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James (Tripp) Elvis now at HopeHealth in Hemingway

HopeHealth provider James (Tripp) Elvis, MSN, FNP-C, is now seeing patients at HopeHealth in Hemingway. A native of Johnsonville, he is committed to serving his community by addressing the diverse needs of individuals across all age groups. Elvis has over 20 years
June 18, 2024

Real Talk About the Risk Factors for Stroke

Stroke is a leading cause of long-term disability amongst Americans, especially men. Those with a higher risk of stroke include people 55 or older, as well as African American and Hispanic patients, who have a higher risk of stroke than people of
June 9, 2024

An Overview of Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is a group of diseases in which cells in breast tissue change and divide in an uncontrolled manner, typically resulting in a lump or mass. McLeod oncologist/hematologist Dr. Kerolos Rizk explains the signs and symptoms of breast cancer and why
June 9, 2024

The Benefits of Robotic-Assisted Knee Replacement Surgery

The benefits of robotic-assisted knee replacement surgery are many, according to the National Library of Medicine. McLeod orthopedic surgeon Dr. Patrick Denton explains how this type of procedure can lead to even better surgical outcomes and faster recovery for knee replacement patients.
June 3, 2024

Stroke: An Epidemic in South Carolina

South Carolina has high rates of stroke, with the fifth-highest stroke death rate in the country in 2022, according to the CDC. In 2020, nearly 17,000 of our state’s residents were hospitalized for stroke at a cost of $1.3 billion, according to
June 3, 2024

Water safety for kids

by Haley Jackson, PNP Water safety is something I am incredibly passionate about as a pediatric nurse practitioner and mother to young children. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drowning is the number one cause of accidental
May 30, 2024

9 Tips for Making Friends As An Adult

Vicky Peterkin, MSW, LISW-CP Behavioral Health Counselor Do you find it harder to make friends as an adult? If so, you’re definitely not alone. As children, it is easy to make friends on the playground or during activities like sports, clubs, and
May 28, 2024

Preparing Your Child for Surgery

Children cope better with the hospital experience when they are well prepared. Being honest with your child will help build trust with you and with your child’s caregivers. McLeod Health Anesthetist Myra Alton, CRNA, explains the importance of open communication as your
May 24, 2024

How Poor Circulation Affects Your Heart

Plaque buildup, blood clots or narrowed blood vessels can lead to poor circulation. When obstacles or narrow paths slow down blood flow, it’s difficult for your circulatory system to send blood to every part of your body in an efficient way. McLeod
May 24, 2024
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