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McLeod Health Announces New Safe Kids Coordinator

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McLeod Health welcomes Marla Blaker, Injury Prevention Specialist, as the Coordinator of McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal.

A native of Florence, Marla recently graduated from the College of Charleston, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. With a passion for healthcare and people, especially children, Marla looks forward to working with the community to prevent unintentional childhood injuries.

As an Injury Prevention Specialist, Marla is a certified Child Passe...

Learn How to Keep Babies Safe When Sleeping; Then, Pass it On

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South Carolina ranks 45th out of all 50 states when it comes to infant mortality. One way to improve this statistic is to reduce the number of sleep-related infant deaths by providing a safe sleeping environment.

The ABCs of Safe Sleep are simple:

Alone – Make sure the baby sleeps alone. No toys, stuffed animals, blankets or pillows. And not with you.

Back – Babies should always be put to sleep on their back. Not on their side or their stomach.


McLeod Safe Kids: Top Four Tips for Fireworks Safety

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Safe Kids Worldwide reports that more than 3,000 children under the age of 15 are sent to the emergency room each year in the United States because of fireworks. Sparklers, which are typically viewed by parents as relatively harmless fireworks for children, account for one-third of the injuries to children under five.

McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal reminds families to take caution with these safety tips:

1. Leave fireworks to professionals:• The best way to protect your...

McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit Schedule Announced Through September

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For nine years, the McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit has made a significant impact on the lives of women across Northeastern South Carolina, detecting a total of 76 cases of breast cancer in nine counties throughout the region.

The McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit has announced upcoming visits in the area that are open to the public during July, August, and September:

• McLeod Family Medicine Timmonsville (755 E. Smith Street, Timmonsville),Tuesdays; July 5, August 2, and Sep...

McLeod Safe Kids Offers Top 10 Summer Safety Tips To Help Kids Have Fun And Stay Injury-Free

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The summer is one of the most exciting times of the year for your kids, but it’s also a time when kids can be at risk for injuries. That’s why McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal is encouraging all parents and caregivers to be prepared with simple safety tips this summer season.

Risks of swimming tragedies increase in the summer, with two-thirds of drowning deaths occurring between May and August, and most commonly on the weekends.

“The summer is a great time to...

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