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Correcting Misconceptions About Hepatitis C

Harmeet Gill, MD Learn the facts about how hepatitis C is a serious, but treatable condition, and how you can avoid infection. Hepatitis C is an infection caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV) that damages the liver, a critical organ responsible
September 21, 2023

Beware: Concussions Can Lead to Long-Term Damage

From an interview with Dr. Pat Denton McLeod Orthopaedics – Florence An estimated 1.6 to 3.8 million athletes annually suffer concussion, according to the Brain Injury Research Institute. Often, cases are underreported and undiagnosed. A study by the American Academy of Pediatrics
September 18, 2023

Kids and Germs: Protecting Your Family

From an interview with Meredith Atkinson, FNP McLeod Pediatrics Cheraw Children are back in school, and that means new schedules, new friends, and new germs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that children miss an average of three days of
September 18, 2023

Living With Heart Disease

From an interview with Dr. John Patton McLeod Cardiology Associates – Florence High blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, and smoking are key risk factors for heart disease and congestive heart failure (CHF). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about
September 9, 2023

How a Neurologist Can Help People with Parkinson’s Disease

From an interview with Dr. Christopher Zust McLeod Neurological Associates In South Carolina, Parkinson’s disease affects more than 12,400 people. And according to the Parkinson’s Foundation Parkinson’s Prevalence Project, by 2030, approximately 1.2 million people in the U.S. will be living with
September 8, 2023

Preventing Pediatric Heatstroke In a Car

From an interview with Dr. Brittany Benjamin McLeod Pediatric Associates of Florence National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics show more than 950 children have died of heatstroke over the past 25 years, because they were left or became trapped in a hot
September 7, 2023

Total Joint Replacement: Is It For Me?

From an interview with Dr. Thomas Distefano McLeod Orthopaedics Cheraw According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, total joint replacement is a surgical procedure in which parts of an arthritic or damaged joint are removed and replaced with a metal, plastic,
September 7, 2023

Diverticulitis and Colorectal Cancer: Is There a Connection?

From an interview with Dr. Jason Davis McLeod Surgery Cheraw Diverticulosis is quite common, especially as people age. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), more than 30% of U.S. adults between the ages of 50 and 59
August 29, 2023

Advances in Diabetes Care

Francisco Barrera, MD Diabetes is widely considered a defining medical condition of the 21st century, currently impacting 1 in 10 adults. Due to the rising rates of obesity, an aging population, and health disparities, the rate of Type 2 diabetes is estimated
August 28, 2023
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