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  • General Health

    The Pain and Prevention of Kidney Stones

    Kelly Maloney, MD
    McLeod Urology Associates – Sumter
    09 DECEMBER 2019

    Stones in the kidney can often times go undiagnosed as they do not cause pain. When a stone leaves the kidney and travels through the ureter tube to the bladder, it can become lodged in the ureter. When the flow of urine out of the kidney is blocked, the kidney to swells resulting in pain, nausea and vomiting.

  • General Health

    Diseases of the Urinary Tract: The Role of a Urologist

    Ronald P. Glinski, MD
    McLeod Urology Associates
    06 DECEMBER 2019

    “As a urologist, I specialize in conditions that require surgery,” says McLeod Urologist Dr. Ronald Glinski. “We deal with problems of the urinary tract, which includes everything from kidneys and kidney stones to the bladder and urethra (the duct by which urine is conveyed out of the body from the bladder). ”

  • 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.”

  • General Health

    Leading an Obese Child to Healthier Life

    Jude M. Thomas, MD
    McLeod Pediatrics Cheraw
    23 SEPTEMBER 2019

    “Childhood obesity raises the risk of a long list of health issues,” says McLeod Pediatrician Dr. Jude Thomas. “The potential problems include bone/joint problems, asthma and Type 2 diabetes, which can lead to heart disease and kidney problems.

  • General Health

    Misconceptions About Epilepsy

    Olinda Spencer, MD
    McLeod Neurology Associates Carolina Forest
    21 AUGUST 2019

    Many people hear the word epilepsy and envision and person on the ground in convulsions. But McLeod Neurologist Olinda Spencer, MD, says it’s more than that and there are numerous misconceptions.

  • General Health

    When Your Nerves Misfire – Neuropathy

    Olinda Spencer, MD
    McLeod Neurology Associates Carolina Forest
    16 AUGUST 2019

    Neuropathy is the technical term for nerve damage…or when your nerves aren’t working the way they should. McLeod Neurologist Olinda Spencer, MD, describes common causes, symptoms and treatments of neuropathy.

  • General Health

    Robotic-Assisted Surgery Helps with the Opioid Crisis

    15 JULY 2019

    WBTW News 13’s Meghan Miller recently interview McLeod General Surgeon Nicholas White, MD explored how robotic-assisted surgery cuts opioid use.

  • General Health

    Role of the Intensivist

    Marwan K. Elya, MD
    McLeod Critical Care Specialists
    09 JULY 2019

    Patients in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) require a special level of medical help, due to the seriousness of their injuries or illnesses. McLeod Critical Care Specialist Marwan Elya, MD, describes the care available at the McLeod Regional Medical Center.

  • General Health

    Treating Your Sleeplessness and Apnea

    Marwan K. Elya, MD
    McLeod Critical Care Specialists
    01 JULY 2019

    Tossing and turning.  Snoring. These symptoms may do more than aggravate the person sharing your bed.  It can be the sign of a disorder leading to serious health and safety issues, according to the Director of McLeod Sleep Clinic Marwan Elya, MD.

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