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  • Heart Health

    Cardiac Catheterization: A Common, Successful Heart Diagnosis Tool

    FRED M. KRAININ, MD
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Florence
    19 JULY 2018

    Many people with chest pain will find themselves referred to a cardiologist for a test to find heart blockages. McLeod Cardiologist Fred Krainin, MD describes the role and process of the cardiac catheterization.

  • Cancer

    Multiple Myeloma: When Cancer Strikes Your Bone Marrow

    JAMES C. H. SMITH, MD
    McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates
    18 JULY 2018

    Multiple myeloma is the second most common form of blood cancer. It occurs when plasma cells in a person’s bone marrow react abnormally. It can even result in DNA changes in your bone marrow. Yet, it can be treated, says McLeod Oncologist James Smith, MD.

  • Womens Health

    Menopause and Diabetes: The Relationship Can Affect Your Health

    W. BRAD CAMPBELL, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Associates
    16 JULY 2018

    Menopause and diabetes constitute a close relationship to your health – if you experience menopause too early or too late – or have diabetes before menopause. Let’s try to unravel this a bi

  • Orthopedics

    Building Healthy Bones in Teens Helps Prevent Joint Replacement Later

    ALBERT T. GILPIN, JR., MD
    McLeod Pediatric Orthopaedics
    12 JULY 2018

    Let’s start this story backward. One of the ways to keep your knee and hip joints strong as an adult is with weight-bearing exercises. The best way to build up those bones for your knees and hips as an adult is to start when you are a teen.

  • Heart Health

    Chronic Venous Disease: Trouble Pumping Blood to Your Heart

    CARMEN M. PICCOLO, DO
    McLeod Vascular Associates Florence
    11 JULY 2018

    Swelling in your legs and ankles. New varicose veins. Legs that are restless, heavy, tired, aching or discolored.  These are the typical signs of a painful and potentially dangerous disease of your blood vessels.

  • Womens Health

    But I Want a Baby!? Fibroids & Endometriosis’ Effect on Fertility & Pregnancy

    J. MICHAEL DAVIDSON, MD
    McLeod Women’s Care
    10 JULY 2018

    The waiting room air crackled with anxiety. Beth paged through an old Red Book magazine not really paying attention to the articles. Across the room, Rhonda checked her watch to see how long she’d been waiting. Both had the same thought: “Will I be able to get pregnant?”

  • Cancer

    Stereotactic RadioSurgery Fewer Treatments. Better Results for Cancer Patient.

    09 JULY 2018

    SRS basically uses computers and digital imaging to deliver large doses of radiation in small places with extreme accuracy. Three-dimensional digital imaging (CT, MRI or PET scan) is used to identify even the smallest tumors.

  • Cancer

    Colon Cancer and the Gastroenterologist’s Role

    DAVINDERBIR S. PANNU, MD
    McLeod Digestive Health Center
    06 JULY 2018

    Colon cancer strikes 5-6% of the population, this can be detected and prevented with screening colonoscopy says McLeod Gastroenterologist* Dr. Davinderbir Pannu.

  • Womens Health

    Debunking 5 Osteoporosis Myths

    CHARLES TATUM, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Associates
    05 JULY 2018

    “About half the U.S. women over age 50 have low bone mass that can lead to osteoporosis,” says McLeod Gynecologist Charles Tatum, MD. “Considering how common this bone disease remains, there are still a large number of myths floating around out there about this problem.”

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