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  • Cancer

    Surviving Cancer. The New Normal.

    With New Treatments, Cancer Patients are Surviving Longer.

  • McLeod Health Physician Leadership Academy tours Shaw AFB

    U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Christopher Benton, 20th Maintenance Group weapons academics instructor, speaks about the various munitions the 20th Fighter Wing uses

  • Heart Health

    Exercise is Good for a Healthy Heart – But How Much?

    Ryan C. Garbalosa, DO
    McLeod Cardiology Associates – Sumter

    Failure to exercise is cited as one of the primary contributors to death from heart disease. The association between physical activity and heart disease was noted more than 60 years ago

  • Pee Dee Workforce Development Board Awards $100,000 for Innovative Healthcare Training Initiatives to McLeod Health

    Joyce Hill, Chair of the Pee Dee Workforce Development Board, presents a check for $100,000 to McLeod Health representatives Tim Hess and Heather

  • McLeod Health Partners in Nursing Education Programs

    Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC) Nursing Student and McLeod Employee Delma Carvajal (at center) presents a donation from McLeod Health to the FDTC Nursing

  • Heart Health

    Keep an Eye Out For Your Child’s High Blood Pressure

    Charles A. Trant, Jr., MD
    McLeod Pediatric Cardiology

    High blood pressure is becoming more and more common in children. Part of it is related to lifestyle, because youth don’t do physical education class in school nearly as much as they used to. They spend more time inside playing video games and less time outside running around. A lot of them develop weight problems. And that, unfortunately, is the cause of a lot of the problems.

  • Cancer

    6 Tips on Preventing Breast Cancer

    Rajesh Bajaj, MD
    McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates

    Surviving breast cancer starts with spotting it early by  keeping a close eye out for a new breast lump, pain or swelling in the breast (especially in the nipple) or nipple discharge other than milk.

  • Uncategorized

    Hand Orthopedic Surgery Relieves Arthritis, Trigger Finger and Carpal Tunnel

    Christopher S. Litts, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics – Florence

    World War II taught the world many lessons. One of those discoveries was the importance of special training needed for successful surgery on hands, sparked by the many hand wounds suffered by soldiers. “Hand surgery as a specialty came into existence during World War II. It was evident based on the soldiers’ injuries that there was a need for surgeons trained in treating disorders of the skin, bone, tendons, vessels and nerves of the hand,” explains McLeod Orthopedic Hand Specialist Christopher Litts, MD. “Many people have aches and pains in their hands, the most common being carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis and trigger finger.”

  • Cancer

    Surviving Cancer: The New Normal

    With New Treatments, Cancer Patients are Surviving Longer.

    “My whole life has been about changing negatives into positives.”
    Actress and cancer survivor Fran Drescher from her book Cancer Schmancer.