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Protect Your Child: Know the ABC's of Safe Sleep

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Dr. Thomas Spence, McLeod Pediatric Associates of Florence

Despite continuing progress in reducing infant mortality and Sudden Infant Death (SIDs) in South Carolina, sleep-related infant deaths continue to be a significant problem.

Following a 1992 recommendation by the American Academy of Pediatrics to place babies on their backs to sleep, deaths from SIDS began to drop. Unfortunately, the number of South Carolina infa...

More Than 136,000 Kids Visit ER From Burns and Injuries: McLeod Safe Kids Provides Top 4 Tips to Help Parents Keep Kids Safe from Burns and Scalds

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The smell of cookies baking in the oven or tasty sauces simmering on the stovetop is hard to resist for kids, but too many are suffering from burns and scalds that are preventable. McLeod Safe Kids wants to remind parents about a few simple tips to help avoid harmful burns and scalds.

To learn more information, visit the burns and scalds section and scalds section on the Safe Kids website.

In 2012, more than 136,000 children were seen in emergency rooms for fire and burn injur...

Eagle 92.9 and 103X Broadcast Radiothon To Benefit McLeod Children's Hospital

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Eagle 92.9 and 103X will broadcast the Radiothon live from the McLeod Children’s Hospital Child Life Activity Center on Thursday, February 11, and Friday, February 12, from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. The live Radiothon will air on iHeartRadio Stations WEGX Eagle 92.9 and WJMX 103.3.

All the money raised during the McLeod Children's Hospital Radiothon will help support specialized care, medical equipment, and programs needed in the treatment of critically ill and injured children ...

Keeping Kids Safe At Home

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Home is a place to relax, play and enjoy spending time with family. There will be minor scrapes and bruises along the way, but too many kids are affected by serious injuries that are often completely preventable. McLeod Safe Kids urges parents and caregivers to check their homes for basic safety precautions so kids of all ages are as safe as possible at home.

To learn more safety tips, visit the home safety section on the Safe Kids website.

Approximately 2,200 children in the ...

McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit Schedule Announced through March 2016

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For eight years, the McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit has made a significant impact on the lives of women across Northeastern South Carolina, detecting a total of 72 cases of breast cancer in more than eleven counties throughout the region.

The McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit has announced upcoming visits in the area that are open to the public during January, February, and March:

• McLeod Family Medicine Johnsonville (355 S. Georgetown Hwy., Johnsonville), Thursdays; Januar...

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