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  • Cancer

    You’ve Been Diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Now What?

    RAJESH BAJAJ, MD
    McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates
    25 OCTOBER 2018

    Hearing the words “You have breast cancer” (or any kind of cancer) can be emotionally destructive. You hear the words but your mind is overcome by a tidal wave of questions and feelings.

  • Heart Health

    Fit to Fly? Heart Patient Tips on Travel

    ANIL OM, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Florence
    23 OCTOBER 2018

    After declining for a few decades, heart problems are once again on the rise, thanks to an aging population and obesity. At the same time air travel for business and leisure continues to increase with more than 2.2 billion domestic trips forecast for 2019. As a result, more heart patients are faced with the question, “Is it safe for me to fly?”

  • Orthopedics

    Be Careful of Concussions – Symptoms & Treatment

    CHRISTOPHER M. STANLEY, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics – Florence
    22 OCTOBER 2018

    As long as contact sports exist, the risk of suffering a concussive brain injury remains. Yet, with the use of new equipment, knowledge and a team approach we can manage these injuries to keep the athlete safe.

  • Womens Health

    Endometrial Ablation, When Heavy Bleeding Disrupts Your Life

    GARY H. EMERSON, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Associates
    18 OCTOBER 2018

    When heavy menstrual flow or bleeding that’s not associated with your monthly period intrudes, keeping you from regular daily activities, it’s time to see your Gynecologist.

  • Cancer

    Breast Cancer Breakthroughs and Advances in Detection, Treatment

    AMY P. MURRELL, MD
    Pee Dee Surgical Group
    17 OCTOBER 2018

    In the last decade, multiple advancements are increasing long-term survival for women with breast cancer. These advancements have included improvements in imaging technology, enhanced surgical techniques and new discoveries in oncology.

  • Orthopedics

    When it’s Time to See the Orthopaedic Specialist for Your Hip Pain

    DAVID M. WOODBURY, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics – Florence
    16 OCTOBER 2018

    Most of us try to avoid seeing the doctor as long as possible when it comes to aches and pains. But there does come a point when you should see the doctor. McLeod Orthopedic Specialist David Woodbury, MD describes what happens when you see a specialist for hip pain.

  • Heart Health

    Heart Treatment Advances Improve Patients’ Lives

    ALAN M. BLAKER, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Florence
    15 OCTOBER 2018

    Between 1970 and 2010, fatalities due to heart problems dramatically dropped – thanks to a focus on smoking cessation, cholesterol reduction and blood pressure control. Unfortunately, now – due to obesity and an aging population – the heart death rates are no longer falling and starting to increase.

  • Womens Health

    Pelvic Organ Prolapse: No Longer a “Secret Issue”

    JOYCELYN C. SCHINDLER, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Seacoast – Loris
    12 OCTOBER 2018

    “The hidden medical epidemic that few women have been willing to talk about,” said an article in The Washington Post about Pelvic Organ Prolapse in older women. Yet, the article noted that – some unknown reason – there was a shift around 2015, according to the Women’s Health Foundation.

  • Orthopedics

    Total Hip Joint Replacement: The Basics You Need to Know

    ERIC HEIMBERGER, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics Seacoast
    11 OCTOBER 2018

    Hip Joint Replacements are one of the most successful procedures available today. Hundreds of thousands Americans will have a hip replacement just this year.

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