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What to Do When You Can’t Poop

Posted by South Shore Health System on Mar 13, 2018 10:25:00 AM

There are few conditions that leave us as uncomfortable as constipation. When your bowels aren’t moving as usual, or if it’s painful when you poop, it can leave you feeling miserable.

We asked several South Shore Health System experts for their advice on constipation. Here’s their advice.

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Topics: Children's Health, Primary Care, Pregnancy

Fighting the Loss of Addiction with Love: One Nurse’s Story

Posted by Kathryn Morini, RN, Critical Care Unit on Mar 6, 2018 12:56:00 PM

Kathyrn Morini, RN, (on the left in this picture) moved colleagues at the PAIN Education Day in February when she spoke of her sister Amanda’s (right) death due to an overdose. Morini is the author of the book “The Story of Red Tail Hawk”, which chronicles her sister’s decade-long battle with addiction. Morini donates 20 percent of any proceeds raised through book sales to various outlets of recovery and prevention.

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Topics: People of South Shore Health

South Shore Health System Announces Intent to Partner with Health Express

Posted by South Shore Health System on Feb 26, 2018 4:10:35 PM

South Shore Health System and Health Express, one of the leading providers of urgent care on the South Shore, announced last week that they have signed a letter of intent to enter into partnership, bringing cost-effective treatment options for patients with non-life threatening injuries and illnesses. 

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Topics: Emergency Care

One Woman's Journey from Pain to Promise

Posted by South Shore Health System on Feb 22, 2018 4:51:32 PM

South Shore resident Judy Ansaldi knew it was time to consider joint replacement when her aching right knee started affecting her quality of life—even the ability to walk her dog. After talking with her Primary Care Physician, David Halle, MD, and Orthopedic Surgeon, Michael Rowland, MD, the decision was made to move forward with surgery so Judy could move forward with her active lifestyle.

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Four Reasons to Support South Shore Health System’s Boston Marathon Team

Posted by South Shore Health System on Feb 20, 2018 9:01:00 AM

We are so proud of our Run SSHS Team – Running As One – in the Boston Marathon as part of the John Hancock non-profit program.

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Topics: Cancer, Foundation

How to Handle Common Sports Injuries

When patients ask me for ideas on how to get fit, my best advice is to start exercising 30 minutes a day at a moderate intensity. But sometimes, people don’t follow a sound training plan or jump in a little bit too quickly, experiencing pain that prevents them from following through on their fitness goals.

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Topics: Exercise & Fitness

What it takes to be a Hospice Volunteer

As the Volunteer Coordinator for Hospice of the South Shore, I coordinate the 40 volunteers that support patients and their caregivers across the region.

Our volunteers visit with patients in their homes. They provide respite for caregivers, so that they can go out and do errands, go out to lunch with friends, or take a nap in another part of the house. They also visit patients who are in facilities, where the primary goal is more companionship and stimulation. Each volunteer gives about three or four hours per week of his or her time.

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Topics: Caregiving, People of South Shore Health, Home Care

How Good Nutrition Plays a Role in Cancer Survivorship

Posted by Julie Bosworth, Registered Dietitian on Feb 8, 2018 4:14:41 PM

The foods we eat and the nutrients they may (or may not) provide are the most important factors influencing our health. This is especially true for cancer patients.

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What is South Shore Hospital's Early Labor Lounge?

Posted by Rachel Ballester, Nurse Midwife on Feb 8, 2018 9:23:36 AM

Early labor can be uncomfortable for moms. Contractions begin and the cervix begins to soften and open as her baby begins to enter the birth canal. For first-time moms, this longest phase of labor can last for days. 

At South Shore Hospital, we have a great resource for moms who are in early labor, but aren't quite ready to deliver: Our Early Labor Lounge.

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Topics: Pregnancy

Five Things to Consider When Choosing an Adult Primary Care Provider

Regardless of whether you have recently moved to a new area, outgrown your family pediatrician or simply want to make a change and see a new health care provider, choosing an adult primary care provider can feel overwhelming. It’s easy to say “I’m healthy, I can wait to choose a new provider,” but waiting until you get sick and need to see someone is never a good idea – especially during the height of cold and flu season.

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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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