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  • Cancer

    Surgery: A Fundamental Step to Lung Cancer Survival

    Wayne Holley, MD
    McLeod Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates
    07 MAY 2018

    “Not all lung cancer surgeries are the same,” says McLeod Thoracic Surgeon Wayne Holley, MD. “The goal is to spot the cancer early, so the smallest amount of lung tissue needs to be removed.

  • Womens Health

    Treating Your Painful Fibroids

    04 MAY 2018

    Fibroids are growths in the uterus that can cause bleeding and painful periods. These three McLeod Gynecologists offer their thoughts on treating you for fibroids

  • Heart Health

    Look for Stroke’s Warning Signs and FAST

    MRMC – McLeod Inpatient Physicians
    02 MAY 2018

    The signs of a person having a stroke – basically a heart attack in the brain – are easy to spot IF you know what to look for. McLeod Neurologist Timothy Hagen, DO, lists the signs for you to spot.

  • Cancer

    Lung Cancer Screening with CT Scans Now Recommended for Some

    Wayne Holley, MD
    McLeod Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates
    01 MAY 2018

    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.

  • Orthopedics

    7 Signs It’s Time for Your Knee Replacement

    Thomas DiStefano, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics Cheraw
    30 APRIL 2018

    Knee Joint replacements represent one of the most common and successful surgical procedures available today.

  • Womens Health

    Helpful Tips for Dryness After Hysterectomy or Menopause

    McLeod Women’s Care
    27 APRIL 2018

    Women and their partners are often faced with vaginal dryness after a hysterectomy or after a woman is past menopause. McLeod Gynecologist Paul Chandler, MD, discusses what you can and should NOT do to help the problem.

  • Womens Health

    Heart Disease Can Be Triggered by Untreated Sleep Apnea

    McLeod Critical Care Specialists
    26 APRIL 2018

    One in five adults suffers from some form of sleep apnea, a condition in which an individual repeatedly stops breathing throughout the night. In a report by Harvard Medical School, researchers estimate that untreated sleep apnea may raise the risk of dying from heart disease by up to five times.

  • Orthopedics

    Preventing Falls and Fractures

    Thomas DiStefano, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics Cheraw
    25 APRIL 2018

    Everybody falls. Every year one in three older Americans fall. For people aged 65 and older, falls are the leading cause of fractures and fatal injuries. More than 90% of hip fractures are caused by a fall, according to the National Hospital Discharge Survey and women account for 75% of all hip fractures.

  • Cancer

    Using Robotic-Assisted Surgery for Prostate Cancer

    McLeod Urology Associates
    23 APRIL 2018

    For a man, prostate surgery for cancer is one of the most sensitive procedures he can face for a number of reasons.  McLeod Urologist Richard Santa-Cruz, MD, explains how robotic-assisted help surgery can improve the outcome and reduce much of the anxiety: