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

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(6/08/12) - Drowning is one of the leading causes of death for children. Home swimming pools are the most common place for a child younger than age 5 to drown. Approximately 400 children age 14 and younger drown each year in pools and spas, and most children were being watched by an adult just before they drowned.

McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal reminds families to take caution during Water Safety Month (June) as well as year-round with these safety tips.

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Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal Provides Safety Tips During Bike and Wheeled Sports Safety Month

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(5/25/12) - Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal reminds families to take caution during Bike and Wheeled Sports Safety Month (May) as well as year-round with these safety tips.

It is important to teach children lessons about safety on the roads and to remind ourselves of them as well. It is also crucial to always follow the safety rules and traffic laws in order to remain protected.

Remember that bikes travel with traffic, not against it. Ride on the right-hand side of the road.

Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal Provides Safety Tips During Bike and Wheeled Sports Safety Month

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(5/18/12) - Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal reminds families to take caution during Bike and Wheeled Sports Safety Month (May) as well as year-round with these safety tips.

Before a ride, it is important to take steps to make sure your child is protected. Buy a bicycle that is the right size for your child - not one he or she will "grow into." Bring them along to the bike shop to purchase the right fit.

Place reflectors on the front, back, and sides of the bike, skates or scooter.

Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal Offers Operation Medicine Drop

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(5/18/12) - Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal, led by McLeod Health, partners with the Florence County Sheriff's Office to offer Operation Medicine Drop to the region.

Operation Medicine Drop allows for safe disposal of unused or expired over-the counter and prescription medications with local law enforcement.

Join Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal and the Florence County Sheriff's Office at the Operation Medicine Drop on Wednesday, May 23 from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. in the McLeod Regiona...

Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal, led by McLeod Health, Hosts Kohl’s Child Safety Seat Check

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(5/11/12) - Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal, led by McLeod Health, 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, May 17, 2012, 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 ch...

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