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  • General Health

    Is it a Cold or Is it the Flu?

    Garrett R. Barton, MD
    McLeod Primary Care Cheraw
    11 JANUARY 2019

    The sniffles. Sore throat, Runny Nose. It could be a cold. Or maybe the flu. McLeod Primary Care Physician Garrett Barton, MD, explains the difference and who benefits from a flu shot.

  • General Health

    Robotic-Assisted General Surgery: More Options for Patients

    John W. Sonfield, MD
    Pee Dee Surgical Group
    21 AUGUST 2018

    Today’s health care choices represent centuries of discoveries, improvements in treatment and development of new options for care. One example is robotically assisted surgery.

  • General Health

    Your Gallbladder, Gallstones and Their Treatment

    John S. Richey, MD
    Pee Dee Surgical Group
    15 MAY 2018

    The gallbladder, despite its small size is a significant, though not essential, organ in your body. Just what does it do and why?

  • General Health

    Robotically Assisted Hernia Repair – Less Pain, Faster Recovery

    Nicholas R. White, MD
    Pee Dee Surgical Group
    17 APRIL 2018

    These symptoms of a hernia can lead to surgery for repairing the abdominal defect. Now, with robotic assistance, McLeod Surgeon Nicholas White, MD, can get you back on your feet faster than with other surgical techniques.

  • General Health

    Children — of ALL ages — Need to be Immunized

    Frank Moskos, MD
    McLeod Family Medicine Center
    29 JANUARY 2018

    Most parents are very familiar with the vaccines required in the first several years of their child’s life, and those have been quite successful in preventing serious illnesses. However, just as important is offering vaccines to our older children and adolescents.

  • General Health

    Treating Chronic Kidney Problems

    Subash REGMI, MD
    McLeod Nephrology Associates
    08 AUGUST 2017

    More than one out of 10 people in this country suffer from long-term, chronic kidney disease. McLeod Nephrologist Subash Regmi, MD, explains the role of a Nephrologist and how they treat chronic kidney disease.

  • General Health

    Kidney Problems and Their Treatments

    M. Adnan Alsaka, MD
    McLeod Nephrology Associates
    31 JULY 2017

    Our kidneys essentially act as filters, removing unwanted substances from our blood system. McLeod Kidney Specialist M. Adnan Alsaka, MD, explains what happens when your kidney isn’t working and how that problem is treated.

  • General Health

    McLeod Telehealth: We Reinvented the Doctor’s House Call

    Bryon K. Frost, MD
    McLeod Regional Medical Center – Emergency Dept.
    01 MAY 2017

    There’s a new way to get medical help from a physician 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. McLeod Emergency Physician Bryon Frost, MD, explains the benefits and convenience of the newest form of care for minor illness from McLeod Heath.

  • General Health

    Learn How to Keep Babies Safe When Sleeping; Then, Pass it On

    Douglas M. Moeckel, MD
    Pediatrix Medical Group
    18 JULY 2016

    South Carolina ranks 45th out of all 50 states when it comes to infant mortality. That’s a sad statistic, especially when something as easy as “ABC” could reduce the number of sleep-related infant deaths.