Pee Dee Health News & Information

Cholesterol’s Impact On The Heart

From an interview with Dr. Alan Blaker McLeod Cardiology Associates – Florence We need a small amount of blood cholesterol because the body uses it to perform many functions. Cholesterol builds the structure of cell membranes and makes hormones like estrogen, testosterone
February 20, 2024

Cancer and Sexual Health

One may wonder why persons affected by cancer would be concerned about sexual health and why it is an important part of survivorship. Patients often talk about wanting to feel normal and regain some semblance of their pre-cancer life, yet do we
February 20, 2024

An Introduction to Pediatric Endocrinology

From an interview with Lisa Woodberry, FNP McLeod Pediatric and Adult Endocrinology Children are not just small adults. As growing individuals, they have special needs related to growth and development. In addition, their psychological needs are different from those of adults, according
February 14, 2024

What Are the 4 Signs of a Sprain?

From an interview with Dr. Art Jordan McLeod Orthopaedic Associates – Florence A sprain is a stretching or tearing of ligaments — the tough bands of fibrous tissue that connect two bones together in your joints. Sports medicine specialist Dr. Art Jordan
February 14, 2024

Proven Health Benefits of the DASH Diet

Caitlin Guess, MPH, RDN/LDN, CDCES The DASH eating plan was introduced over 25 years ago by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to help people lower their blood pressure with foods that taste good.  DASH stands for Dietary Approach to Stop
February 8, 2024

Signs and Symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer

From an interview with Dr. John Richey Pee Dee Surgical Group Pancreatic cancer is considered a ‘rare cancer,’ as it only affects 13 out of 100,000 people in the United States each year. However, when it comes to actual lives affected and
February 7, 2024

Coronary Artery Disease: Risk Factors and Symptoms

From an interview with Dr. Brian Wall McLeod Cardiology Associates – Florence Coronary artery disease is the most common type of heart disease in the US. It is caused by plaque buildup in the wall of the arteries that supply blood to
February 6, 2024

Advances in Breast Cancer Treatment and Survival

From an interview with Dr. Jamie Smith McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates Researchers around the world are working to advance our understanding of how to prevent, detect, and treat breast cancer. The mainstays of breast cancer treatment are surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, hormone
February 1, 2024

Type 2 Diabetes: The Quiet Epidemic

From an interview with Dr. Meenakshi Pande McLeod Pediatric and Adult Endocrinology Type 2 Diabetes has become America’s quiet epidemic. About 37 million people in the U.S. have this progressive condition, which can lead to heart attacks, stroke, kidney disease, blindness, amputations,
January 23, 2024
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