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May is National Stroke Awareness Month

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(5/17/11) - 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. ...

The Importance of Colonoscopy in Preventing Colon Cancer

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(5/12/11) - The Importance of Colonoscopy in Preventing Colon Cancer

Mamdouh Mijalli, M.D., F.A.C.S., McLeod General Surgery DillonBoard Certified in General Surgery

A colonoscopy is an important screening tool for colon cancer. Most people should get their first colonoscopy at age 50. However, if you are having symptoms such as abdominal pain, changes in bowel habits or blood in the stool, talk to your physician and they may recommend a screening.

This exam allows a d...

McLeod Children's Hospital to Host 2011 Camp Health

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(5/10/11) - The McLeod Children's Hospital is now accepting enrollment for the 2011 Camp Health, a free and fun camp for children ages 5 - 12 with chronic illnesses such as Asthma, Sickle Cell, and Type I Diabetes. The camp will be held Monday June 13 - Friday June 17 in the McLeod Children's Hospital Child Life Activity Center.

Registration is from 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m., with camp activities held from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be served to children participating ...

Save the Date! McLeod Announces Date for its Annual Cancer Survivor's Day Celebration

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(4/27/11) - The McLeod Cancer Center for Treatment and Research will host the 19th Annual Cancer Survivor's Day Celebration on Saturday, June 18, 2011, in the McLeod Medical Plaza Conference Center.

The celebration is held in June to coincide with National Cancer Survivor's Day.

McLeod annually hosts Cancer Survivor's Day to honor the continued survivorship of cancer survivors in the Pee Dee.

All cancer survivors in the Pee Dee are welcome and invited to attend. More d...

New McLeod Heart & Vascular Institute Opens

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(4/21/11) - On Monday, April 18, the new McLeod Heart & Vascular Institute opened in the McLeod Tower. With this opening, the CV Recovery Department has relocated to their new permanent residence inside the Heart & Vascular Institute.

In conjunction with the opening of the Heart & Vascular Institute, renovations to the McLeod Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) will also begin. During the renovations, the CVICU has temporarily relocated to the new Heart & Vascul...

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