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  • Womens Health

    Dealing with Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding?

    Stephen C. Jones, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Dillon
    29 NOVEMBER 2019

    Abnormal vaginal bleeding can be worrisome, impact reproductive health or have other serious consequences. Treating the condition will help you maintain your quality of life.

  • Cancer

    Vaping: What Our Medical Specialists Say

    27 NOVEMBER 2019

    As of October 29, 2019, the CDC confirms 37 deaths among 1,888 lung injuries related to e-cigarettes or vaping. The cases space every state (except Alaska) the District of Columbia and one U.S. Territory, with numerous cases reported in South and North Carolinas. Almost 80% of the injuries occurred in patients under the age of 35.

  • Orthopedics

    The Risk of Delaying Your Joint Replacement Surgery

    Michael J. Sutton, DO
    McLeod Orthopaedics Dillon
    26 NOVEMBER 2019

    “The advantages of finally committing to joint replacement include relief from chronic pain, a repair that will last up to 20 years and the ability to resume your daily activities, as well as some of your favorite recreational activities, say McLeod Orthopedic Specialist Dr. Michael Sutton. “Surgery isn’t the first treatment we try on an aching joint, but a patient shouldn’t wait too long when offered the option of surgery.”

  • Heart Health

    Exploring the Role of a Thoracic Surgeon

    Wayne Holley, MD
    McLeod Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates
    25 NOVEMBER 2019

    Today’s surgeons often specialize on specific body parts or organs. McLeod Thoracic Surgeon Dr. Wayne Holley explains his specialty, which involves the organs of the chest.

  • Orthopedics

    After Joint Replacement, When Will My Pain End?

    Rodney K. Alan, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics – Florence
    22 NOVEMBER 2019

    For most recipients of a knee or hip joint replacement, the elimination of chronic pain or discomfort is a major benefit. There is some pain after the procedure and McLeod Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Rodney Alan explains the kinds of pain you might have after surgery and when it will go away.

  • Heart Health

    Surgical Procedures That Help Prevent Strokes

    Joshua A. Sibille, MD
    McLeod Vascular Associates – Little River
    21 NOVEMBER 2019

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

  • Cancer

    Lung Cancer Screening with CT Scans Now Recommended for Some

    Wayne Holley, MD
    McLeod Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates
    19 NOVEMBER 2019

    For years, regular chest X-rays were recommended for smokers and others, who were at high risk of lung cancer. Low dose CT Scans are now recommended and covered by health insurers for certain individuals.

  • Womens Health

    10 Tips to Help You Stay Healthy If You’re an Older Woman

    Jenna J. MacLennan, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Associates
    18 NOVEMBER 2019

    Age is an intriguing aspect of life. As we “mature,” we gain life experience and wisdom. But as we grow “old,” we face a number of factors that are not necessarily positive. “Even worse for women because females are more likely than men to have chronic or continuing health conditions, such as osteoporosis, serious incontinence, high blood pressure and arthritis,” says McLeod OB/GYN Dr. Jenna MacLennan.

  • Cancer

    Lung Cancer Screening Could Save Your Life

    Wayne Holley, MD
    McLeod Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates
    14 NOVEMBER 2019

    Thanks to continuing research, smokers or former smokers who are at high risk for lung cancer now have a screening test that can help spot cancer earlier, increasing survival. McLeod Thoracic Surgeon C. Wayne Holley, MD, who performs lung cancer surgeries, explains the screening.