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Parade Kicks-Off Children’s Miracle Network Celebration Broadcast

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(5/25/11) - McLeod Children's Hospital will host a Parade of Miracles on Friday, June 3 to kick-off the Children's Miracle Network Celebration Broadcast. The parade begins at the Irby Street Wal-Mart Supercenter at 4:30 p.m. It will proceed down Irby Street, turn right at Cheves Street, and conclude at the McLeod Medical Plaza.

The parade will include past and present McLeod Children's Hospital Miracle Children, McLeod Children's Hospital's Child Reach mobile pediatric intensive care ...

Students Donate Art to McLeod Pediatric Associates of Florence

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(5/20/11) - McLeod Pediatric Associates of Florence received a colorful donation of artwork to their West Florence location. Fifteen National Art Honor Society students at Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology in Darlington, South Carolina, collaboratively created five acrylic-on-canvas works inspired by popular children's books.

"We are very appreciative for the artwork," remarked pediatrician Dr. Brian Naylor. "It encourages reading and also makes kids excited about art....

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 ...

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