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Safe Kids Florence, Led by McLeod Health, to Host Safe Sitter Courses

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(5/07/10) - Safe Kids Florence, led by McLeod Health, will host a series of Safe Sitter courses for girls and boys ages 11 to 13. The courses will take place from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. in the McLeod Pavilion Day Hospital Conference Room.Upcoming dates are as follows:

June 8, 2010 (register by May 25)

July 20, 2010 (register by July 6)

August 10, 2010 (register by July 27)

Safe Sitter is a medically-based program that teaches young adolescents how to effecti...

McLeod Safe Kids: More than 2,000 Children per Year Fatally Injured at Home

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(4/30/10) - Safe Kids Florence, led by McLeod Health, and Safe Kids Worldwide are celebrating National Safe Kids Week from Sunday, April 25 - Saturday, May 1, 2010.Approximately 2,096 children in the United States, ages 14 and under, die from accidental injuries in the home each year and 3 million kids are treated in emergency rooms for accidental injuries occurring at home. In 2004, approximately 2,300 children ages 14 and under died from unintentional injuries that occurred in the home and ...

McLeod Safe Kids: Drowning is Quick and Quiet, So Keep Your Eyes on Your Kids around Water

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(4/28/10) - Safe Kids Florence, led by McLeod Health, and Safe Kids Worldwide are celebrating National Safe Kids Week from Sunday, April 25 - Saturday, May 1, 2010

It’s a warm summer day and you’re at the beach with your kids. Your cell phone rings and you answer it, shifting your focus from your kids to the conversation. Good idea? Not at all, accordin...

McLeod Safe Kids: Protecting Yourself Year-Round; Why Spring Sports Safety is a Must

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(4/27/10) - Safe Kids Florence, led by McLeod Health, and Safe Kids Worldwide are celebrating National Safe Kids Week from Sunday, April 25 - Saturday, May 1, 2010.

As winter turns into spring and temperatures increase, so does the amount of time that children spend outdoors playing spring sports. This means that the number of injuries to children can also ...

Riding Safe with Rita's Presented by Safe Kids Florence, led by McLeod Health, and Rita's Italian Ice

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(4/06/10) - Safe Kids Florence, led by McLeod Health, and Rita's Italian Ice will host Riding Safe with Rita's on Friday, April 9, from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. in the Walmart Supercenter at the Southside Commons parking lot (2014 South Irby Street, Florence).Safe Kids certified child safety seat technicians will check installation of child safety seats, correct those in need, and educate on proper installation and use. Each child safety seat technician follows a child passenger safety chec...

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