McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal Provides Additional Safety Tip for Gun Safety Month

(1/25/13) - McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal reminds families to take caution during Gun Safety Month (January) as well as year-round. Access to guns creates a risk for serious injury and death. Most firearm-related injuries and deaths of children and adolescents involve handguns.  Safety Tip It is very important to keep firearms safe when not in use. If not secured properly, a child can easily gain access to a gun. McLeod Safe Kids recommends using a gun safe and always keeping your g...

McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal Provides More Safety Tips for Gun Safety Month

(1/17/13) - McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal reminds families to take caution during Gun Safety Month (January) as well as year-round. Access to guns creates a risk for serious injury and death. Most firearm-related injuries and deaths of children and adolescents involve handguns.  Safety Tip Always be aware of what your target is and what is beyond it. A bullet may miss the intended object and hit a non-target around or beyond it. Someone or something could also pass in front and be h...

McLeod Children's Hospital Receives Grant from the March of Dimes

(1/17/13) - The March of Dimes South Carolina Chapter recently awarded the McLeod Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) a 2012 Chapter Community Grant. The $30,000 grant is to implement the "Going for the Gold: Increasing Lactation Support for NICU Patients" initiative. The impact of encouraging mothers to express breast milk for their at-risk infant increases survival rates, protects the infant from infection and aids in digestion, leading to decreased hospital stays in the NICU.  Throu...

McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal Provides Safety Tip for Gun Safety Month

(1/11/13) - McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal reminds families to take caution during Gun Safety Month (January) as well as year-round. Access to guns creates a risk for serious injury and death. Most firearm-related injuries and deaths of children and adolescents involve handguns.  Safety Tip Week Two Many firearm accidents result from the handler mistakenly believing a firearm is emptied or otherwise disabled when in fact it is ready to be discharged. Additionally, trigger locks preve...

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