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Primary Care 101 for the College Freshman

Posted by South Shore Health System on Aug 13, 2018 10:38:18 AM

Sending a child off to college is a big change for any family. Amid all the tuition payments and searching out the best roommate, students and parents can easily forget to think about what this transition means for your child’s relationship with a primary care provider (PCP).

Most college freshmen are in their late teen years, so families may struggle with whether to maintain the existing relationship with a child’s pediatrician for a few more years, or if it’s time for your young adult to find an internist or family medicine doctor. And, if your child does look for a new doctor, should it be on-campus or closer to home?

South Shore Medical Center pediatrician Jeremy Warhaftig, MD, says that he often advises his patients and their parents to maintain a relationship with a doctor at home, whether it’s with a pediatrician or a doctor that sees adult patients.

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Topics: Children's Health, Primary Care

Red, White and Blueberry Dessert Trifle Recipe

 Have you ever tried topping off your favorite dessert with a few berries? Fruit has a naturally sweet flavor and it is a good source of fiber. Berries are high in antioxidants and they make an excellent addiction to a rich cake.

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Easy Blueberry Mango Smoothie Recipe

There is nothing quite as refreshing as a fruit smoothie on a hot summer day. The nutrition team at South Shore Hospital recommends this delicious blend of fruit, Greek yogurt, and the milk of your choice to leave you feeling your best!

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A Journey of Hope: Dawnalee's Story

Posted by South Shore Health System on Aug 7, 2018 9:17:46 AM

Considering weight-loss surgery, but aren't sure if it will work for you?

Check out Dawnalee Kielty-Downing's inspiring story in the video below.

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Topics: Weight Loss

Our Boston Marathon Team Reaches Major Fundraising Goal

Posted by South Shore Health System on Aug 2, 2018 10:54:47 AM
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Team SSHS (South Shore Health System) has one million reasons to celebrate! This year's Boston Marathon Team—Running “As One”raised more than $192,000 for cancer care services and other Health System programs on the South Shore. The final amount was enough to push the team’s collective seven-year fundraising goal to over $1 million dollars!

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Topics: Foundation

Meet Dr. Leyda Delgado

Posted by South Shore Health System on Aug 2, 2018 9:31:24 AM

Are you looking for a primary care doctor? Meet Dr. Leyda Delgado, an internal medicine physician. She is accepting new patients and will be practicing at South Shore Medical Center in Norwell, as well as in Braintree.

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Topics: Primary Care

Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Named Comprehensive Center

Posted by South Shore Health System on Jul 27, 2018 2:45:02 PM

South Shore Hospital’s Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery received accreditation as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®), a joint program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).

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Topics: Weight Loss

Legal Marijuana: A New Frontier for Massachusetts

As of July 1, recreational marijuana is legal in Massachusetts for adults over the age of 21. Marijuana use, both medical and recreational in Massachusetts, is no longer a hidden thing.

As the Medical Director of Youth Health Connection, I feel a very powerful imperative to ensure that we understand the impact culturally for our communities, families, and youth, to be knowledgeable about the law, and to be fully clear regarding the inherent risks that come with both marijuana and alcohol use.

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Topics: As One, Children's Health

South Shore VNA Receives Five-Star Rating for Patient Experience

Posted by South Shore Health System on Jul 25, 2018 2:39:59 PM

South Shore Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) received a five-star rating for home health agencies – the highest rating achievable – from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on its Home Health Compare website.

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Topics: Seniors & Aging

What You Need to Know about the Salmonella Outbreak

Posted by South Shore Health System on Jul 24, 2018 11:05:42 AM

Todd Ellerin, MD, Director of Infectious Disease at South Shore Health System, recently discussed a recent salmonella outbreak linked to turkey products with WCVB

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Topics: Primary Care

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Welcome to Sharing As One, South Shore Health System’s blog. Our goal is to share regular doses of health news, expert insights to healthy living, wellness tips, and inspiring stories from ordinary people who have overcome extraordinary health challenges. 

 

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