One of the most important aspects of primary care is the doctor-patient relationship. You can start building that relationship by scheduling at least one visit a year with your primary care physician.
HARTSVILLE, S.C. – CareSouth Carolina serves more than 36,000 patients in a five-county radius in the Pee Dee region of South Carolina.
Advancements in lung cancer treatment have improved in recent year’s thanks in part to robotic-assisted surgery and low-dose CT screenings.
The gallbladder is a sac-like structure located under the liver on the right side of your body. The main function of the gallbladder is to store bile created by the liver until it is needed for digesting fatty foods.
Advancements in treatment options for lung cancer have expanded greatly in recent years from lobectomy, chemotherapy and traditional radiation therapy to robotic-assisted thoracic surgery, stereotactic ablative radiotherapy, targeted therapy and immunotherapy.
The treatment of metastatic cancer in the brain has improved considerably over the years with advancements in radiation oncology and neurosurgery. One form of treatment available at McLeod Regional Medical Center that is enhancing patient outcomes involves stereotactic radiosurgery.
May is National Osteoporosis Awareness month, and according to statistics from the National Osteoporosis Foundation, one in two women and up to one in four men over the age of 50 will break a bone because of osteoporosis.
FLORENCE, S.C. – McLeod Health-McLeod Regional Medical Center announced that it achieved the Healthgrades 2019 Outstanding Patient Experience Award.
A stroke occurs when a part of the brain loses its blood supply and stops working. This will then cause the part of the body that the injured brain controls to stop working as well.
Many of us are familiar with the adage “You are what you eat.” This is very true: Your body can’t hide what happens in the kitchen. Whether it’s good or poor nutrition that goes into your mouth, your body will show-and-tell.
FLORENCE, S.C. – It’s important to BE FAST if you think you or a loved one might be having a stroke. Each year, more than 795,000 people are affected by stroke, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The health choices you make today affect how your brain will function as you age, regardless of whether you are 30, 40 or 50. Eating well, being physically active and managing your blood pressure are all important in helping keep your brain healthy as well as reducing your risk for stroke and heart disease.
For years, a daily dose of aspirin was recommended by many physicians to help prevent heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular events for their patients.
Parkinson’s disease is a nervous system disorder that affects movement. Symptoms often start gradually with a barely noticeable tremor in one hand. Parkinson’s also commonly causes stiffness or slowing of movement.
Today marks the start of National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW). It’s important for women to know the chance of infertility is higher or lower depending on your age. Generally, 35 years old is the magic number.
FLORENCE, S.C. – Even though they faced winds and the threat of rain, several contestants from the United Way of Florence County’s Florence’s Biggest Loser competition hit the water for the final physical event of the 2019 competition on March 31.
Journal of the American Medical Association
This Viewpoint describes approaches taken by the Los Angeles Department of Health Services to reduce clinical practice variaton across the system.
This Viewpoint proposes health care delivery and infrastructure reforms that would strengthen the US treatment system for opioid use disorders.
In this Viewpoint, Medicare administrators describe the intended role and proper use of its Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey as a measure of patients' hospital-based experience.
One of my favorite patients is Mr Gardner (not his real name). He lives on the South Side of Chicago, in a region whose residents are predominantly African American, with high levels of violent crime and not a single level I trauma center for adults (though my hospital has proposed to build …
British Medical Journal
Doctors have expressed serious concern at increases in homelessness in the UK and the consequent harm to health, urging governments to fund better access to healthcare for homeless people.The BMA’s...
The UK government must implement standards to prevent social media from sharing content that promotes self harm or suicide as a way of dealing with mental health problems, doctors have said.Delegates...
Rising knife crime demands a public health response, and healthcare professionals have a role in reducing violence among young people, BMA representatives have affirmed.At the association’s annual...
My recent column on the paucity of doctors as NHS hospital chief executives brought an interesting postbag, sparking more reflection on my part.1Clinically active doctors can often assume management,...
Doctors have called on the BMA to obtain legal guidance for doctors on whether they can refuse to work when system failures, such as understaffing or IT breakdowns, mean that patient safety cannot be...
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
A food allergy happens when the body has a specific and recurring immune response to certain foods. The immune response can be severe and life threatening, such as anaphylaxis. Although the immune system normally protects people, in people with food allergies, the immune system mistakenly re…
Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death among people ages 1-54 in the United States. In 2012, more than 2.2 million adult drivers and passengers were treated in emergency departments as the result of being injured in motor vehicle crashes. In the same year, non-fatal crash injurie…
It can be hard to tell if someone has asthma, especially in children younger than 5. Having a doctor check how well your lungs work and check for allergies can help you find out if you have asthma. During a checkup, the doctor will ask if you cough a lot, especially at night, and whether you…
In general, infertility is defined as not being able to get pregnant (conceive) after one year of unprotected sex. Women who do not have regular menstrual cycles, or are older than 35 years and have not conceived during a 6-month period of trying, should consider making an appointment with a…
Infants are particularly vulnerable to infectious diseases; that is why it is critical to protect them with immunization. Each day, nearly 12,000 babies are born in the United States who will need to be immunized before age two against 14 serious diseases that can be prevented by vaccines. I…
World Health Organization
WHO and UNICEF today issued new ten-step guidance to increase support for breastfeeding in health facilities that provide maternity and newborn services. Breastfeeding all babies for the first 2 years would save the lives of more than 820 000 children under age 5 annually.
Nearly one billion people will be vaccinated against yellow fever in 27 high-risk African countries by 2026 with support from WHO, Gavi – the Vaccine Alliance, UNICEF and more than 50 health partners.
On 7 April, World Health Day, the World Health Organization marks its 70th anniversary. Over the past 7 decades, WHO has spearheaded efforts to rid the world of killer diseases like smallpox and to fight against deadly habits like tobacco use.
Donors have pledged an additional US$15.3 million to support quick action by the World Health Organization to tackle disease outbreaks and humanitarian health crises through its emergency response fund in 2018, the Contingency Fund for Emergencies (CFE).