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  • Heart Health

    Treating The Potentially Deadly Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

    William A. Jackson, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Myrtle Beach
    22 OCTOBER 2019

    When the walls weaken in one of the important blood vessels carrying blood to the body, the danger of a deadly rupture exists.  McLeod Vascular Surgeon Dr. William C. Jackson explains various treatments for an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm.

  • General Health

    Lack of Immunizations is Causing Diseases to Return

    Jude M. Thomas, MD
    McLeod Pediatrics Cheraw
    21 OCTOBER 2019

    “It’s sad, but many diseases that we thought were gone – thanks to immunizations – are coming back,” says McLeod Pediatrician Dr. Jude Thomas. “And the vaccine not only keeps the person receiving it from becoming ill but also protects family, neighbors and classmates from being exposed to a disease.”

  • Womens Health

    Pelvic Floor Disorder Prevention, Treatment for a Better Life

    Eric C. Coughlin, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Associates
    17 OCTOBER 2019

    Troublesome symptoms of Pelvic Floor Disorders (also called Pelvic Floor Dysfunction), such as Incontinence and Pelvic Organ Prolapse prevent many women from enjoying life to the fullest. Painful or unexpected urination. Bowel problems. Lower back and pelvic pain. Discomfort during life’s most intimate moments.

  • Orthopedics

    Preventive Measures to Delay Joint Replacement

    Chad Thurman, DO
    McLeod Orthopaedics – Florence
    16 OCTOBER 2019

    Many people with hip or knee pain ultimately undergo a total joint replacement. However, McLeod Orthopedic Specialist Dr. Chad Thurman a person has other non-surgical options.

  • Cancer

    Breast Cancer Treatment Advances: Better Outcomes for Survivors

    Ravneet Bajwa, MD
    McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates
    15 OCTOBER 2019

    Thanks to early diagnosis and a range of new treatment discoveries, women with breast cancer are seeing improved chances of long-term survival.

  • Heart Health

    Carotid Artery Disease

    Joshua A. Sibille, MD
    McLeod Vascular Associates – Little River
    14 OCTOBER 2019

    Clogged arteries that feed our brain present a serious danger of stroke and even death.  McLeod Vascular Specialist Dr. Joshua Sibille explains the cause and treatments for carotid artery disease.

  • Womens Health

    Primary Ovarian Insufficiency – When a Younger Woman’s Follicles Fail

    W. Brad Campbell, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Associates
    11 OCTOBER 2019

    Night sweats, hot flashes, irritability, trouble sleeping along with irregular or missed periods are all common symptoms of menopause. In a woman under 40, these symptoms may point to something else – Primary Ovarian Insufficiency (POI).

  • Cancer

    3D Mammograms: Better Detection, Less Need to Rescan Patients

    W. Shawn Conwell, MD, FACR
    Carolina Radiology Associates
    10 OCTOBER 2019

    Technical breakthroughs continuously improve diagnosis and treatment. Such is the case of 3D Mammography, now available at McLeod Health. Radiologist Dr. W. Shawn Conwell explains why 3D mammograms are better for spotting breast cancer than traditional 2D mammography.

  • Heart Health

    Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVTs) Dangers and Treatments

    Joshua A. Sibille, MD
    McLeod Vascular Associates – Little River
    09 OCTOBER 2019

    Potentially dangerous blood clots – called deep vein thrombosis – can strike a broad range of people from ages 30 to 80.  McLeod Vascular Specialist Dr. Joshua Sibille explains the dangers and treatments for DVTs.