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Keeping Kids Safe On Bikes

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Approximately 118 children in the United States died from a bike-related injury in 2013, according to Safe Kids. Around 52 percent of these deaths were among children ages 15 to 19. More children are seen in emergency facilities due to bike-related injuries than any other sport.

McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal recommends the following bike safety tips:

Purchase the right equipment.  Before a ride, it is important to take steps to make sure your child is protected. Buy a b...

Local Athletes Receive Scholarships from McLeod Sports Medicine

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McLeod Sports Medicine has awarded the Geoffrey Kier Memorial Athletic Excellence Scholarships to three local athletes. The scholarship recipients were recognized at the annual McLeod Sports Medicine 5K and 10K Run/Walk held Saturday, March 19, 2016. The athletes receiving the scholarships are: Chris Vincent van Baaren, Anna Shurman, and Madison Hardee.

Chris Vincent van Baaren is a senior at The King's Academy where he participates in basketball and soccer. He plans to attend The Uni...

Local Women’s Group Donates to McLeod Nurse-Family Partnership

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The Lake City Junior Women’s Club recently donated $1500 to the McLeod Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) program. The funds raised will help the program continue meeting the needs of at-risk mothers and their young children.

“The NFP team and I feel completely blessed to have been given this amount of money from the Lake City Junior Women’s Club,” says Kristen Miller, McLeod Nurse-Family Partnership Nurse Manager. “We appreciate any amount or donation, but t...

Protect Your Child: Know the ABC's of Safe Sleep

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Dr. Thomas Spence, McLeod Pediatric Associates of Florence

Despite continuing progress in reducing infant mortality and Sudden Infant Death (SIDs) in South Carolina, sleep-related infant deaths continue to be a significant problem.

Following a 1992 recommendation by the American Academy of Pediatrics to place babies on their backs to sleep, deaths from SIDS began to drop. Unfortunately, the number of South Carolina infa...

More Than 136,000 Kids Visit ER From Burns and Injuries: McLeod Safe Kids Provides Top 4 Tips to Help Parents Keep Kids Safe from Burns and Scalds

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The smell of cookies baking in the oven or tasty sauces simmering on the stovetop is hard to resist for kids, but too many are suffering from burns and scalds that are preventable. McLeod Safe Kids wants to remind parents about a few simple tips to help avoid harmful burns and scalds.

To learn more information, visit the burns and scalds section and scalds section on the Safe Kids website.

In 2012, more than 136,000 children were seen in emergency rooms for fire and burn injur...

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