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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

Standing Tall and Still Smiling After Traumatic Injuries

From an interview with Dr. Lex Hanna McLeod Orthopaedics Florence In a June 2023 study published in ScienceDirect related to traumatic orthopedic motor vehicle injuries, statistics show that injuries caused by road traffic have become the leading cause of death in people
August 22, 2023

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

McLeod Recognized As A Top Performing Hospital

For the sixth consecutive year, McLeod Regional Medical Center has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain ̶ MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award. McLeod is one of only 262 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor and one of eight
August 14, 2023

Genetic Testing Provides Answers to Health Questions

From an interview with Christel Hayes McLeod High-Risk Genetic Nurse Practitioner Genetic testing is useful in many areas of medicine and can help you make choices regarding the medical care you or your family member receives. For example, genetic testing can provide
August 11, 2023

The Causes, Symptoms & Treatments for an Acute Heart Attack

From an interview with Dr. Joseph Marmora McLeod Cardiology Associates – Little River Did you know that in the United States, someone has a heart attack every 40 seconds? In fact, statistics from the National Library of Medicine show that every year,
August 10, 2023

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