McLeod Safe Kids: Keeping Your Children Safe While Sleeping

"There, do you hear that? That is your baby's heart beat!" From the moment we hear those words everything changes. The immediate love we feel for our children makes us do anything to protect them. So why, when we are willing to spend thousands of dollars to keep them safe, do we tend to overlook some of the simplest ways of preventing injuries?

Accidental deaths associated with unsafe sleep practices continue to be one of the highest causes of death in the zero to one year age group. ...

Healthy Holiday Gift Ideas

If you are looking for a gift for a friend or that special someone, here are some fun and healthy ideas for family members, friends, and anyone interested in a healthy lifestyle. Giving the gift of health can be as little as under $10 for a pair of workout socks or as big as a trampoline for the kids or a spa weekend in an elegant resort.

If you are purchasing a gift for a fitness fanatic or someone just getting started, choose from simple things like fitness trackers, all types of wo...

McLeod Safe Kids Offers Tips on Toy Safety

"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas," and everywhere we go we see new toys that our children want. During the holiday season, and all year long, make sure you don't put your child at an increased risk for injury.

McLeod Safe Kids offers these tips when purchasing toys for children:

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· Before shopping for toys, consider the child's age, interest and abilities.

· Always read labels and look for age ranges and safety warnings for th...

McLeod Installs Advanced Imaging Technology

With a continued focus on quality care and improved patient experience, McLeodRegionalMedicalCenter recently became the first hospital in the state to install the Siemens Biograph mCT, aninnovative PET/CT scanner which offers accurate, fast and comfortable exams for a wide range of patients.

The new PET/CT scanner offers exceptional patient comfort with a large, 78-cm cylinder. Its open design and fast scan times may also help patients feel less claustrophobic.

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