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  • Heart Health

    Arrhythmia, When Your Heart Starts Racing And Exceeds the Speed Limit

    PRABAL K. GUHA, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Florence
    07 FEBRUARY 2018

    A shortness of breath. Rapid pulse. Light-headedness. Dizziness.
    It might be symptoms of arrhythmia — a condition, where electrical signals in the heart are misfiring.

  • Womens Health

    Mothers’ Blood Sugar Levels Puts Fetus At-Risk of Heart Defects

    J. MICHAEL DAVIDSON, MD
    McLeod Women’s Care
    06 FEBRUARY 2018

    Pregnant women with high blood sugar levels – even if they don’t have full-blown diabetes – put their babies at risk of developing congenital heart defects. It is the most common birth defect, affecting about 1% of babies, ranging from mild problems to devastating effects. The study’s findings, published late in 2017, could lead to improved pregnancy screenings in the future, but may also require more research.

  • Orthopedics

    Do You Need a Joint Replacement? Take This Short Quiz.

    RODNEY K. ALAN, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics – Florence
    02 FEBRUARY 2018

    In the decade from 2000 to 2010, the number of knee joint replacements nearly doubled. Hip joint replacements followed a similar trend. If you laid a chart of the increase in obesity in the United States during the same period over these two charts, you’d see a very similar trend.

  • Womens Health

    Urodynamics – Testing for the Cause of Incontinence

    GARY H. EMERSON, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Associates
    31 JANUARY 2018

    When a woman talks with her Gynecologist about incontinence issues, one of the diagnostic tests they may recommend is urodynamics, which can help determine how well your bladder is storing and releasing urine.

  • Cancer

    Cancer in the Lymph Glands: Risk Factors, Symptoms & Treatments

    SREENIVAS V. RAO, MD
    McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates
    31 JANUARY 2018

    Lymphoma represents one category of cancer cells that can be effectively treated with chemotherapy. The treatment of lymphomas has markedly improved due to the addition of antibodies targeted against the lymphoma cells.

  • Heart Health

    Heart Healthy Diet Hard to Find in Traditional Southern US Food

    ANIL OM, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Florence
    30 JANUARY 2018

    At first glance, the headline for this article may seem from the Department of “Research on the Obvious.” However, here are some facts that offer more insight to help you eat foods that will keep your heart healthy.

  • General Health

    Children — of ALL ages — Need to be Immunized

    Frank Moskos, MD
    McLeod Family Medicine Center
    29 JANUARY 2018

    Most parents are very familiar with the vaccines required in the first several years of their child’s life, and those have been quite successful in preventing serious illnesses. However, just as important is offering vaccines to our older children and adolescents.

  • Womens Health

    Fibroids: Greater in African-American. Why?

    DAVID E. BERSINGER, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Cheraw
    26 JANUARY 2018

    Fibroids – non-cancerous growths in the uterus – are the most common pelvic tumor in women. Fibroids are also a major reason that women decide to undergo hysterectomies or myomectomies.

  • General Health

    Things That Go “Cough” in the Night — Flu and Respiratory Virus

    Kimberly S. Jackson, MD
    McLeod Primary Care Associates
    25 JANUARY 2018

    As a parent, nothing is scarier than knowing your child is sick. Children are incredibly resilient, once their illness takes a turn for the worse, their status can change very quickly.

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