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Recent blog posts

If You’re Having a Heart Attack.

Posted on in Heart Health

From a presentation by Nathan Almeida, MD, FACC, FACP McLeod Cardiology Associates

If you think you’re having a heart attack, STOP READING and CALL 911.

Medically reviewed by David Woodbury, MD McLeod Orthopaedics

The description “minimally invasive” is applied to an ever-widening range of surgical procedures. Many total joint replacement surgeries are now performed with small incisions and less damage to muscles.

Need Reminders for your Kegels?

Posted on in Women's Health

Medically reviewed by Dale Lusk, MD

 Squeeze….and release. Squeeze…and release.

When Breast Cancer Spreads

Posted on in Cancer

Metastasized Tumors & Their Treatment

Medically reviewed by Amy Murrell, MD

What to Expect After Heart Operation

Posted on in Heart Health

Medically reviewed by Cary S. Huber, MD McLeod Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates

 What to Expect After Your Operation

30-Year Knee Replacement

Posted on in Orthopedics

Medically reviewed by Rodney Alan, MD McLeod Orthopedics Florence

It’s Not for Everyone. Is it for You?

Mammograms: Promise & Limitations

Posted on in Cancer

Medically reviewed by, Noel Phipps, MD Florence Radiological Associates

Will You Be 1 in 5 Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer? - National Breast Cancer Foundation

Heavy Bleeding During Periods — When to Worry

Posted on in Women's Health

Medically reviewed by Michael Davidson, MD McLeod Women’s Care

What’s “Normal” and What’s NOT

Who Needs CABG

Posted on in Heart Health

From an interview with Dr. Scot Schultz McLeod Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates

Surgically bypassing clogged arteries is one of the most common heart procedures. A person rushed to the hospital for a heart attack is one of the most likely patients of the heart bypass.

Before & After Your Joint Replacement

Posted on in Orthopedics

Medically reviewed by Barry Clark, MD Pee Dee Orthopedic Associates

“I’ve seen patients who are relieved to find a specialist to handle the total knee joint replacement,” says Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Barry Clark of Pee Dee Orthopaedic Associates. “Yet, they often don’t realize that their job was only 1/3 done. The weeks before and after surgery are also vitally important to a person’s ultimate recovery.”

Lung Cancer Screening with CT Scans

Posted on in Cancer

Medically reviewed by Scot Schultz, MD McLeod Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates

For years, regular chest X-rays were recommended for smokers and others, who were at high risk of lung cancer.

Cardiac Stress Test. You May Need One

Posted on in Heart Health

Medically reviewed by Dr. Amit Pande McLeod Cardiology Associates Little River-Loris

If you have ever run on a treadmill at your fitness center, you’ll have a good idea of your role in a cardiac stress test.

From a presentation by Charles Tatum, M.D. McLeod OB/GYN Associates

What is this painful pelvic problem? What are the risk factors? How does the doctor diagnosis it? And when is it time for you to go to your doctor?

Concussion Symptoms

Posted on in Orthopedics

From an interview on Live 95 Good Morning Pee Dee with Patrick Denton, MD Pee Dee Orthopaedic Associates

Say the word “concussion” and most of us think of a male football player. Football may be the most common cause of concussions, but many athletes in sports -- such as soccer, basketball, wrestling, baseball and volleyball – or even a guy working in a garage can experience a concussion. So, it’s wise for all parents, grandparents, coaches and athletes (as well as backyard mechanics) to understand the signs of a concussion.

So Many Mammo Guidelines. What’s a Woman To Do?

Posted on in Cancer

Medically reviewed by Noel Phipps, MD Florence Radiological Associates

“When it comes to discovering breast cancer, a woman can do a self-exam, looking for lumps or changes in the size or shape of the breast,” says Radiologist Dr. Noel Phipps, Medical Director of McLeod Breast Imaging. “Also, a physician or nurse can perform a clinical breast exam, feeling for lumps or other changes. Or the gold standard for diagnosing breast cancer is the mammogram.* But the questions many women face are 1) when should I start getting mammograms and 2) how often should I get a mammogram?”

What Happens AFTER a Heart Attack

Posted on in Heart Health

Medically reviewed by Anil Om, MD McLeod Cardiology Associate

What You Want to Know

What to Expect After Incontinence Surgery

Posted on in Women's Health

Medically reviewed by Brad Campbell, MD McLeod OB/GYN Associates

Most women who undergo surgery for their urinary leakage see a significant improvement in their condition along with a reduction in the symptoms. The most common procedure for Stress Incontinence cures 70-90% of the women who choose this option.

Getting a Grip on Rheumatoid Arthritis

Posted on in Orthopedics

Medically reviewed by David Lukowski, MD McLeod Orthopedics Seacoast

Nearly half the people over age 65 have been diagnosed with arthritis. Most are experiencing osteoarthritis caused by a lifetime of wear and tear. A small percentage of people developed arthritis after an accident to one of their joints. And a third group – the smallest, but most severe – suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA).

Cardiac Treatment Options

Posted on in Heart Health

Medically reviewed by Evans P. Holland, MD McLeod Cardiology Associates

Heart disease and cardiovascular conditions can be treated in numerous ways, depending on the seriousness of the condition and the patient’s history or other medical problems.

Brain Cancer Overview. What you Need to Know.

Posted on in Cancer

Medically reviewed by Dr. William Naso Florence Neurosurgery & Spine

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