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  • Orthopedics

    Common Arthritis Treatments and the Use of Arthroscopy

    Bryan Christensen, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics Clarendon
    06 MARCH 2019

    It hurts. In your joints. Especially in the morning. Or cold weather. Arthritis ranges from merely troublesome to a debilitating problem. There is no cure. But McLeod Orthopedic Specialist Bryan Christensen, MD, says the symptoms can be treated:

  • Womens Health

    Women, Their Thyroid, Pregnancy and Periods

    JOYCELYN C. SCHINDLER, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Seacoast – Loris
    05 MARCH 2019

    A small bowtie- or butterfly-shaped organ, the thyroid sits in the front of your neck just above the collarbone and acts much like a regulator for the body. By storing and releasing two hormones (T3, T4), the thyroid controls how quickly you burn calories (metabolism) and how fast the heart beats.

  • Heart Health

    Treating the Dangerous Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

    EVA M. RZUCIDLO, MD
    McLeod Vascular Associates Florence
    04 MARCH 2019

    If a bulging aortic artery bursts, a person can die in minutes. Finding and repairing the dangerous abdominal aortic aneurysm is literally a life-saving procedure, as explained by McLeod Vascular Surgeon Eva Rzucidlo, MD.

  • Womens Health

    PCOS Hormone Imbalance; If Untreated, Triggers Infertility, Cysts and More

    Monica Ploetzke, MD
    McLeod Women’s Care Clarendon
    01 MARCH 2019

    PCOS – Polycystic Ovary Syndrome – ranks as one of the most common problems Gynecologists see in their patients.

  • Cancer

    Dense Breast Tissue and Cancer — Does It Matter to Me?

    W. SHAWN CONWELL, MD, FACR
    Carolina Radiology Associates
    28 FEBRUARY 2019

    Mammograms are the standard diagnostic tool for spotting breast cancer. On the mammogram, normal breast tissue appears as black while most forms of breast cancer show up as white.

  • Orthopedics

    Exercise: A Great Arthritis Pain Reliever

    RODNEY K. ALAN, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics – Florence
    27 FEBRUARY 2019

    Most adults with arthritis don’t exercise. In South Carolina and North Carolina up to 70% of adults with arthritis get less than 90 minutes of exercise each week.

  • Heart Health

    Heart Attack Risk Factors That Are Riskier for Women than Men

    ALAN M. BLAKER, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Florence
    26 FEBRUARY 2019

    If you made a list of the heart attack risk factors for men and, then, a list for women, the two would look very similar. Yet, there are some items on those lists, which leave women more at risk than men for a heart attack.

  • Heart Health

    Know Your Risk Factors for Heart Disease

    ANNE H. EVERMAN, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Myrtle Beach
    22 FEBRUARY 2019

    From a presentation atIf you know where you stand on the risk factors for heart disease, you can do something to change them for the better. McLeod Cardiologist Anne Everman, M.D., discusses what you need to know about heart risk factors.

  • Womens Health

    Preconception Health — Start Early for a Better Baby

    JOYCELYN C. SCHINDLER, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Seacoast – Loris
    21 FEBRUARY 2019

    Waiting until you are pregnant might be a bit late for the welfare of your baby. These days the topic of Preconception Health receives increasing attention. In its simplest sense, Preconception Health means care you receive before getting pregnant.

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