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  • Heart Health

    The Difference Between Vascular Rehabilitation and Cardiac Rehab

    CARMEN M. PICCOLO, DO
    McLeod Vascular Associates Florence
    07 JANUARY 2019

    Vascular Rehabilitation is similar to Cardiac Rehabilitation – but there are some specific differences in the causes that bring someone into each program. McLeod Vascular Specialist Carmen Piccolo, III, DO. explains a unique Vascular Rehabilitation program and how it differs from a Cardiac program.

  • Cancer

    The Challenges of Finding Cancer in Women With Dense Breasts

    W. SHAWN CONWELL, MD, FACR
    Carolina Radiology Associates
    31 DECEMBER 2018

    Dense breast does not refer to size. A woman’s breast – small or large – can have a high percent of fat compared to breast tissue, making it difficult to spot breast cancer. Radiologist W. Shawn Conwell, MD, FACG, explains the challenge

  • Cancer

    3D Mammograms: Better Detection; Less Need to Rescan Patients

    W. SHAWN CONWELL, MD, FACR
    Carolina Radiology Associates
    28 DECEMBER 2018

    Technical breakthroughs continuously improve diagnosis and treatment. Such is the case of 3D Mammography, now available at McLeod Health. Radiologist W. Shawn Conwell, MD, explains why 3D mammograms are better for spotting breast cancer than traditional 2D mammography.

  • Heart Health

    Check Out These 5 Unexpected Symptoms of Heart Failure and Heart Attack

    WILLIAM A. JACKSON, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Myrtle Beach
    27 DECEMBER 2018

    Ranging from slightly bothersome to truly troublesome, people suffer a number of unexpected physical symptoms that could actually be warning signs of an approaching heart attack or heart failure.

  • Womens Health

    If You’re Pregnant, Eat Fish But NOT All, Says the FDA and EPA

    MERRITT KING, III, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Seacoast – Little River
    26 DECEMBER 2018

    In January 2017, the Food & Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency updated guidance they earlier issued on fish consumption for three groups of women.  The new guidelines are more specific and apply to women, who are pregnant, breast-feeding or of childbearing age (16 to 49).

  • Orthopedics

    Getting the Most Out of Your Physical Therapy Visit

    24 DECEMBER 2018

    You may have heard the maxim, “Giving someone a fish feeds them for a day, but teaching someone to fish feeds them for a lifetime.”

  • Orthopedics

    Don’t Stumble When it Comes to an Ankle Fracture

    JASON B. O’DELL, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics – Florence
    20 DECEMBER 2018

    Ankle injuries are some of the most common orthopedic-related issues people experience.

  • Heart Health

    The Unfortunate Link Between Heart Disease and Diabetes

    EVANS P. HOLLAND, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Florence
    19 DECEMBER 2018

    About one in ten Americans have diabetes. And many of those 30 million people also have a heart condition. Diabetes often leads to a heart problem and the presence of both conditions increases the risk of poorer outcomes.

  • Womens Health

    Slings, Pessaries, Kegels. A Snapshot of Pelvic Prolapse Treatments.

    MERRITT KING, III, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Seacoast – Little River
    18 DECEMBER 2018

    At its most basic, Pelvic Organ Prolapse is a woman’s bladder, uterus or rectum pushing down on her vagina. “The first thing you need to know is: this will not kill you,” says McLeod Gynecologist Merritt King, MD.  “Prolapse may cause discomfort and embarrassment, but it is not life-threatening.”

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