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Breastfeeding: The Benefits for Mom and Baby

From an interview with Dr. Meghan Jordan McLeod Pediatric Associates of Florence The 2020–2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (Dietary Guidelines) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommend that infants be exclusively breastfed for about the first 6 months of life, with
August 21, 2023

Sports Injuries: Timing is Everything for Recovery

From an interview with Dr. Brandon McDonald McLeod Orthopaedics Florence Coaches, athletes, and parents know that where there’s sports, there’s injuries. Active people often experience joint sprains and muscle strains, and timely assessment and treatment of an injury is critical to a
August 7, 2023

Women and Preventive Medicine: The Key to Good Health

From an interview with Dr. Stephanie Strickland McLeod Family Medicine Women are usually so busy taking care of everyone else that they don’t take time for themselves. Getting the preventive care you need is important for you and your loved ones, and
August 7, 2023

Why Should I Be Screened for Lung Cancer?

From an interview with Dr. Herbie Bryan McLeod Pulmonology and Critical Care Lung cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, more so than breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers combined. In fact, one in 16 people in the
July 31, 2023

The Link Between Diabetes and Heart Disease

From an interview with Dr. Susan Robins Site Director and Associate Program Director, McLeod Family Medicine Rural Residency Program Did you know that people with diabetes tend to develop heart disease at a younger age than people without diabetes? McLeod family physician
July 30, 2023

Is Bleeding During Pregnancy Dangerous?

Medically reviewed by Dr. Gary Emerson McLeod OB/GYN Associates Approximately one in four pregnant women may experience some bleeding during the different phases of her pregnancy. McLeod OB/GYN Dr. Gary Emerson provides an overview of possible causes for this occurrence. FIRST TRIMESTER
July 24, 2023

Sports Training in the Heat

From an interview with Dr. Art Jordan McLeod Orthopaedics Florence Temperatures have reached dangerously high levels this summer. As football and other sports begin practice, teams should use caution in this extreme heat. Athletes can avoid heat illness and perform their best
July 24, 2023

Prostate Cancer Risk Calculator

Dr. Joseph Hoyle, MD Prostate screenings: who needs them, how often, why? Men over the age of forty (40) may consider a blood test to look for or “screen” for prostate cancer (PSA) every 2-4 years, according to guidance this year from
July 24, 2023

Strategies to Stop the Food Fights with Your Child

Camille Montes-Ramos, MD Many parents worry their kids don’t eat enough, eat too much, or are too picky with food choices. Fighting with kids about food is a common occurrence in the United States, and many parents ask for strategies to help
July 17, 2023

URGENT: Regular Cancer Screenings Could Save Your Life

From an interview with Tara Bruno, FNP McLeod Primary Care Carolina Forest 2 As we go through life, we tend to need more frequent checkups with a variety of healthcare professionals. Annual wellness visits with your primary care physician are extremely important
July 15, 2023

Sleep Apena & Stroke: What’s the Connection?

From an interview with Dr. Marwan Elya, Medical Director McLeod Sleep Clinic One in five adults suffer from some form of sleep apnea, a condition in which one repeatedly stops breathing when asleep. When someone stops breathing, oxygen levels drop and the
July 14, 2023

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