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Malunion and Nonunion Fractures: Orthopedic Cold Trauma

From an interview with Dr. Jeremy Sparkman McLeod Orthopaedics Over the course of a lifetime, it is not unusal to experience an orthopedic injury to a bone or joint, such as a dislocation or fracture. Orthopedic trauma often occurs suddenly, as the
November 13, 2023

Pediatric Diabetes Grows At Alarming Rate

From an interview with Lisa Woodberry, NP McLeod Pediatric and Adult Endocrinology Diabetes is growing at an alarming rate, affecting more than 200,000 children and teens under 20 years of age. McLeod Health nurse practitioner Lisa Woodberry tells us more about this
November 13, 2023

Treating Afib’s Irregular Heartbeats With Ablation

From an interview with  Dr. Prabal Guha McLeod Cardiology Associates  Florence And heart patient Brenda Suggs Since she is a heart attack survivor, Brenda Suggs’ husband encouraged her to see her cardiologist when she began to experience signs of atrial fibrillation. It
November 7, 2023

Important Strategies to Prevent and Manage COPD

Amanda Cieluch, Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is a serious lung condition affecting more than 15 million Americans, and many may not be aware they have it. For those living with COPD, the airways, or tubes carrying
November 6, 2023

Breast Cancer Treatment Options Continue to Expand

From an interview with Dr. Arrvind Raghunath McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women after skin cancer. The types of treatment a patient has depends on the
November 1, 2023

Spinal Stenosis: The Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

From an interview with Dr. Eric Nabors McLeod Orthopaedics   In the human body, spinal bones are stacked in a column from the skull to the tailbone. They protect the spinal cord, which runs through an opening called the spinal canal. Some people
November 1, 2023

Fighting for Breath: Managing Chronic Asthma

James Elvis, MSN, FNP-C Imagine yourself going for a walk with your dog on a beautiful, crisp morning. You prefer the dry, chilled air over the heat and humidity, though it does agitate your sinuses a little. You cough, trying to clear
October 30, 2023

The Role of Radiation Oncology in Treating Breast Cancer

From an interview with Dr. Virginia Clyburn-Ipock MRMC Radiation Oncology Radiation therapy is treatment with high-energy rays (or particles) that destroy cancer cells. Some women with breast cancer will need radiation, in addition to other treatments. In this Q & A, McLeod
October 25, 2023

Stroke Prevention: How to Take Control and Minimize Your Risk

From an interview with Dr. Ravish Kothari, Neurologist MRMC – McLeod Inpatient Physicians For stroke survivors, preventing another stroke is a key concern. There are 750,000 Americans who experience a stroke each year. Between five to 14 percent will have a second
October 24, 2023
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