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Five Reasons to Become a Friend of South Shore Health System

Posted by South Shore Health System on Apr 19, 2018 8:11:00 AM

As a not-for-profit, independent health care provider, South Shore Health System relies on the support of our community to fulfill our mission of healing, caring and comforting people of all ages across our region.

There are many ways to support programs across South Shore Health System, from joining our Boston Marathon team to our annual Walk for Hospice. But one of the most affordable—and fun—ways to support health care in your community is to become a Friend of South Shore Health System. In fact, an annual membership is only $25 ($40 for a couple).

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Topics: Foundation

Ways to Eat Healthy When Dining Out

More than 60 percent of Americans eat at least one meal in a restaurant each week. While it can be fun to let someone else handle the cooking and cleaning of a few meals, it can be tough to stick to your nutrition goals when you aren’t preparing your own food.

Here are a few tips to make sure dining out doesn’t negatively affect your health.

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Topics: Nutrition

What You Should Know About Advance Directives

It’s valuable information most people neglect to share: What are your wishes for medical care if you can’t make decisions for yourself?

It can make us uncomfortable to think about these things. But in the event that you are unable to express your wishes, it’s important to guide your loved ones and medical professionals when important decisions about life-sustaining treatment must be made.

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Topics: As One, Primary Care, Emergency Care

Dan Durica's Total Hip Replacement

Posted by South Shore Health System on Apr 13, 2018 12:00:00 AM

Norwell resident Dan Durica knew after his hip replacement surgery five years ago he was going to need to have his other hip replaced. With a much-anticipated family vacation to Ireland, Dan turned to Dr. Michael Ayers of South Shore Orthopedics, who performed his last procedure.

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Topics: Orthopedics

Get in Touch with Your Testicles [Infographic]

Posted by South Shore Health System on Apr 12, 2018 10:48:50 AM

Talking about Testicular Cancer can be uncomfortable. But it's an important conversation for men of all ages.

Get the facts about this disease—and how men can perform a self-exam—in the infographic below.

The Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center in Clinical Affiliation with South Shore Hospital has a team of experts who are highly skilled in treating testicular cancer. We will work with you to ensure that you understand your testicular cancer diagnosis and treatment options. We create a unique plan for every patient, and consider all aspects of your cancer and health history when making our recommendations. To make an appointment with a cancer specialist, please contact us at 781-624-5000.

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Topics: Cancer

The Cardiovascular Center Helps a Marshfield Man Get His (Heart) Rhythm Back

Posted by South Shore Health System on Apr 12, 2018 8:25:00 AM

Brian Stewart of Marshfield has always been healthy and active. The 31-year-old retired U.S. Army Sergeant and current plumbing foreman was going about his busy day three years ago when out of nowhere he started to feel weak and his heart began pounding uncontrollably.

“It literally felt like my heart was going to come out of my chest,” Brian says.

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Topics: Heart Health, Emergency Care

Jason Tracy, MD on Carfentanil on the South Shore

Posted by South Shore Health System on Apr 11, 2018 9:55:01 AM

Carfentanil, a dangerously strong synthetic opiate, has been on the radar of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for nearly two years

This substance has found its way to the South Shore, with the state reporting four deaths on the South Shore in 2017.

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Topics: Emergency Care

Braintree Mom Welcomes Second Son at South Shore Hospital

Posted by South Shore Health System on Apr 6, 2018 8:15:00 AM

Jessica Demmerly of Braintree had her first son in a Boston hospital. But when it was time to welcome her second son, her family chose South Shore Hospital. 

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Topics: Pregnancy

The Importance of Folic Acid Before and During Pregnancy

A woman's body goes through so many physical and hormonal changes during pregnancy that some experts compare the strain to that of running a marathon. Just like an athlete fuels his or her body for optimal performance, it's important for a woman who is pregnant (or may become pregnant) to nourish her body with a balanced diet rich in essential nutrients. Folic acid is one of the most important vitamins for a baby's healthy development.

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Topics: Women's Health, Pregnancy

Boston EMS Veteran Paul Hughes Brings Expertise to South Shore EMS

Posted by South Shore Health System on Apr 4, 2018 8:04:00 AM

There was only one person Paul Hughes had to convince before accepting the EMS Operations Coordinator position at South Shore Health System just last month: his wife, Susan.

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Topics: Emergency Care, South Shore EMS

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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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