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What To Do When You Have the Flu

Posted by South Shore Health System on Jan 11, 2018 5:45:16 PM

Flu season is here in full force. Nationwide—and locallyhospital emergency rooms are inundated with patients worried about their illness and seeking relief. 

If you're feelng the effects, should you head to the emergency room?

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Topics: Emergency Care

What the Walk for Hospice Means to Hospice Nurses

Posted by South Shore Health System on Jan 8, 2018 9:45:04 AM

Each spring, more than 2,000 people from across the South Shore gather for the Walk for Hospice. Now in its 27th year, the Walk for Hospice raises funds to support the more than 600 hospice patients and their families served by Hospice of the South Shore.

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Topics: Seniors & Aging, Caregiving

Top Seven Health Blogs of 2017

Posted by South Shore Health System on Dec 28, 2017 8:14:00 AM

As 2017 draws to a close, the editors of South Shore Health System's blog, Sharing. As One, offer a look back at our most-viewed posts of the year. From health advice for people of all ages to stories of incredible patient outcomes, our team of clinical experts—nurses, doctors, dietitians, therapists, neurologists and many more—share their expertise to keep you and your family healthy.

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Topics: As One

Grateful Patient: Jay Flanagan

Posted by South Shore Health System on Dec 22, 2017 8:30:00 AM

A massive heart attack almost took away Jay Flanagan's dream of walking his daughter, Amanda, down the aisle. Watch his amazing story in the video below.

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Topics: As One

South Shore Health System Awarded Emergency Ambulance Service (EAS) Contract from Town of Weymouth

Posted by South Shore Health System on Dec 18, 2017 4:34:30 PM

The Town of Weymouth announced today that South Shore Health System has been awarded Weymouth’s Emergency Ambulance Service (EAS) contract. Mayor Robert Hedlund and the EAS Committee made the announcement at Town Hall with South Shore Health System representatives.

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South Shore Hospital & FoodSquire Partner to Help Families of Newborns

Posted by South Shore Health System on Dec 1, 2017 8:28:00 AM

It’s a scene all too familiar for many new mothers: You’ve just brought your baby home from the hospital, you’re exhausted, overwhelmed with responsibility and  oh yeah – what’s for dinner? Don’t worry. South Shore Hospital has got you covered.

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Topics: As One, Children's Health, Nutrition, Women's Health, Pregnancy

Infographic: Caregiver Stress

Posted by South Shore Health System on Nov 30, 2017 8:28:00 AM

Caring for a loved one for any length of time without much assistance can lead to significant stress for a caregiver. But it may be difficult for a caregiver to not only see how that strain affects his or her life, but also how to alleviate that stress in a healthy way.

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Topics: Seniors & Aging, Caregiving

Redefining High Blood Pressure

Posted by South Shore Health System on Nov 21, 2017 8:25:00 AM

Last week, the American Heart Association released new guidelines on healthy levels for blood pressure. In the video below, Brendan Merchant, MD, cardiologist at South Shore Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Harbor Medical Associates, explains the new guidelines and what it means for you.

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Topics: High Blood Pressure, Cardiology

The Great American Vapeout

Posted by South Shore Health System on Nov 16, 2017 9:59:28 AM

Since 1976, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has declared the third Thursday of November as the Great American Smokeout. Setting aside this day for cigarette smokers to quit or develop a plan to quit tobacco has proven to be a cruicial step towards thousands of healthier lives.

The work done by the American Cancer Society to push a clear, powerful message about the negative effects of cigarette use has led to millions of Americans opting out of smoking. Unfortunately, as cigarette use has steadily declined, it has now given rise to a dangerous trend that millions are now opting in to—vaping.

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Topics: Children's Health, Women's Health, Men's Health

Diabetes and Sleep Apnea: A Dangerous Duo

Posted by South Shore Health System on Nov 14, 2017 3:58:06 PM

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) calls insufficient sleep a public health epidemic. While a huge portion of this mass sleeplessness can be blamed on society’s 24/7 pace, you can also blame these sleep-deprived nights on a disorder known as sleep apnea.

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Topics: Specialty 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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