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Sun Safety Awareness

Sun Safety Awareness

Dr. Mamdouh Mijalli, McLeod General Surgery Dillon

Skin cancer accounts for at least half of all cancers, according to the American Cancer Society.  This year, approximately 76,000 people are expected to be diagnosed with melanoma, and this accounts for only 5% of all skin cancer cases. 

There are two main types of skin cancer:  melanoma and non-melanoma.  The most common t...

May is National Stroke Awareness Month

Eighty percent of strokes are preventable, yet it is expected that nearly 795,000 people in the United States will have a stroke this year. On average, someone has a stroke every 40 seconds.

"It is important to recognize the warning signs of stroke and dial 9-1-1 immediately," said Dr. Kristopher Crawford, Medical Director of the McLeod Dillon Emergency Department. "Warning signs include sudden numbness or weakness of face, arm or leg - especially on one side of the body. It's importa...

Marcia Wilds joins McLeod Medical Center Dillon

McLeod Medical Center Dillon is pleased to announce that Marcia Wilds, RN, has been named Associate Vice President of Patient Services.

Marcia has a Master of Health Administration from the University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AX. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and a Bachelor of Art Degree in Psychology, both from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC.

"McLeod Dillon has a mission to serve the people of the community and the surrounding areas," said Ma...

National Nurses Week Celebrated at McLeod Dillon

(Standing L to R): Tracey Campbell, Candice Tyler, Lori Bullock,and Shannon Carter stand with Mayor Todd Davis as he signs theNurses Week proclamation.

 

(Dillon, SC) – On May 1, 2014, Todd Davis, Mayor, City of Dillon, signed a proclamation proclaiming May 5-11 Nurses Week in Dillon.

Every year, National Nurses Week focuses attention on the diverse ways America's 3.1 million registered nurses work to save lives and to improve the...

Summer Play Safety by McLeod Pediatrics Dillon

Summer Play Safety by Dr. Yvonne Ramirez and Dr. Joseph Wangeh, McLeod Pediatrics Dillon

Extreme Heat

Extreme heat can make children sick in many ways, including dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, and heat stroke. Make sure to protect your child from the heat, and know the signs and symptoms of heat illness.

Prevention:

• Plan to have a cool, air-conditioned space for your child in extreme heat. If your home does not have air-conditioning, find a near...

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