Health in Florence, SC

“It’s a HUGE positive for a high school player to be a multi-sports athlete. They tend to be more athletic, better leaders and better teammates.” (Major League Baseball manager)
“Playing multiple sports is better.” (Former NBA Executive of the year.)
“We like them cross trained. Stick with multiple sports as long as you can. People will see your tools.” (Coach of a College Baseball World Series winning team)

Exercise. Fun. Energy-efficient transportation. Bicycles and cycling have expanded from a mostly childhood activity to one where adults are as common on bikes as youngsters.

Most conversations and articles around the topic of Pelvic Health focus on women starting at age 35. Pelvic Health information for and about young women and teens are equally important.

“Not all lung cancer surgeries are the same,” says McLeod Thoracic Surgeon Wayne Holley, MD. “The goal is to spot the cancer early, so the smallest amount of lung tissue needs to be removed.

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For years, regular chest X-rays were recommended for smokers and others, who were at high risk of lung cancer. Low dose CT Scans are now recommended and covered by health insurers for certain individuals.

Knee Joint replacements represent one of the most common and successful surgical procedures available today.

Everybody falls. Every year one in three older Americans fall. For people aged 65 and older, falls are the leading cause of fractures and fatal injuries. More than 90% of hip fractures are caused by a fall, according to the National Hospital Discharge Survey and women account for 75% of all hip fractures.

A 2016 study suggests that a person who is morbidly obese with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of more than 40 would benefit from weight loss, and should start losing weight as much as two years before their knee or hip joint replacement.

In South Carolina, statistics point to 1,000 new cases of pancreatic cancer each year. Yet, many people have no idea where their pancreas is located or what it does.

For most recipients of a knee or hip joint replacement, the elimination of chronic pain or discomfort is a major benefit.