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  • Orthopedics

    Over 65? Watch Out for Hip Fractures

    NIGEL A. R. WATT, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics – Florence
    03 AUGUST 2018

    Small rugs placed around the house. Uneven steps. No handrails on the stairs. Add to these ingredients a female over age 65 and you have the formula for a fractured hip.

  • Womens Health

    Pelvic Organ Prolapse Symptoms & Treatment

    JOHN B. BROWNING, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Associates
    02 AUGUST 2018

    Pelvic relaxation may sound like something pleasant but that is definitely not the case.  The phrase is another way of describing pelvic organ prolapse – or the failure of a woman’s body to support the uterus.

  • Cancer

    Steady Stream of Advances Improves Cancer Treatment, Survival

    RAJESH BAJAJ, MD
    McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates
    31 JULY 2018

    It’s a case of good news, bad news, good news. We are all living longer. That’s good. But because we get to grow older, more of us are experiencing cancer. That’s bad. However, the latest good news is improvements in cancer treatment are continually being unveiled.

  • Heart Health

    Surgical Procedures That Help Prevent Strokes

    Joshua A. Sibille, MD
    McLeod Vascular Associates – Little River
    30 JULY 2018

    Surgical procedures can dramatically reduce your chances of suffering a stroke. McLeod Vascular Surgeon Joshua Sibille, MD, explains how he diagnoses pre-stroke conditions and the vascular procedures used to avoid an approaching stroke.

  • Heart Health

    Stroke Risk Factors to Know and, If Possible, Control

    Joshua A. Sibille, MD
    McLeod Vascular Associates – Little River
    27 JULY 2018

    Stroke, a scary word, that corresponds to a “heart attack of the brain.” McLeod Vascular Surgeon Joshua Sibille, MD, explains the various factors that put you at increased risk – some of which you can and should control.

  • Cancer

    Radiation Breakthroughs Help Treat Head and Neck Cancers

    VIRGINIA L. CLYBURN-IPOCK, MD
    MRMC Radiation Oncology
    26 JULY 2018

    Head and neck cancers are some of the most frequent cancers we treat in this region. Learn the symptoms and how new developments in Radiation Therapy technology improve patient quality of life.

  • Womens Health

    Incontinence is Common Post-Pregnancy. What Happens?

    PAUL E. CHANDLER, MD
    McLeod Women’s Care
    25 JULY 2018

    The birth of your child brings many wonderful, fulfilling emotional and physical feelings. On the other hand, pregnancy and the aftermath of the birthing process can leave many women with an incontinence problem.

  • Orthopedics

    Tips for Golfing After Knee Joint Replacement

    Thomas DiStefano, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics Cheraw
    24 JULY 2018

    A bad knee adds pain and takes the fun out of recreational activities, such as golf. A total knee joint replacement can remove the pain and return you to the golf course.  Here are some tips to help you return to your foursome, even if you’re not a pro.

  • Orthopedics

    7 Joint Replacement Myths and the Truth Behind Them

    RODNEY K. ALAN, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics – Florence
    20 JULY 2018

    “The prospect of walking around with finely-honed metal, plastic and ceramic in your knee or hip raises anxiety in some prospective joint replacement patients. Sometimes the anxiety felt by these patients can be due to myths that they have heard regarding joint replacement,” says McLeod Orthopedic Specialist Rodney Alan, MD. “Here’s the truth behind some myths that should help patients decide whether or not joint replacement is a good choice.”

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