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McLeod Offers Monthly Diabetes Foot Clinic

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The McLeod Diabetes Center and the McLeod Outpatient Wound Center are now offering a monthly diabetes foot clinic on the second Thursday of each month from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the McLeod Medical Plaza, 800 E. Cheves Street, Florence. To prevent diabetes complications it is important for patients to have regular foot screenings and examinations.

The American Diabetes Association estimates that one in five people with diabetes are hospitalized because of foot problems. These individual...

McLeod Offers Prevention Study to Patients Treated for Colon Cancer

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In conjunction with Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, the McLeod Cancer Research Department announces its participation in a national prevention study for patients who have recently been treated for colon cancer.

This National Cancer Institute (NCI) sponsored study evaluates the cholesterol drug, Rosuvastatin (Crestor) as a treatment to reduce the risk of colon cancer. Rosuvastatin is a statin, a class of drugs that lower cholesterol.

The study, titled, "P-5: Statin Polyp Pre...

McLeod Regional Medical Center Offers Unique Cancer Rehabilitation Program for Cancer Survivors

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Cancer survivors now have an opportunity to receive rehabilitation services designed to improve their treatment and recovery. McLeod Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce the availability of the STAR (Survivorship Training and Rehab) Program. McLeod, the only hospital in eastern South Carolina to offer this program, is leading the way in providing excellent cancer rehabilitation services to patients.

McLeod Regional Medical Center has earned the STAR Program® Certification f...

McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal Provides Safety Tips During Poison Prevention Month

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(3/04/13) - McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal reminds families to take caution during Poison Prevention Month (March) as well as year-round. Becoming aware of potential poison hazards can help prevent future accidents.

Safety Tips Store potentially poisonous household products and medications locked out of children’s sight and reach. Read labels to find out what is poisonous. Potential hazards include make-up, medicine, plants, cleaning products, pesticides, art supplies and alcoholi...

Dr. Carl Chelen Elected Chair of Pediatric Department

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(2/27/13) - McLeod Pediatric Intensivist Dr. Carl Chelen has been elected as Pediatric Department Chair for McLeod Regional Medical Center. This department consists of pediatricians, neonatologists and pediatric intensivists who work in collaboration with one another to ensure that all pediatric patients receive quality medical care at McLeod.

Sarah Roland, Director of McLeod Children's Hospital, explains that she looks forward to working with Dr. Chelen to bring ideas into action. "D...

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