein Treatment Puts You Back on Your Feet in One Day

    Carmen M. Piccolo, DO
    McLeod Vascular Associates Florence
    19 SEPTEMBER 2017

    At best, varicose veins are unsightly. At worst, they are signs of bad blood circulation back to the heart. Now, there’s an easy, outpatient procedure using “medical superglue” to close down the bad veins and help redirect blood to healthy veins.

  • Heart Health

    Atrial Fibrillation Brings Stroke Risk – A Test You Can Do

    Anil Om, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Florence
    15 SEPTEMBER 2017

    Atrial fibrillation is a major risk factor for stroke, making a person 5 times more likely to suffer stroke.

  • Orthopedics

    Are You Running Your Way to a Knee Replacement?

    Christopher P. Walsh, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics Seacoast
    13 SEPTEMBER 2017

    More and more Americans are runners. And more and younger Americans are getting knee joint replacements. So, if you are a dedicated runner are you triggering osteoarthritis – the main problem that leads to knee joint replacement?

  • Cancer

    Stages of Cancer: What You Need to Know

    Rajesh Bajaj, MD
    McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates
    12 SEPTEMBER 2017

    After the doctor says “cancer,” a patient’s mind is flooded with a thousand questions. For most patients – “How bad is it?” – is the most urgent question.

  • Womens Health

    Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: Common and Treatable

    Julie A. Mullins, DO
    McLeod Women’s Care Clarendon
    11 SEPTEMBER 2017

    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.

  • Orthopedics

    Is Total Joint Replacement Worth It?

    David M. Woodbury, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics – Manning
    07 SEPTEMBER 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.

  • Heart Health

    Aortic Valve Disease: Keeping the Blood Flowing

    Scot C. Schultz, MD
    McLeod Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates
    06 SEPTEMBER 2017

    The human heart resembles a finely tuned machine, with four valves opening and closing in precise order to keep the blood flowing – unless one them doesn’t work.

  • Womens Health

    You May Need a DXA Bone Density Test to Avoid Fractures

    Charles Tatum, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Associates
    05 SEPTEMBER 2017

    The dangers of osteoporosis and fractures – especially of the hip – grow as a woman ages. Yet, many women, who should be screened, are not taking advantage of this simple, painless test.

  • Cancer

    Charting Your Course: Asking the Right Questions About Your Cancer

    Michael D. Pavy, MD
    McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates
    04 SEPTEMBER 2017

    Much like winners in the TV game show “Jeopardy,” a cancer patient’s chances for success are greatly increased by putting their concerns in the form of a question.