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Federal Toy Safety Standards Bring Confidence to Parents this Holiday Season

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(12/09/10) - The holiday season is here and for many kids that means one thing: toys. Approximately 50 percent of all toy purchases in the United States occur between the Friday after Thanksgiving and Christmas.

While parents are on a mad-dash to scoop up the hottest toys, safety should be at the top of their wish lists. Each year, an estimated 169,300 toy-related injuries in children ages 14 years and younger are treated in hospital emergency rooms across the United States. With the ...

7th Annual Hospice Tree Lighting Ceremony at McLeod Darlington

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(12/06/10) - Seventh Annual McLeod Hospice Tree Lighting Ceremony Announced

McLeod Hospice will celebrate the 7th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, "A Light for Someone You Love, on Tuesday, December 7, at 5:45 p.m. at McLeod Medical Center Darlington. The family of Christi Moore will light the trees.

A musical presentation will be provided by the Mayo High School Chorus. Rev. Frankie Tanner of Mechanicsville Baptist Church will offer the invocation and Pastor Norm Mitchell with ...

Top Decorating Mistakes to Avoid this Holiday Season

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(11/30/10) - In addition to food, family, and gifts, decorations are one of the highlights of the holiday season. While candles, Christmas trees, and other decorations are part of the holiday spirit, they can pose fire and poisoning hazards, especially to curious children.

"The holidays are a time for spending with family and friends, not rushing to the emergency room," says Erin Faile, Safe Kids Florence Coordinator. "Once all of your decorations are up, keeping a close eye on both c...

Fitness Center Offers Holiday Fit Fest

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(11/24/10) - The Holiday Fit Fest at McLeod Health and Fitness Center will be held on Saturday, December 4. The event is free for both non-members and members of the McLeod Health and Fitness Center. Activities will include: 9:00 a.m. Yoga, 10:00 a.m. Zumba Class on the Lawn, 11:15 a.m. Boot Camp, and an 11:15 a.m. Rail Trail Walk. There will also be activities for kids ages 8 to 12, tours of the McLeod Health and Fitness Center, and a special membership promotion for those in attendance.

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Senator Leatherman Honors McLeod with Resolution

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(11/23/10) - McLeod Health has been recognized by Senator Hugh K. Leatherman, R - Florence, representing District 31. He has presented a Senate Resolution from the South Carolina General Assembly to McLeod in recognition of the medical center receiving the national Quest for Quality Award.

During a special presentation held on Monday evening, November 22, the Senator met with members of the McLeod Health Board of Trustees, leadership team and department directors to personally thank t...

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