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  • Womens Health

    Pelvic Health – Problems Are More Than Physical, Affect Your Whole Life

    W. Brad Campbell, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Associates
    23 FEBRUARY 2017

    If you’re suffering from a pelvic health problem – incontinence, fibroids, endometriosis – you don’t need a pile of research to tell you that your whole life is affected.

  • Orthopedics

    I Have My New Knee/Hip Joint. When Can I Drive?

    Michael J. Sutton, DO
    McLeod Orthopaedics Dillon
    21 FEBRUARY 2017

    How much difference does 20 years make?

    In 1994, a British study determined that you should not drive for at least 8 weeks after a total joint replacement in your right knee

    Twenty years later, how has the advancement in surgical technique, implant materials, pain management and physical rehabilitation, changed the guidance on when you can return to driving?

  • Cancer

    Smokers, Look Out for These Lung Cancer Symptoms

    Virginia L. Clyburn-Ipock, MD
    MRMC Radiation Oncology
    20 FEBRUARY 2017

    Recent research has demonstrated that annual low-dose screening CT Scans can save more lives from lung cancer than normal chest X-rays. Learn about these new guidelines and the symptoms – especially if you’re a smoker.

  • Orthopedics

    4 Pointers to Make the Most of Your Knee or Hip Joint Replacement

    Michael J. Sutton, DO
    McLeod Orthopaedics Dillon
    17 FEBRUARY 2017

    “The actual surgery for knee replacement or hip replacement is very common, but gives a patient much to consider, “ says McLeod Orthopedic Specialist Dr. Michael Sutton. “Testing, the day of surgery, pain, coming home, returning to your life and work. Here are some tips on avoiding problems after your surgery so that you get the most out of that new knee or hip.”

  • Cancer

    What’s the Best Treatment for Lymphoma – Lymph Gland Cancers?

    Rommel P. Lu, MD
    McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates
    15 FEBRUARY 2017

    In general, we treat lymphomas with chemotherapy. The good thing with lymphomas is they are chemo-sensitive meaning they respond favorably to chemotherapy. Some lymphomas are potentially curable, thanks to many advancements in oncology. Hopefully, we will push our boundaries even more and be able to cure more patients with chemotherapy.

  • Womens Health

    Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Treatment for When Your Organs Drop

    Joycelyn C. Schindler, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Seacoast – Loris
    14 FEBRUARY 2017

    The term “prolapse” refers to a body part slipping forward or down. For women, the most likely prolapse is in their pelvic area, resulting in discomfort and other symptoms. Speaking to a group of women, McLeod OB/GYN Joycelyn Schindler described pelvic organ prolapse and it treatments.

  • Heart Health

    The Difference Between Vascular Rehabilitation and Cardiac Rehab

    Carmen M. Piccolo, DO
    McLeod Vascular Associates Florence
    13 FEBRUARY 2017

    Vascular Rehabilitation is similar to Cardiac Rehabilitation – but there are some specific differences in the causes that bring someone into each program. McLeod Vascular Specialist Carmen Piccolo, III, D.O. explains a unique Vascular Rehabilitation program and how it differs from a Cardiac program.

  • Cancer

    Detecting Cancer of the Lymph Nodes

    Rommel P. Lu, MD
    McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates
    10 FEBRUARY 2017

    It’s not usually easy to detect lymphoma because it can be in any area of the body. The face, inside the mouth, inside the chest, in the breast, in the colon, in the GI tract, in the retro peritoneum, in the back or in organs like the liver, the kidneys, the bones and the heart. This cancer can be anywhere in the body because we have lymph glands everywhere, even in the blood vessels.

  • Orthopedics

    Arthroscopy: A Common, Effective Orthopedic Procedure

    Eric Heimberger, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics Seacoast
    09 FEBRUARY 2017

    Arthroscopic surgery is a minimally invasive surgery for treating or diagnosing problems around the knee.

    It involves making three small incisions over the front of the knee and putting a small lighted instrument into the knee. This allows us to look throughout the knee joint with the image displayed on a television screen on the wall. By doing so, we can actually look at the entire knee joint and diagnose or fix a person’s problem.