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

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(5/11/12) - Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal reminds families to take caution during Bike and Wheeled Sports Safety Month (May) as well as year-round. Studies show in children ages five to fourteen, 52% do not have a helmet present, 41% use a helmet, and 7% have a helmet present but it is unused. Properly fit helmets should be owned and worn by a child during wheeled sports to assist in preventing injury.

Having your child wear a helmet every time they ride is essential. Today, helmets cost ...

Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal Offers Education Courses

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(4/27/12) - Safe SleepSafe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal, led by McLeod Health, is pleased to now offer a Safe Sleep education course.

This course will provide families with education designed to help decrease the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and accidental death of infants while sleeping.

The Safe Sleep course will be held on the following Thursdays in 2012: May 10, June 14, July 26, and August 9 at 6:00 p.m. The class will be located in the McLeod Medical Plaza at 800 ...

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

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(4/13/12) - Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal, led by McLeod Health, will host two upcoming Kohl's Child Safety Seat Checks in Florence and Myrtle Beach.

The Third Thursday with Kohl's Child Safety Seat Check will take place Thursday, April19, 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.

The bi-monthly Kohl's Cares Safe Seats...

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

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(3/23/12) - 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 Tip

Keep the toll-free nationwide poison control center number, (1-800-222-1222) and local emergency numbers near every telephone. If you suspect poisoning and a child is choking, collapses, cannot breathe or is having a seizure, call 911. Otherwise, take the product to t...

Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal Announces Kohl’s Cares Grant at Third Thursday Event

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(3/16/12) - Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal, led by McLeod Health, announced their receipt of a $44,721 grant awarded by Kohl's Cares at the Third Thursday with Kohl's Child Safety Seat Check. The check presentation took place at 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, 2012, at the Florence Kohl's (3041 W. Radio Drive, Florence).

The Kohl's Cares donation will continue to fund the monthly Third Thursday with Kohl's Child Safety Seat Check in Florence, as well as the bi-monthly Beach Seats Child Sa...

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