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McLeod Social Worker Receives Pee Dee Perinatal Award

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(10/10/12) - On October 1, 2012, Janice Norris, LBSW, received the 2012 Pee Dee Perinatal Award during the South Carolina Perinatal Association (SCPA) Business Luncheon, held in Myrtle Beach. Norris is the Social Worker for the McLeod Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Perinatal Intensive Care Unit (PICU).

This award is given annually to a person in each perinatal region throughout South Carolina who exhibits diligence and concern on behalf of mothers and babies.

"It is t...

McLeod Hosting Breast Cancer Symposium on October 20

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(10/09/12) - The McLeod Breast Cancer Symposium will take place on Saturday, October 20, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology (SiMT) located on the campus of Florence-Darlington Technical College.

Speakers for this event include McLeod Oncologist Dr. Michael Pavy, McLeod General Surgeon Dr. Amy Murrell, and McLeod Radiologist Dr. Noel Phipps.

The free symposium will include a catered lunch, educational material, fellowship,...

Sports Medicine Tip: Running Cadence

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Count Your Cadence

The quickest and easiest way to decrease your risk of injury and improve your running can be through simple modifications of your running form. There are many drills, shoes, books, and techniques that are designed to address your form; however it's possible to make significant changes by paying attention to a few simple details during your daily run.

Count your cadence: Over-striding is a common culprit of many running injuries. This is due to the increased impact ...

Sports Medicine Tip: Staying Warm in Cold Weather

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As the weather starts to get colder and the days shorter, it's time to make a few changes to your routine to stay comfortable, healthy, and safe while training through the winter. The first priority in cold weather is staying warm. Clothing choices and a proper warm-up prior to exercise take more careful consideration than they normally do in the summer, when the only effort required to break a sweat simply involves taking a few steps outside.

In regards to clothing, layering is a ver...

Sports Medicine Tip: A New Year, A New Commitment To Fitness

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The New Year provides a time to look ahead and plan for what is to be accomplished over the next twelve months. As a commitment to fitness and running is often at the top of most New Year Resolution lists, it's important to remember the little things in avoiding injury and staying healthy to achieve your goals.

For those just beginning a running routine in their quest for fitness:

Lower leg and shin injuries are some of the most common for those starting out running. Often called shi...

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