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Heat-Related Illnesses

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(6/08/11) - Heat-related illnesses pose a dangerous risk during hot summer months. McLeod Urgent Care Centers remind you to be aware of the risk factors and signs and symptoms so you may enjoy summer safely.

Heat-related illnesses are especially common when exerting energy outside or in poorly ventilated indoors. If you are exposed to high temperatures, you may become dehydrated if you do not drink enough fluids. You may also become ill if you are producing large volumes of sweat and ...

June is National Water Safety Month: Keep Your Eyes on Your Kids Around Water

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(6/02/11) - It’s a warm summer day and you’re at the beach, pool, or just simply near water with your kids. Your cell phone rings and you answer it, shifting your focus from your kids to the conversation. Good idea? Not at all, according to Safe Kids Florence, led by McLeod Health, and it could even be deadly. Children can get into trouble in a matter of seconds when around water, so Safe Kids Florence recommends that parents actively supervise – with their eyes on their kids at al...

2011 McLeod Children's Hospital CMNH Broadcast This Weekend

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(6/02/11) - McLeod Children's Hospital is one of 170 children's hospitals in North America that comprise the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH), a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children by raising funds and awareness for its members. Each year, these non-profit hospitals treat more than 17 million children afflicted with disease, injuries and birth defects of every kind by providing the finest in medical care, life-saving research and preventative education.

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Stroke Survivor Helps Raise Awareness of Signs and Symptoms

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(5/31/11) - About 795,000 Americans will suffer a stroke this year, yet most people in the U.S. cannot identify stroke warning signs or risk factors. Many strokes – some studies indicate that up to 80 percent – can be prevented through risk factor management.

There is no doubt that more education about stroke is needed. According to the National Stroke Association, public awareness of stroke warning signs and risk factors has not improved during the past five years.

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New Support Group for Patients with Leukemia and Lymphoma

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(5/26/11) - A new support group for patients with blood cancers is being offered in Florence. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and McLeod Health will host the first meeting of this monthly support group on Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at noon at the McLeod Health & Fitness Center. The Center is located at 2437 Willwood Drive. For more information, please contact Cassandra Wineglass with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at 803-731-4060.

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