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McLeod Hospice Offers Training for Volunteers

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McLeod Hospice is offering a new "Hospice Volunteering 101" class for persons interested in helping Hospice patients and/or assisting the Hospice support staff. Volunteerism can include playing music or singing to a patient, providing companionship or making deliveries of medical supplies to a patient's home.

Volunteers play a vital role in McLeod Hospice. They may visit patients either in their homes or at the McLeod Hospice House. They can also provide massage therapy or pet therapy...

New McLeod Cancer Support Group Involving the Use of Art Announced

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The McLeod Center for Cancer Treatment and Research announces a new support group for Cancer patients and Caregivers that involves the use of art. The first meeting of the Artful Expression Group will be Thursday, January 8, 2015, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Florence County Museum, 111 West. Cheves Street. Future meetings will be held on the second Thursday of each month.

This Cancer Support Group is designed to help patients and caregivers learn to:

Reduce stress, anxiety, and sym...

McLeod Women's Services Hosts Pelvic Health Lunch and Learn

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McLeod Women's Services is hosting "Straight Talk About Women's Pelvic Health Issues" at the McLeod Health & Fitness Center on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 12 p.m. A light lunch will be served.

Dr. Gary Emerson of McLeod OB/GYN Associates will discuss urinary incontinence and explain what the condition is, how it is diagnosed, and treatment options currently available.

Urinary incontinence is reportedly one of the most common medical conditions seen by primary care physici...

The McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit to Visit The Carolinian

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The McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit is scheduled to visit The Carolinian on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Carolinian is located at 718 South Dargan Street in Florence.

To be eligible for a mammogram on the unit, you must meet the following criteria:

· Must have insurance or a method of payment. No cash, please. Medicaid, Medicare, and Best Chance Network are accepted.

· Must have a referring physician to send the results to.


McLeod Safe Kids Offers Halloween Safety Tips

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McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal offers the following safety tips to ensure a safe and happy Halloween.

Safety Tips

·   Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft and flexible.

·   Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.

·   Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.

·   Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering befo...

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