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McLeod Children's Hospital Receives Grant from the March of Dimes

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(1/17/13) - The March of Dimes South Carolina Chapter recently awarded the McLeod Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) a 2012 Chapter Community Grant. The $30,000 grant is to implement the "Going for the Gold: Increasing Lactation Support for NICU Patients" initiative. The impact of encouraging mothers to express breast milk for their at-risk infant increases survival rates, protects the infant from infection and aids in digestion, leading to decreased hospital stays in the NICU.  Throu...

McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal Provides Safety Tip for Gun Safety Month

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(1/11/13) - McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal reminds families to take caution during Gun Safety Month (January) as well as year-round. Access to guns creates a risk for serious injury and death. Most firearm-related injuries and deaths of children and adolescents involve handguns.  Safety Tip Week Two Many firearm accidents result from the handler mistakenly believing a firearm is emptied or otherwise disabled when in fact it is ready to be discharged. Additionally, trigger locks preve...

McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal Hosts Kohl’s Child Safety Seat Check

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(1/11/13) - McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal will host the upcoming Kohl’s Child Safety Seat Check in Florence.  The Third Thursday with Kohl’s Child Safety Seat Check will take place Thursday, January 17, 2013, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in the Florence Kohl’s parking lot (3041 W. Radio Drive, Florence). This child safety seat check is held the third Thursday of each month at this same time and location.  Safe Kids certified child safety seat technicians will check inst...

McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit Schedule Announced through March

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(1/07/13) - The McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit has announced upcoming visits in the Pee Dee. Visits that are open to the public during January, February and March are:  • McLeod Family Medicine Timmonsville (755 E. Smith St., Timmonsville), Tuesdays, February 5 and March 5, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  • Pate Medical Associates (116 Hospital Square, Bishopville), Tuesdays, January 29 and March 19, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  • McLeod Family Medicine Johnsonville (355 S. Georg...

McLeod Resource Center Offers a January Special on the Breastmilk Feeding Gift Set

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(1/03/13) - The McLeod Resource Center is now offering monthly sales with select items at ten percent off. The featured discount item for January is the Breastmilk Feeding Gift Set. The perfect gift for any new mom, this gift set offers extra help with caring for the new baby. The gift set includes six 2.7oz/80mL breastmilk bottles, three 5oz/180mL breastmilk bottles, nipples, lids, collars with travel caps, twenty 5oz/180mL pump and save breastmilk bags and 2 adapters. All items in the g...

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