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Coordinated Care Gets Rockland Boy Back in the Rink

Posted by South Shore Health System on Sep 25, 2017 9:01:00 AM

Ben Romer of Rockland has an athlete’s spirit. He loves hockey, playing for the Bay State Breakers  and loves cheering for the Boston Bruins.

In October 2015, Ben needed that athletic spirit after he suffered a severe bite by a family dog. Ben’s mom, Kristy, brought Ben to South Shore Hospital’s Pediatric Emergency Department. As the team determined how to treat Ben’s bite, Kristy noticed her son was flushed. The team confirmed he had a fever and saw that his hand was swelling. The Trauma team paged John Kadzielski, MD, an orthopedic surgeon and Director of the Division of Hand Surgery at South Shore Hospital, who was on call that day.

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Topics: As One, Children's Health, Emergency Care, Specialty Care

Celebrating One Year of Sharing As One

Posted by South Shore Health System on Aug 18, 2017 8:40:00 AM

In August 2016, South Shore Health System launched our blog: Sharing As One. Our blog features insights from experts around our Health System and stories of patients who inspire us every day. We hope the blog helps your family to live more healthfully, provides a trusted source of wellness information and illustrates the transformative work of our colleagues across South Shore Health System.

We crunched the numbers and wanted to count down the most viewed blog posts of the last year.

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Topics: As One

Physician Spotlight: Healing Hands and Restoring Human Connection

Posted by South Shore Health System on Jun 14, 2017 10:01:53 AM

People use their hands to console a loved one in times of need, to create art and music, to communicate and to shake after closing a business deal. It’s those human interactions that got John Kadzielski, MD, into the field of hand surgery many years ago. Dr. Kadzielski is the Director of the Division of Hand Surgery and has practiced at South Shore Orthopedics in Hingham since 2012.

In our latest edition of Physician Spotlight, Dr. Kadzielski spent time with us to discuss his practice, why hand surgery is important to him and the expertise that can be found within his team at South Shore Hospital.

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Topics: As One, Specialty Care, People of South Shore Health

North Shore Resident Comes to South Shore Hospital for Hernia Expertise

Posted by South Shore Health System on Jun 9, 2017 9:00:00 AM

June is Hernia Awareness Month 

Each year hernias affect millions of Americans, but experts believe that only a portion of those suffering will seek medical treatment of any kind. Unfortunately, without treatment, hernias can lead to other health problems.

While there is often no obvious cause as to why someone develops a hernia, they occur when organs bulge through the connective tissue which normally protects them and keeps them in place. The resulting bulge is known as a hernial sack, which includes layers of connective tissue along with the herniated organ.  

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Topics: As One, Specialty Care

Video: Learn to Recognize Signs of Stroke and Take Action

Posted by South Shore Health System on May 24, 2017 10:29:09 AM

The statistics on stroke in the US are sobering. According to the American Stroke Association, someone in the US has a stroke every 40 seconds and every four minutes, someone dies of a stroke. The good news is that recognizing and treating symptoms early can minimize the long-term effects and even prevent death. 

In honor of National Stroke Awareness Month, we sat down with Gregory Allam, MD, Medical Director of South Shore Hospital’s Stroke Program and a member of the Department of Neurology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, to learn about the signs and symptoms, who is most at risk, and what to do if you or someone you love is exhibiting symptoms. 

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Topics: As One, Heart Health

Five Reasons to Like South Shore Health System Foundation and Friends on Facebook

Posted by South Shore Health System on Apr 21, 2017 4:04:08 PM

As a not-for-profit health care system, philanthropy touches every area of South Shore Health System. Our donors, volunteers, and community members play a vital role in our mission of healing, caring and comforting for the people who live in Southeastern Massachusetts.

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Topics: As One, Foundation

Fast-Acting Caregivers Save One of Their Own

Posted by South Shore Health System on Apr 5, 2017 8:00:00 AM

It can happen in a heartbeat.

One second, Bill Verrier, who works in Engineering Services at South Shore Hospital, was racing to the Hospital’s cafeteria to sell M&Ms for his favorite charitable event, the Walk for Hospice. The next, he was laid out on the dining hall floor from a heart attack—with a second attack on the way.


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Topics: As One, Heart Health, People of South Shore Health

Heart Attack Rapid Response Saved this South Shore Resident’s Life

Posted by South Shore Health System on Feb 23, 2017 9:59:36 AM

According to the American Heart Association, approximately every 42 seconds someone in the United States has a heart attack. Abington resident, Donald Mathison became part of that startling statistic when he experienced a massive heart attack at 57 years old. Though he had a family history of heart disease—his father even dying from a massive heart attack at a young age—it still came as a complete shock to him and his family, because he led a very active, healthy lifestyle.

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Topics: As One, Heart Health

Proper Disposal of Unused or Expired Prescription Drugs Can Save Lives

Posted by South Shore Health System on Oct 21, 2016 9:00:00 AM

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 78 people die every day due to an opioid overdose.

Studies show that residential supplies of pharmaceutical controlled substances, those often found in home medicine cabinets, are often the supply of choice to young people and criminals. Though effective when used properly, many of these medications are highly addictive and dangerous when abused. A prescription drop off program allows people to safely dispose of unused or unwanted medications—keeping harmful substances, especially dangerous narcotics, both out of the hands of those who could abuse them and out of our environment.

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Topics: As One, Primary Care

The Hidden Impact of Concussions in Children

Posted by South Shore Health System on Oct 20, 2016 8:03:00 AM

Though concussions can happen at any age, it is estimated that more than three million children, aged 18 and younger, sustain a traumatic brain injury each year—80 to 90 percent of which are mild. The rise in high-impact youth sports has made our children more susceptible to head injuries and brain trauma than ever before. While it has been a hot topic of conversation in recent days with regard to professional athletes, concussions are a concern for players at both the professional and student athlete level. In fact, any head impact on or off the field that causes trauma to the brain can result in a concussion.

What is a Concussion?

The term concussion is used interchangeably with the term mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). 

A mild TBI or concussion is a disruption in the function of the brain as a result of a forceful blow to the head, either direct (such as hitting your head on or against something); or indirect (such as whiplash).

The impact causes the brain to shuffle back and forth within the skull.

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Topics: As One, Children's Health, Neurology

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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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