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What is Your Risk for Developing Breast Cancer?

Mammograms can be used to check for breast cancer in women who have no signs or symptoms of the disease. This type of mammogram is called a screening mammogram and should be performed regularly. But there is more women can do to
March 20, 2024

Treatment Options for Heart Valve Issues

Heart valve repair or replacement surgery is done to correct the problems caused by one or more diseased heart valves. McLeod cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Robert Messier explains the importance of listening to your body and why you should see your doctor if
March 19, 2024

Robotic-Assisted Surgery: Providing Patients with More Options

From an interview with  Dr. John Sonfield Pee Dee Surgical Group While surgery heals and restores the body, many patients still have concerns about the pain and challenges of recovery they may face after surgery. By using robotic-assisted, laparoscopic, and minimally-invasive surgical
March 13, 2024

The Rotator Cuff: Its Form and Function

From an interview with Dr. Thomas DiStefano McLeod Orthopaedics Cheraw The rotator cuff is responsible for stabilizing the shoulder joint. This collection of muscles is called a “cuff” because the tendons join together to form a “hood” surrounding the joint. These muscles
March 13, 2024

Superior Breast Cancer Treatment at McLeod Health

From an interview with Maureen Byrd, FNP-C McLeod Breast Health Center Finding breast cancer early is the main goal of routine breast care. That’s why it’s so important to follow a plan for preventive care. Finding problems early gives you the best
March 13, 2024

Managing Chronic Coronary Artery Disease

From an interview with Dr. Joseph Marmora McLeod Cardiology Associates – Little River According to the National Institutes of Health, Chronic coronary artery disease (CAD) is estimated to affect 16.8 million people in the United States; of these, 9.8 million have angina
March 13, 2024

Common Sports Injuries

From an interview with Dr. Brandon McDonald Orthopedic Sports Medicine Physician Orthopedic injuries are possible when playing sports, whether you are a professional athlete or are just playing for fun. Sports medicine physician Dr. Brandon McDonald reviews the most common injuries he
March 13, 2024

Growing Pains: Transitioning From Pediatric to Adult Care

Taylor Thompson, FNP-C Getting your driver’s license, heading off to college, entering the workforce – these are just a few of the milestones that may mark your journey from childhood into the adult world. Included in this list is the transition from
March 4, 2024

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