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  • Cancer

    What Happens When You Go in For a Chemotherapy Cancer Treatment

    STEWART A. SHARP, MD
    McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates at Seacoast, a Department of McLeod Regional Medical Center
    07 DECEMBER 2018

    Adding to the anxiety of cancer is the unknown of what your first chemotherapy treatment will be like. McLeod Seacoast Oncologist Stewart Sharp, MD, helps relieve the unknown by explaining what happens when you go in for a chemotherapy cancer treatment.

  • Womens Health

    The LEEP: Office Procedure Diagnoses Problem Cervical Cells

    W. BRAD CAMPBELL, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Associates
    06 DECEMBER 2018

    When your Gynecologist suspects – possibly as a result of a Pap smear – that there are some abnormal cells in your cervix, they may recommend a Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure or LEEP.

  • Orthopedics

    When Your Shoulder’s Shot: Shoulder Joint Replacement

    PATRICK K. DENTON, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics – Florence
    05 DECEMBER 2018

    Wear-and-tear or injury can lead to a bad shoulder and the need for treatment. McLeod Orthopedic Specialist Patrick Denton, MD, explains the treatment and possible shoulder joint replacement.

  • Heart Health

    Cardiac Cath with a Same-Day Discharge

    FRED M. KRAININ, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Florence
    03 DECEMBER 2018

    A cardiac catheterization no longer requires hours in a bed or an overnight hospital stay following the procedure. McLeod Cardiologist Fred Krainin, MD, explains how you can have your cardiac cath and go home the same day for dinner.

  • Orthopedics

    Performing Delicate Spine Surgery with Minimally Invasive Small Incisions

    Rakesh Chokshi, MD
    McLeod Spine Center
    29 NOVEMBER 2018

    When faced with back surgery, many people believe that a painful surgery and lengthy recovery lies ahead of them. Not so, says McLeod Spine Surgeon Rakesh Chokshi, MD, who uses small incisions and other less invasive techniques.

     

  • Cancer

    Lung Cancer Screening Could Save Your Life

    Wayne Holley, MD
    McLeod Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates
    28 NOVEMBER 2018

    Thanks to continuing research, smokers or former smokers who are at high risk for lung cancer now have a screening test that can help spot cancer earlier, increasing survival. McLeod Thoracic Surgeon C. Wayne Holley, MD, who performs lung cancer surgeries, explains the screening.

  • Womens Health

    Hormone Replacement Therapy: Treatment for Menopause Symptoms

    CANDICE W. GREENAN, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Associates
    27 NOVEMBER 2018

    With few exceptions, nearly every woman will experience the hot flashes, night sweats and other symptoms associated with menopause. Some of the most troublesome signs can be treated with what is termed “Hormone Replacement Therapy.”

  • Heart Health

    Coronary Micro-Vascular Disease – Small Vessels, Maybe a Big Problem

    BRIAN P. WALL, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Florence
    26 NOVEMBER 2018

    A buildup of gunky plaque in the larger arteries leading to or on your heart hold the threat of creating chest pain (angina) and other symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease (weakness, nausea, pain in your arms and jaw).  However, there are smaller arteries on the heart, which are not blocked with plaque but whose walls can become damaged or diseased.

  • Heart Health

    Southern Diet: Good to Eat But Bad for Your Heart

    THOMAS STOUGHTON, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Florence
    22 NOVEMBER 2018

    What a feast! Fried chicken (including gizzards and livers), collard greens cooked with ham, mac-and-cheese and for a beverage – sweet tea. This meal may be delicious. But over the long-term it is not good for you, according to a recent study.

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