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  • Heart Health

    Smoking and Other Risks to Your Vascular Health

    EVA M. RZUCIDLO, MD
    McLeod Vascular Associates Florence
    13 MAY 2019

    For specialists who come here from other parts of the country, the question, “What brought you to South Carolina?” often sparks intriguing answers. For McLeod Vascular Specialist Eva Rzucidlo, MD, it was the state’s high level of vascular disease.

  • General Health

    Parkinson’s 10 Early Warning Signs

    DEBORAH L. KIRBY, MD
    McLeod Neurological Associates
    11 MAY 2019

    Trembling in hands, legs and face combined with stiffness and slowness of movement, leading to poor balance and coordination. These signs may mark the beginning of Parkinson’s Disease, caused when nerve cells in the brain fail to produce enough of the chemical dopamine. Symptoms may worsen into sleep problems and trouble swallowing but a variety of medicines can radically reduce the symptoms.

  • Womens Health

    Fibroids, Pap Smears, Heart Palpitations: Common Female Qs

    CANDICE W. GREENAN, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Associates
    10 MAY 2019

    Are fibroids cancerous?  When can I quit getting Pap Smears to check for cervical cancer?  Are heart palpitations during menopause more than just a menopause symptom?   McLeod OB/GYN Candice Greenan answered these and other questions during a Women’s Health Panel.

  • Heart Health

    The “Simple 7” To Keep Your Brain Healthy

    ROLAND L. SKINNER III, MD
    McLeod Neurological Associates
    09 MAY 2019

    A healthy brain benefits you throughout your life but it requires you to keep a close eye on a number of personal considerations.

  • Orthopedics

    Crack! When You Fracture a Bone

    MICHAEL J. SUTTON, DO
    McLeod Orthopaedics Dillon
    08 MAY 2019

    There are many types of fractures, including just a crack, where you may feel little or no pain at first,” says McLeod Orthopedic Surgeon Michael Sutton, MD. “In another type break, broken ends of the bone may line up in what we call a stable fracture.  Bones can fracture at an angle or in multiple pieces. Or, they can break through the skin in an open, compound fracture.

  • Cancer

    6 Breast Cancer Myths and the Truth You Need to Know

    KARIM TAZI, MD
    McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates
    07 MAY 2019

    There are so many myths about breast cancer that it is difficult to narrow down the list,” says McLeod Oncologist Karim Tazi, MD.

  • Orthopedics

    Is Total Joint Replacement Worth It?

    DAVID M. WOODBURY, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics – Florence
    03 MAY 2019

    There’s no doubt about it. The number of hip joint and knee replacements is growing. Most total joint replacements are performed on patients over the age of 65, but in the 10 years before 2009, the number of knee and hip replacements tripled for those aged 40 – 50.

  • Heart Health

    Know the Different Types of Strokes

    TIMOTHY L. HAGEN, DO
    MRMC – McLeod Inpatient Physicians
    02 MAY 2019

    Every stroke affects your brain. But not every stroke hits you the same way. Nor are they all treated the same. McLeod Neurologist Timothy Hagen, DO explains the different types of strokes.

  • Cancer

    Breast Cancer Surgery: What a Woman Needs to Know

    AMANDA TURBEVILLE, MD
    McLeod Loris Seacoast Surgery – Little River
    01 MAY 2019

    Where can you find information? Who should be on your “team?” A mastectomy vs. the less invasive lumpectomy? What are lymph nodes and why are they important?  These are a few of the most important questions you will face when diagnosed with breast cancer. McLeod Breast Cancer Surgeon Dr. Amanda Turbeville offers these insights.

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